Curriculum Vitae


Updated:July, 2008


Name:Michael C. Grant


Present Positions and Addresses:†††††††

Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education††††††††††

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Co 80309-0040††††††

Office Ph: 303-492-5538; 492-6513; Fax Nr: 303 492-8861



Professor, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Boulder, Co.



Faculty Director, Institute of Ethical and Civic Engagement


Home Phone: 303-684-6543


Education:††††††† B.A.1969†† Chemistry,†† Texas Tech University

†††††††††††††††††††† †† M.S.1970†† Zoology,Texas Tech University

††††††††††††††††††††††† Ph.D. 1974Botany,Duke University


Honors:††††††††††† Dean's Academic Honor Roll, Texas Tech University

††††††††††††††††††††††† N.I.H. Summer Fellowship, Woods Hole Laboratory, 1969

††††††††††††††††††††††† James B. Duke Fellow, 1971-1974

††††††††††††††††††††††† Boulder Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award, 1987

††††††††††††††††††††††† Teaching Excellence Program Consultant, 1989 - 1998

††††††††††††††††††††††† Elected as President's Teaching Scholar, 1990 Ė present

††† ††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††(A system-wide honorary academy elected for teaching excellence.)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Teaching Excellence Recognition, Mortar Board Society, 1991

††††††††††††††††††††††† Popular Science Magazine, Best of Whats New, 1994

††††††††††††††††††††††† Hazel Barnes Award for Teaching and Research Excellence,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995

††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Given to one faculty member each year who best exemplifies the integration

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† of scholarly research and teaching.)

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.S. Professor of the Year nominee, 1997,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

††††††††††††††††††††††† Teaching Excellence Recognition, Mortar Board Society, 1997

††††††††††††††††††††† Sewall Teaching Fellowship, 1998

National Resident Hall Society Academic Recognition

††††††††††† For Faculty, 1999

††††††††††††††††††††††† Student Organization for Alumni Relations (SOAR) Teaching

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Excellence Nomination, 2001

Commander's Award for Exceptionally Meritorious Public Service, Dept. of the Army, 2002

International Science Board of Advisors, University of

††††††††††† Wollongong, Wollongong Australia


Professional Experience:

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1963-1967U.S. Air Force, Active Duty, Vietnam Era Veteran,

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Honorable Discharge

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1974-1976Director, Univ. of Colo. Mountain Research Station

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Responsible for physical plant, selection hiring of teaching†††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† faculty, curriculum, research support facility,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† administration of dining hall, 83 buildings, staff supervision

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1976-1981Assistant Professor, Department of EPO Biology

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1981-1987Associate Professor, Department of EPO Biology

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1982-1987Chairman, Department of EPO Biology

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Academic leadership of 53 faculty and 9 staff membership,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† departmental budget, salary levels, faculty and staff evaluations,

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† program and curriculum management, annual vote of confidence

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1987-††††††††† Professor, Department of EPO Biology

1998-99††††† Faculty Director of Undergraduate Education

††††††††††† Established new merit-based scholarship programs,

††††††††††† campus-wide program supervision, integration of

††††††††††† student services more closely with academic affairs†††††††

1998-2001†† Director, Norlin Scholars Program†††††††††††

††††††††††† Founded program, 20 students and $8k budget, now

††††††††††† 225 students, million dollar budget

1999-Present†† Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate

†††††††††† †††††††††Education††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Campus wide academic affairs programmatic

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† and budgetary responsibility for:

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Office of International Education

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Student Academic Services Center

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Chancellorís Leadership ResidentialAcademic Program

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††† Ethic Living and Learning Community Program

†††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC Programs

††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Top Scholarship and Assessment Office

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Assessment Oversight Committee Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Flagship 2030 Chair, Undergraduate Education

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† Chair, Search Committee for Vice Chancellor for

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† Student Affairs

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Faculty Course Questionaire Committee Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 'CU101' Task Force Chair

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††NCAA Academic Integrity Chair (2005-2006)

Research Grants and Awards:


††††††††††††††††††††††† Patterns of Genetic Variability Among the Charophyta.

††††††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, 1976-1978, with V.W. Proctor

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($87,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Nutrient Budget of a Small Mountain Watershed.

