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- Charles Darwin -

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

I greatly value the research connections I have made. Below are some of the collaborators and institutes that I have worked with.

Doctoral Advisors

Suzanne Lenhart

Chancellor's Professor of Mathematics

NIMBioS Associate Direction of Education and Outreach


I took Suzanne's course on optimal control theory. We mentored a group of undergraduate researchers, participated in the MASAMU Advanced Study Institute for five years, and continue to work closely on many projects. She serves as a primary advisor and mentor.





Charles Collins

Associate Professor of Mathematics


I took Dr. Collin's course on mathematical ecology. I also learned a great deal about teaching from Chuck and completed the mathematics department's teaching certificate program that he directs. We work closely on many projects. He serves as a primary advisor and mentor.





National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Northeast Fisheries Science Center


Chris Legault
Supervisory Fishery Biologist
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
I am working with Chris on a modeling project to analyze the ability of NOAAs bottom trawl survey to assess the status of various fish populations via stratified random sampling as they respond to warming waters on the eastern continental shelf.

National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis

Louis Gross

Director Emeritus


I took Lou's advanced mathematical biology course and he is serving as one of my references.





Agricola Odoi

NIMBioS Affiliated Faculty


I learned GIS and statistical modeling techniques from Agricola. We collaborated on a statistical model analyzing risk factors for the Ebola virus disease.

Paul Armsworth

Associate Director of Postdoctoral Affairs


I participated in Paul's conservation biology seminar. He served on my doctoral committee.



Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association

Farai Nyabadza

SAMSA President


I met Farai at the MASAMU Advanced Study Institute. We have collaborated on several projects.


Edward Lungu

SAMSA President 2000-2006


I met Dr. Lungu at the MASAMU Advanced Study Institute.We have collaborated on several projects.

Moatlhodi Kgosimore

SAMSA Treasurer


I met Moatlhodi at the MASAMU Advanced Study Institute. We have collaborated on several projects.




MASAMU Advanced Study Institute

(based at Auburn University)

Overtoun Jenda

Professor of Mathematics and Associate Provost at Auburn University

Dr. Jenda directs the MASAMU Advanced Study Institute (MASI). I have attended the MASI five times at various locations throughout southern Africa. Several of my collaborative projects were begun at the MASI.

Orou Gaoue

Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee


I met Orou at the MASAMU Advanced Study Institute. We are collaborating on projects related to Ebola, an African Mahogany system, and cheetah. He conducts field work on the Mahogany system we are studying.


Christina Edolm

Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Scripps College


I met Christina at the MASAMU Advanced Study Institute. We have collaborated on a number of projects.




Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center



Joint Venture Between Several MA Universities


The Mass Green High Performance Computing Center provides computing support for researchers in Massachusetts. They assisted me in running an agent-based model on their high performance clusters.


National Park Service


William Stiver

Supervisory Wildlife Biologist

Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Mr. Stiver has many jobs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including directing the feral hog control progam. We have collaborated on three projects related to feral hogs in the Park. The data Bill supplied related to mast, control records and GIS maps have been instrumental in our work. Bill is a trusted collaborator and I look forward to working with him on future projects




University of Georgia

Marguerite Madden

Director of the Center for Geospatial Research



Dr. Madden and I have collaborated on projects related to feral hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The detailed vegetation data she obtained via lidar was very important in both of our projects.





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