Address: Texas Parks & Wildlife, 3000 IH-35 S., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78704
Phone: Office: 512-912-7044; Home: 512-402-0185
Education: B.S.\Zoology, Louisiana State University - 1966
M.A.\Mammalian Evolution & Biogeography, University of Kansas - 1971
Ph.D.\Ecology (With honors), University of Kansas - 1975

Relevant Employment History:

October, 2000 - Present: Science Leader, Wildlife Diversity Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin, Texas

April 1999 - September 2000: Natural Resource Scientist, Mammal Specialist, Non-Game and Rare Species Program, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin, Texas.

June 1998 - August 1998: Faculty, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, Colorado.

Jan. 1998 - May 1998: Program Coordinator and Faculty, Ecuador Tropical Ecology Program, Quito, Ecuador and Boston University. Directed field program and student research projects, and taught field courses in montane, coastal and rainforest ecology.

Oct 1995 - Oct 1997: Executive Director, Caribbean Conservation Corporation. Primary mission was promoting sea turtle conservation and research primarily in countries comprising the Caribbean Basin and the Florida coastline. Primary Responsibilities: designed and implemented strategies to accomplish the mission of the organization, administered and managed all organization activities, including activities in Costa Rica and the Tortuguero field station, served as chief financial officer, conducted foundation and major donor development, reported to the Board, prepared annual and strategic plan and budget and conducted staff (14) evaluations

July 1991 - August 1995: Director, Center for Rainforest Studies, Yungaburra, Australia, one of 6 undergraduate, residential, environmental education and research Centers operated by The School for Field Studies (SFS), Beverly, MA; responsible for all academic and non-academic activities including the curriculum, research, budget planning and management (1/2 million annually), physical plant, students (32/semester) and staff (9), group dynamics, community interactions, and extensive reporting to HQ.

Summer 1994: Director, School for Field Studies' Center for Wildlife Management, Kenya, Responsibilities approximately the same as for the previous entry.

1990: Executive Director, Bat Conservation International, Austin, TX., responsible for staff management (14), development and implementation of conservation and scientific initiatives, established organizational policy, public speaking and popular writing, grant writing, and reporting to the Board of Directors. Position held while on extended leave from Trinity University.

1989: Director of Science, Bat Conservation International, responsible for assisting the President in the formulation and implementation of conservation initiatives and fund raising, interfacing with academic, conservation and governmental constituencies, and extensive public speaking. Position held while on extended leave from Trinity University.

1981-1988: Program Director for Environmental Studies, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of an interdepartmental program. Position held concurrently with Professorship in the Biology Department, Trinity University.

1975-91: Assistant and Associate Professor of Ecology, Biology Department, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, responsible for teaching ecology and environmental courses, ecological field research, departmental and university committee assignments, and student advising.

Additional Experience:

1993-1995: Founding Board Member, Austrop Foundation, Cape Tribulation Research Station, Far North Queensland, Australia

1990-February: Co-Coordinator, Pacific Island Flying Fox Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii

1988-summer: Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Field Ecology course, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, Colorado, responsible for coordination and teaching of this research focused, undergraduate course.

1976-1980: Board member, Texas Nature Conservancy

1972-spring: Assistant Faculty, Fundamentals of Tropical Ecology, Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica, responsible for coordination and teaching of graduate field program, and research advising.


Habitat Conservation Planning and the ESA. Two-day workshop. Austin, Texas, Summer 2002

Conserving Endangered Species on Non-Federal Lands. Four-day workshop conducted by National Conservation Training Center. Austin, Texas, Winter 2000

Population Viability Analysis Workshop. Two-day workshop conducted by USFWS. Denver, Winter 2000

Meeting Skills Workshop. Two-day workshop conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Austin, Texas, Winter 2000

Wilderness Medicine and Leadership Training, 10-day training module, SOLO, North Conway, NH, Fall 1997