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.S. Forest Service Eisenhower Consortium, 1975 - 1977

††††††††††††††††††††††† with W. M. Lewis, Jr. (3 separate grants)

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($36,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Ecology of Spruce Seedworms in the Boulder City Watershed

††††††††††††††††††††††† City of Boulder, 1978

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($8,500)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Summer Science Training Program

††††††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, 1975 - 1976

††††††††††††††††††††††† with J. D. Ives, (3 separate grants)

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($54,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Population Biology of the Charophytes

††††††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, 1980-1982

††††††††††††††††††††††† with V.W. Proctor

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($134,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Effectiveness of Aspen in Neutralizing Acid Precipitation

††††††††††††††††††††††† U.S. Forest Service, 1983

††††††††††††††††††††††† with W. M. Lewis, Jr.

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($35,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Construction of a Precipitation Acidity Map for Colorado

††††††††††††††††††††††† State of Colorado, 1983

††††††††††††††††††††††† with W. M. Lewis, Jr.

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($65,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Charophytes of Colorado

††††††††††††††††††††††† Colorado Fish and Game Commission, 1989

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($4,500)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Revegetation Dynamics of the Boulder City Watershed

††††††††††††††††††††††† City of Boulder, 1989, 1992

††††††††††††††††††††††† with Laurie Anderson

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($27,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Genetic Analysis of Photosynthetic and Biomass Partitioning

††††††††††††††††††††††† in Cleome serrulata.

††††††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, 1989 - 1993

††††††††††††††††††††††† with R. K. Monson

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($204,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Non-linear dynamics in an evolutionary simulation model

††††††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

††††††††††††††††††††††† to Roy Rangel, 1995-1998

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($32,000)

Distribution and abundance of Archeae in the Colorado Front Range,

with David Oline, National Science Foundation, 1999-2001


Computer Science, Math & Engineering Scholarships

National Science Foundation, 2000-2002

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($220,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Mathematical Biology Program for Undergraduates,

††††††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, 2004-2006

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($100,000)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Evaluating Critical Thinking in Undergraduates

††††††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, 2006

††††††††††††††††††††††† ($20,000)

††††††††††††††††††††† (sub-project part of CAT to TTU)


Graduate Students (Major Advisor, Ph.D. and thesis Masters only)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Mary Ellen Ford, December 2004

David Oline, Ph.D. , May 2001, Asst. Prof. , Fall 2001

Southern Oregon University

††††††††††††††††††††††† Rogelio Rangel, M.A., 1998, Student Advisor, EPOB

††††††††††††††††††††††† Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., 1994, Asst. Prof, Fall 2001

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ohio Wesleyan Univ, Fall 2001

Louisa Stark, Ph.D. , 1992,Biological Sciences Curriculum

††††††††††††††††††††††† Cynthia Gay, M.A., 1990, High School Teacher

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Science Teacher of the Year Award winner

††††††††††††††††††††††† Brian Dale, M.A., 1987, Laboratory Technician

Kathleen Shea, Ph.D., 1985,Professor and Chair,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† St. Olafs College

††††††††††††††††††††††† Parvin Rasti, M.A., 1982, Unknown

Peggy Knowles, Ph.D., 1981,Professor, Lakehead University

††††††††††††††††††††††† Jeannine Lanier, M.A., 1978, Stockbroker

Regular Courses Taught (excluding specialized seminars):


††††††††††††††††††††††† General Biology (both Fall and Spring terms)

††††††††††††††††††††††† Honors General Biology

††††††††††††††††††††††† General Genetics

††††††††††††††††††††††† Principles of Ecology

††††††††††††††††††††††† Biometry

††††††††††††††††††††††† Arguments in Evolutionary Biology

††††††††††††††††††††††† Computer Workstations

††††††††††††††††††††††† Graphical Data Analysis and Presentation

††††††††††††††††††††††† Alpine and SubAlpine Ecology

††††††††††††††††††††††† Evolution and Speciation

††††††††††††††††††††††† Advanced Evolutionary Biology

††††††††††††††††††††††† Field Ecology

††††††††††††††††††††††† Principles of Evolution

††††††††††††††††††††††† Introduction to the Scanning Electron Microscope

††††††††††††††††††††† Recent Discoveries in Biology and Their Ethical Implications

†††††††††††††††††††† Water in the Western U.S.

