Education & Certification

Education  &  Certification


  • University of Wyoming, Ph.D., 1985
    Major: Zoology and Physiology.  Tool Subjects: Applied Statistics, Remote Sensing.
    Dissertation: “Riparian-habitat use by breeding cavity-nesting birds in southeastern Wyoming.”
    Major Professor – Stan Anderson (Deceased).  Advisers – Mark Boyce, Larry  Irwin, Dennis Knight, and Lyman McDonald.
  • Pennsylvania State University, M.S., 1980
    Major: Wildlife Management.  Tool Subject: Applied Statistics.
    Thesis: “Identification of variables for characterizing and evaluating woodcock singing-ground habitat in central Pennsylvania.”
    Major Professor – Jim Wakeley.  Advisers – Jerry Storm and Wally Tzilkowski.
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
  • University of Cincinnati, B.S., 1978
    Major: Biology.
    Degree conferred summa cum laude (Class ranking: 97th percentile).
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Professional  Certification

  • Ecological Society of America:  Certified Senior Ecologist since 1992.
  • The Wildlife Society:  Certified Wildlife Biologist since 1991.