August 2016 – Present
Starkville, Mississippi

PhD Student/Graduate Teaching Assistant

Mississippi State University

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting original research on atypical Aeromonas hydrophila (aAh) infections in farm-raised Channel Catfish
  • Serving as a teaching assistant for departmental courses
  • Mentoring undergraduate students working in our lab
December 2015 – May 2016
Ullin, Illinois

Long-term Substitute Teacher

Century Jr./Sr. High School

Responsibilities included:

  • Teaching Jr. and Sr. High School mathematics and latin
  • Creating/implimenting lesson plans
  • Maintaining communication with parents/guardians
January 2015 – September 2015
Murray, Kentucky

Fisheries Technician

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

Responsibilities included:

  • Collect age, sex, and size data from commercial harvest of American Paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) and Asian carps (Hypophthalmichthys sp.) for management purposes
  • Help develop processing plants and food markets for Asian carps in Kentucky
  • General boat, truck, and building maintenance
August 2013 – December 2015
Murray, Kentucky

MS Student/Graduate Teaching Assistant

Murray State University

Responsibilities included:

  • Conducting original research on interactions between 4 native carnivorous fishes (Family: Lepisosteidae)
  • Serving as a teaching assistant for departmental courses
  • Mentoring undergraduate students working in our lab
August 2010 – July 2013
Murray, Kentucky

Undergraduate Researcher

Murray State University

Responsibilities included:

  • Aiding graduate students with field and lab work on various projects
  • Serving as Lab Safety Manager
  • Conducting original research on indentification metrics of native gar (Lepisosteidae) species
  • Training new/incoming undergraduate lab members

Recent Posts

Maybe we should teach topics about nature…mixed with a little nature!! Go outside! Get muddy, scrape a knee, step in a puddle, pull a …

We’ve all been there, you open your notes from class and there it is: a long, outline-form narrative of black ink. Somehow you have to …

As you move through the seemingly endless pile of tests, wielding the red pen of fury and striking through wrong answer after wrong …

Research Projects


My doctoral research investigating the eco-epidemiology of atypical Aeromonas hydrophila in farm-raised catfish.

A collaboration with the Deptment of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University to assess the health of a small stream on campus.

An outreach project to teach urban high school students the skills and importance of monitoring stream health using water quality and macroinvertebrate communities.

Assessing tag retention and movement patterns of the Southern Brook Lamprey (Ichthyomyzon gagei).


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