††††††††††††††††††††††† Biology of History

††††††††††††††††††††††† Bioethical Dilemmas from a Global Perspective

††††††††††††††††††††††† International Class in Global Climate Change with

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dublin City University and University of Wollongong,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wollongong, Australia


Professional Service:

†† †††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, National Dissemination Panel

†††††††††††††††††††††† Four years, 1998-2004

†††††††††††††††††††† National Science Foundation, Fellowship Selection

†††††††††††††††††††††† Five years, 1997-2006

††††††††††† †††††††††Editorial Board, Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

†††††††††††††††††††††† Ten years, 1995-2006

†††††††††††††††††††† †† Senior Science Advisor, Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy, Washington D.C.

††††††††††††††††††††††† †† Four years, 1998-present

††††††††††††††††††††††† Co-Founder, Guild of Rocky Mountain Population Biologists

††††††††††††††††††††††† 1975 Ė present

††††††††††††††††††††††† Proposal Reviewer for NSF, National Research Council of Canada, Australian Research Council

††††††††††††††††††††††† Manuscript reviewer for several national, international journals

††††††††††††††††††††††† External Science Advisor, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia 2006-present

Published Articles


Grant, M.C. and V.W. Proctor.1972.Chara vulgaris and Chara contraria:Patterns of reproductive isolation between two cosmopolitan species complexes.Evolution 26:267-281.


Antonovics, J. and M. C. Grant. 1977.Experimental evidence bearing on the neutral mutation theory.J. of Heredity 65:241-242.


Grant, M.C. and J. B. Mitton. 1977.Genetic differentiation among growth forms of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir at treeline.Arctic and Alpine Research 9:259-263.


Grant, M.C. and J. Antonovics. 1978.Biology of ecologically marginal populations of Anthoxanthum odoratum: Phenetics and dynamics.Evolution 32:822-838.


Grant, M.C. and J.B. Mitton. 1979.Elevational gradients in adult sex ratios ofPopulus tremuloides and sexual differentiation in vegetative growth rates.Evolution 33:914-918.


Lewis, W.M. and M.C. Grant. 1979.Influence of discharge rate on the output of ions in a mountain watershed.Soil Science 128:353-363.


Lewis, W.M. and M.C. Grant. 1980.Evidence for acid precipitation in western U.S.Science 207:176-177.


Lewis, W.M. and M.C. Grant. 1980.Changes in the output of ions from a watershed as a result of acidification of precipitation.Ecology 60:1093-1097.


Grant, M.C. and V.W. Proctor. 1980. Electrophoretic analysis of genetic variation in the Charophyta I:Gene duplication via polyploidy.J. of Phycology 16:109-115.


Mitton, J.B. and M.C. Grant. 1980.Observations on the genetics and ecology of quaking aspen in the Colorado Front Range.Amer. J. Botany 67:202-209.


Grant, M.C. and J. B. Mitton. 1980.Genetic differentiation among growth forms of Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir at treeline.In:J. D. Ives (ed.) Geoecology of the Colorado Front Range, pp359-363.Westview Press


Lewis, W.M. and M.C. Grant. 1980.Effects of soil frost on the output of ions from a mountain watershed.Arctic and Alpine Res. 12:11-17.


Lewis, W.M. and M.C. Grant. 1980.Reply to a comment on acid precipitation in the western U.S.Science 210:1043.


1Knowles, P. and M.C. Grant. 1981.Genetic patterns associated with growth variability in Ponderosa pine.Amer. J. Botany 68:942-946.


Grant, M.C. and W.M. Lewis. 1981.Chemical loading rates from precipitation in the Colorado Rockies.Tellus 34:74-88.


Lewis, W.M. and M.C. Grant. 1981.Effect of May-June Mount St. Helens eruptions on precipitation chemistry in central Colorado. Atmospheric Environment 25:1539-1542.


Grant, M.C. and T. Sawa. 1982.Introduction and bibliography on the Charophyta.In:J. Rosowski and B. Parker, Eds. Selected Papers in Phycology II.pp. 754-759.


