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
Degree conferred summa cum laude (Class ranking: 97th percentile).
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Ecological Society of America: Certified Senior Ecologist since 1992.
The Wildlife Society: Certified Wildlife Biologist since 1991.