Appointments and Honors


2010 – 2011
1996 – 1998
1993 – 1994

Smithsonian Institution, Faculty training in conservation genetics & Bayesian statistics
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, Department of Zoology
Ph.D., University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Biological Anthropology | Program in Evolutionary Biology
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), Graduate Program in Tropical Biology (Costa Rica)
M.A., Northern Illinois University, Anthropology (Summa cum laude)
B.Sc., Northern Illinois University, Anthropology & Biology (Magna cum laude, Honors in Biology)

Small Jo in YNP


2015– present
2009 – 2015
2011 – present
2013 – present
2015 – 2019
2007 – 2008
2004 – 2009
2005 – 2009
2005 – 2009
2004 – 2009
1999 – 2004
2002 – 2004
1999 – 2009
1999 – 2004
1998 – 1999
1997 – 1998
1997 – 1998
1993 – 1994

Professor, University of Colorado – Boulder
Professor, University of Texas – San Antonio
Senior Ecologist, Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Member, Species Survival Commission, IUCN
Steering Committee Member-at-Large, Section H, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Director, National Science Foundation, Biological Anthropology Program
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison (Anthropology, Zoology, Program in Conservation Biology)
Faculty, Nelson Institute for the Environment & Program in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Scientist, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
Faculty, African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Assistant Professor, University of Oregon
Faculty, Center for Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon
Director, Kibale Primate Feeding Project (KPFP), Uganda
Faculty, Environmental Studies Program, University of Oregon
Assistant Professor, Missouri State University (Anthropology)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of California – Los Angeles
Teaching Faculty, La Suerte Biological Field Station, Costa Rica
Project Manager, Kibale Forest Monkey & Fish Project, Uganda


2012 – present
2012 – present
2018 – present
2011 – present
2010 – present
2008 – present
2003 – present
2007 – 2009
2005 – 2008
2002 – 2008
1996– present

Handling Editor, Oecologia (Terrestrial Vertebrate Ecology Section)
Academic Editor, PLoS One
Editorial Board, Biodiversity
Editorial Review Board, Journal of Integrative Zoology
Editorial Board, African Primates
Editorial Board, Journal of Tropical Conservation Science
Editorial Review Board, Primate Field Studies Book Series, Prentice-Hall
Guest Editor, Acta Oecologia
Associate Editor, American Journal of Primatology
Associate Editor, American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Editorial Board, Physical Anthropology (Newsletter of AAPA)
Guest Editor, American Journal of Primatology

External reviewer for 47 journals, 13 book publishers, 13 granting agenciesAmerican Naturalist, Acta Zoologica, Acta Oecologia, American Anthropologist, Ambio, African Primates, American Scientist, American Journal of Physical Anthropology , American Journal of Primatology, Animal Behaviour , Animal Conservation, Animal Ecology, Biology Letters, Biotropica, Biological Conservation, Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, Behaviour, Biological Reviews, Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology, Current Biology, Current Zoology, Evolutionary Anthropology , Folia Primatologica, Integrative Zoology, International Journal of Primatology, Journal of Animal Conservation, Journal of Animal Ecology,, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Arthropod-Plant Interactions, Journal of Functional Ecology, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Mammal Evolution, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, Journal of Tropical Ecology, Journal of Wildlife Ecology, Journal of Zoology, Molecular Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, Physiology & Behavior, PLoS, Primates, Tropical Conservation Science, Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, Harvard University Press, Klewar Academic Press, Cambridge University Press , Conservation International Press, Plenum Press, CAB International Press (CABI), University Press of Florida, Prentice – Hall Publishers, Pearson Publishers, W.W. Norton, Plenum Press, National Science Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, National Research Foundation (South Africa), International Foundation for Science, L.B. Leakey Foundation, Lincoln Park Zoo Conservation Fund, Professional Staff Congress (PSC) | CUNY Research Award Program, National Geographic Society, American Society of Primatologists – Conservation Fund, Wenner-Gren Foundation, EarthWatch Institute, Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research


2005 – 2007
2002 – 2003
2000 – 2001
2001 – 2002
1993 – 1994
1990 – 1991
1986 – 1987

University of Texas President’s Award for Distinguished Research
Distinguished Alumni Award, Northern Illinois University
Fellow, Linnean Society of London
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Senior Ecologist, Ecological Society of America
Brandt Lecturer in Biology, Department of Biology, North Carolina State University
University Honored Instructor Award, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Vilas Associate Award for Research, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching (the “Crystal Apple”) – highest campus-wide achievement in teaching, University of Oregon
Richard A. Bray Faculty Fellowship Award for Research Excellence – campus-wide recognition, University of Oregon (awarded twice)
Emerald Professor of the Year, Oregon
Named scholarship: The Lambert Fellowship, granted to Biology Honors student
Mortar Board Professor of the Month, University of Oregon
Master Advisor Award, Missouri State University
American Society of Primatologists National Student Paper Prize
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society Student Paper Prize Competition
Elected member, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of Illinois Chapter
Senior member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society
Fellow, University of Illinois Graduate College
Outstanding Graduate Student in Anthropology, Northern Illinois University
Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Northern Illinois University
Outstanding College Student of the Year, Northern Illinois University
Elected fellow, Phi Sigma Honors in Biology, Northern Illinois University
Outstanding Undergraduate in Anthropology, Northern Illinois University