Grant, M.C., J.B. Mitton and Y. B. Linhart. 1982. Evolutionary and ecological studies of forest trees in Colorado.Arctic and Alpine Research.Occas. Paper #37.


1Knowles, P. and M.C. Grant. 1983.Age and size structure analyses of Ponderosa pine, Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine and limber pine in Colorado.Ecology 64:1-9.


1Kling, G.B. and M.C. Grant. 1984.Acid precipitation in the Colorado Front Range:An overview with time predictions for significant effects.Arctic and Alpine Research 16:321-329.


Mitton, J.B. and M.C. Grant. 1984.Associations among protein heterozygosity, growth rate, and developmental homeostasis.Ann. Rev. Ecol. and Syst. 15:479-499.


Lewis, W.M., M.C. Grant and J.F. Saunders. 1984.Chemical patterns of atmospheric deposition in the state of Colorado.Water Resources Research 20:1691-1704.


1Knowles, P. and M.C. Grant. 1985.Genetic variation of lodgepole pine over time and microgeographical space.Canadian Journal of Botany 63:722-727.


Lewis, W.M., M.C. Grant and S.K. 1Hamilton. 1985.Evidence that filterable phosphorous is a significant atmospheric link in the phosphorous cycle.Oikos 45: 428-432,


1Shea, K.L. and M. C. Grant.1986.Clonal growth in spire-shaped Engelmann spruce and subalpine fir trees.Canadian Journal of Botany 64:255-261.


Linhart, Y.B., M.C. Grant and P. 1Montazer. 1989.Experimental studies of ponderosa pine I:Relationships between variation in proteins and morphology.Amer. J. Botany 76:1033-1040.


Grant, M.C., Y.B. Linhart and R.K. Monson. 1989.Experimental studies of ponderosa pine II:Quantitative genetics of morphological traits.Amer. J. Botany 76:1033-1040.

Monson, R.K. and M.C. Grant. 1989.Experimental studies of ponderosa pine III:Differences in photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and water-use efficiency between two genetic lines.Amer. J. Botany 76:1041-1047.


Grant, M.C. 1989.Plant Reproductive Ecology (Review)Evolution 43:1124-1125.


Grant, M.C. 1990.Phylum Chlorophyta, Class Charophyceae, Order Charales.In:Handbook of Protoctista.L. Margulis, J.O. Corliss, M. Melkonian and D. Chapman (eds).Jones and Bartlett, Inc. pp641-648


Grant, M.C. and V.W. Proctor. 1991.Genetic differentiation vs phenotypic plasticity in Chara haitensis.Bull. Soc. Bot. France 138:95-99.†††††††††††††††††


Bock, C.E., J. H. Bock and M. C. Grant. 1992. Effects of bird predation on grasshopper densities in an Arizona grassland.Ecology 73:1706-1717.


Bock, C. E., A. *Cruz, Jr., M. C. Grant, C. S. Aid and T. R. Strong. 1992. Field experimental evidence for diffuse competition among southwestern riparian birds.American Naturalist140:815-828


Grant, M.C., J.B. Mitton and Y.B. Linhart. 1992.Even larger organisms. Nature 350:216.


Monson, R. K., M. C. Grant, C. H. 1Jaeger and A. W. 1Schoettle. 1993. Morphological causes for the retention of precipitation in the crowns of alpine plants.Environmental and Experimental Botany 32:319-328.


Grant, M.C. 1993. The trembling giant.Discover 10:82-89. (Popular press)


Grant, M.C. 1993. The joys of teaching science. In:On Teaching (Vol III), M.A. Shea, (Ed.) Faculty Teaching Excellence Program. pp 75-80.


Grant, M.C. and J. Piirto.1994. Darwin, Dogs and DNA:Freshman Writing About Biology.J. of Science Education and Technology 3(4):1-5.


Bock, C.E., J.B. Bock, M. C. Grant and T.E. Seastedt. 1995. Effects of fire on abundance ofPlains Lovegrass (Eragrostis intermedia) in a semiarid grassland in southeastern Arizona.J. of Vegetation Science.13:23-31.


Mitton, J.B. and M.C. Grant. 1996.Genetic variation and the natural history of quaking aspen.Bioscience 46:25-31.


