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Research Interests

Fisheries management, sampling, community ecology, predator-prey interactions, behavioral ecology


Thesis project

Temperature- and Habitat-Specific Length Bias and Catch Rate of Electrofishing for Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus).



  • M.S. Nat. Res. Ecology & Management – Fisheries Option, 2009.  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • B.S. Biology, 2005.   Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO


Professional Experience

  • Fisheries Research Biologist, Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science Center, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. (2009-Present)
  • Fisheries Biologist, Southwest District, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (2007-2009).
  • Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management (formerly Department of Zoology) Oklahoma State University (2006 – 2007).
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology Oklahoma State University (2006).
  • Research Technician, University of Missouri – Columbia, James A. Reed Conservation Area (8/05 – 12/05)
  • Resource Science Assistant, Missouri Department of Conservation, Clinton, MO (5/04-8/04 & 5/05-8/05)
  • Resource Aid Assistant, Missouri Department of Conservation, Hannibal, MO (2001 – 2002)


Professional Memberships

American Fisheries Society

  • Oklahoma Chapter, American Fisheries Society
  • OSU Student Subunit, American Fisheries Society


Activities & Awards

  • President, OSU Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society 2006.
  • Best Student Presentation – 27th Annual Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting 2007.
  • Robert M. Jenkins Memorial Reservoir Research Scholarship – SDAFS 2007.
  • Skinner Memorial Award – Honorable mention
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