Areas of research:

  • How alligator evolution has been shaped by their environment Lystrosaurus taxonomy and morphology. Lines of inquiry: Phylogenetics Biogeography Morphometrics Paleoecology Diversity dynamics. Other work: Museum Studies Science Communication. @DeadGators on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok

Skills and Expertise:

  • Museum Studies
  • Natural History
  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution
  • Systematics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Functional Morphology
  • Vertebrate Paleontology
  • Palaeoecology
  • Comparative Anatomy
PhD, University of Iowa, Earth and Environmental Science, 2015
MS, University of Iowa, Geoscience, 2010
BS, Appalachian State University, Geology, 2007