Robertson, D. and M. C. Grant.1996. Feedback and chaos in Darwinian evolution, Part I: Theoretical considerations.Complexity 2:10-14


Robertson, D. and M. C. Grant.1996. Feedback and chaos in Darwinian evolution, Part II:Numerical modeling. Complexity 2: 18-30


Linhart, Y.B. and M. C. Grant.1996.Evolutionary significance of local genetic differentiation in plants, Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 27:237-277


Mitton, J.B., M. C. Grant and A. M. 1Yoshino.1998. Glycerate dehydrogenase frequencies in pinyon pine are associated with variation in soil moisture and stomata size.American Journal of Botany 85:1262-1265


Bekoff, M., C. Allen, and M. C. Grant. 1999. Feeding decisions by steller's jays (Cyanocitta stelleri): The utility of a logistic regression

model for analyses of where, what, and with whom to eat.Ethology 105:393-399


Oline, D1., J. Mitton and M. Grant. 2001.Population and subspecific genetic differentiation in the foxtail pine (Pinus balfourniana). Evolution 54:1813-1819


Oline, D1. and M. Grant. 2002. Scaling patterns of biomass and soil properties: An empirical analysis.Landscape Ecology 17:13-26


Esposito, R.M.M1., Horn, S.L.1, McKnight, D.M., Cox, M.J.1, Grant, M.C., Spaulding, S.A., Doran, P.T. and Cozzetto, K.D. In press.Antarctic climate cooling and response of diatoms in glacial meltwater streams.Geophysical Research Letters, 2006


1Indicates student at time paper written.


Invited Lectures:


July 1975.Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratories, Crested Butte, Co.Basic research and administration of field stations.


October 1975.University of Utah, Department of Biology.Population biology of Anthoxanthum odoratum.


November 1976.Colorado State University.Population biology of Front Range forest trees.


February 1977.University of Minnesota.Habitat predictability and statistical techniques of assessing climatic variation.


October 1977.University of Wyoming.Population genetics and population ecology of four Front Range tree species.


October 1979.Washington, D.C.National Commission on Air Quality.Acid precipitation in the Colorado Rockies


January 1980.Society of Sigma Xi, Boulder Chapter.Acid precipitation in the Colorado Rockies.


March 1980.Society of Sigma Xi, Marathon Oil Chapter.Brown Palace Hotel, Denver, Co. Acid precipitation in the Colorado Rockies.


May 1980.Washington, D.C.U.S. Clean Air Commission (Sen. Gary Hart, Chair).Acid precipitation in the western U.S.


May 1980.Sierra Club, Boulder Chapter.Acid precipitation in the Colorado Rockies.


September 1980.Guild of Rocky Mountain Population Biologists.Acid precipitation in the western U.S.


October 1981.Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.Population biology of four Front Range conifer species.


April 1982.Golden, Colo.,Conference on Acid Precipitation in the western U.S.Colorado Health Department.Precipitation chemistry patterns within the state of Colorado.


April 1983.Boulder, Co.Symposium on Environmental issues of the western U.S.Acid precipitation patterns in Colorado.


April 1984.Society of Sigma Xi., University of Colorado Chapter.Acid precipitation in the Colorado Rockies.


October 1985.University of Nebraska, Lincoln.Pinus ponderosa--A study spanning 14 orders of magnitude.


October 1985. Governor's Conference on Acid Precipitation.Laramie, Wyoming.Precipitation chemistry in the state of Colorado.


September 1986.Colorado State University.Ten year patterns of precipitation chemistry at Como Creek, Colorado.


July 1987.XIV International Botanical Congress, Berlin, Germany.Species concepts in Chara.


July 1989.International Symposium on Charophytes, Montpellier, France.Genetic differentiation versus phenotypic plasticity in Chara haitensis.


July 1991.Duke University.Symposium on Modern Population Genetics of Plants. Estimating genetic heritabilities among long lived perennial plants.


November 1991.American Association of Higher Education Symposium:Engaging the Disciplines.Chicago, Ill.Round table discussion participant.


November 1993.American Association of Higher Education Symposium on Teaching Graduate Students to Teach.Chicago, Ill.A program for first year biologists.


November 1993.Invited Mini-Lecture for Board of Directors, Colorado Alumnae Association in conjunction with presentation asking for an Endowed Teaching Chair for the University of Colorado.


