School of Arts and Sciences
Biology, Medical Imaging and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Jeffries Hall 201
- 2014-now Chair of Biology. Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
- 2011-Now Director of Sustainability. Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
- 2008-Now Professor. Dept of Biology, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
- 2003-2008 Associate Professor. Dept of Biology, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
- 1997-2002 Assistant Professor. Dept of Biology, Georgian Court College, Lakewood, NJ
- 1995-97 Lecturer. Dept of Biology, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD 21803.
- 1993-95 Horn Point Environmental Laboratory research fellow. Horn Point Environmental Laboratory (HPEL), Cambridge, MD.
- 1991-93 University of Maryland graduate fellow at HPEL.
- 1989-91 N.S.E.R.C. graduate fellow at HPEL.
- 1988-89 Graduate teaching assistant, University of British Columbia, Canada
- 1986-88 N.S.E.R.C. Graduate fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada.
- 1986 N.S.E.R.C. Summer undergraduate research assistant. Dr. M. Risk. McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
- 1985 N.S.E.R.C. Summer undergraduate research assistant. Dr. G. Daborn. Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
- 1984 N.S.E.R.C. Summer undergraduate research assistant. Dr. V. Tunnicliffe. University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
- 1983 Summer undergraduate research assistant. Dr. D. Grund. Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Research / Creativity Interest Area
Study of the impact of invasive plants and animals in wetlands and dunes on community structure (e.g. abundance and diversity of native species) and function (e.g. dune geomorphology, storm protection, sediment storage etc.). Because of its significant impacts on New Jersey’s coastal ecosystems, my current focus is on measuring distribution, expansion rates and impact of the invasive Asiatic sand sedge, Carex kobomugi, and on developing and monitoring management strategies for this species. Restoration of resilient natural communities. Emphasis here is on growing awareness for the need for diverse plantings both to enhance ecological function and to maximize community’s ability to adapt to future environmental stressors. Researching and creating effective tools for environmental education and sustainability at all levels from Pre K to college, as well as for community education beyond the formal education system. Green infrastructure research with a focus on studying the role of soil management strategies, natural plantings and gravel wetlands for storm water management.
I also serve as the pre-vet advisor for students at Georgian Court.