March 1994.University of Colorado, Boulder.Faculty Teaching Excellence Program Professional Lecture Series.Interaction between research and teaching.


January 1995, American Association ofHigher Education Conference on Faculty Roles and Rewards.Title:Enhancing Awards Programs Through Teaching Academies.Phoenix, AZ.


August 1995.The natural history of quaking aspen.Kiwanis Club, Niwot Colorado


September 1995.Quaking aspen:A marvelous tree species.Environmental Growth Club.Boulder, Colorado


September 1995.Reflections on twenty years of teaching biology.Sigma Xi, Boulder, Colorado


September 1995.Non-Linear Dynamical Approaches to Darwinian Evolution.Guild of Rocky Mountain Population Biologists.Colorado Mountain Research Station


September - October 1996.Evolution:How Humans Fit In.Public lecture series sponsored by the Presidentís Teaching Scholars program.


November 1996.Evolution in the classroom and in everyday life.Rocky Mountain Skeptics Association.


October 1997.Evolution and Everyday Life.President's Teaching Scholar Outreach Program,Basalt, Colorado


October 1997.Darwinís View of Life:A lecture series.Presidentís Teaching Scholar Outreach Program, Boulder, Colorado


January 1999.Quaking aspen: A giant among giants.U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado


February 1999.Why Darwin was right: How we know what we know.Presidentís Teaching Scholar Outreach Program, Givens Institute, Aspen, Colorado


Fall 1999.Chancellor's Outreach Program Lecture, 'Evolution of Deception'

Montrose, Co.


Fall 2000.Keynote Speaker, Conference, Rapid City, S.D.: Biocomplexity: A New Frontier in Biology


Spring 2001.Natural History of Quaking Aspen; Colorado College Colloquium Series in Biology


Spring 2002.Student Outcome Assessment at a Research I University; Colorado State University


Summer 2002.Landscape ecology and scaling issues: an in silico approach.Institute of Conservation Biology, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia


Fall 2003.The Power of Positive Feedback and Evolutionary Extinctions: An examination of Copeís rule.Colorado State University


Fall 2003.Academic Assessment at a Research I University.Regional Conference on Assessment, University of Northern Colorado


Teaching/Training Activities Outside of the Classroom


Faculty Associate, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, 1989 - 2000.Consulted with individual faculty across all schools and colleges

about teaching issues and interests to include videotapes, student opinion survey and classroom visitations.Approximately 50 different

consultations to date and assisted the training of eight other faculty to do these consultations.


Workshops and Symposia as an Invited Panelist/Presenter


Fall 1989.Working in a large lecture environment.Graduate Training Program Workshop (Laura Borders, organizer).


Fall 1989.Consulting with faculty about teaching issues.A workshop for the President's Teaching Scholars program. (with Mary Ann Shea)


Fall 1990. Graduate students and video tapings.College of Engineering (with Mary Ann Shea).

Spring 1991.Discussion in the science classroom (with 2 other faculty).


Spring 1992.Discussionin the science classroom (with 2 other faculty.)


Fall 1992.Workshop for new faculty in business and biology (with Ron Melicher, School of Business).

Fall 1993.Discussion in the science classroom (with 2 other faculty.)


Spring 1994.Taking the pulse of your class:Getting student feedback (with Mary Ann Shea) Workshop for new faculty.


Fall 1994.Discussion in the science classroom (with 2 other faculty.)


Fall 1994.Taking the pulse of your class:Getting student feedback. (with Mary Ann Shea)


Fall 1995.Workshop for new faculty members


Spring 1998.Workshop on the Use and Abuse of FCQs for new faculty.


Spring 1999.Workshop for new faculty: FCQs and teaching strategies


Fall 2002.Invited speaker Colorado State University, Academic Assessment


Spring 2002.Invited workshop leader for faculty, Non-Majors Biology,

††††††††††††††††††††††† Clarion University, Clarion, PA


Spring 2004.Aims Community College: Academic Assessment Strategies


Spring 2006.Moderator, World Affairs Conference panel


Fall 2006.External Scientific Advisory Panel, Wollongong, Australia


Fall 2007.External Scientific Advisory Panel, Wollongong, Australia