I am the Lecturer of Paleontology in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona. At UA, I teach a variety of courses on dinosaur paleobiology, the history of life on earth, and paleontology.
As a vertebrate paleobiologist and paleoecologist, my research focuses on four themes: ecological change during the Anthropocene, the (paleo)ecology of herbivorous dinosaurs and mammals, turnover in Cenozoic mammal assemblages, and the taxonomy and biogeography of large mammals. To learn more about my research, click here.
I also hold appointments as a Research Associate in the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, as a Curatorial Affiliate in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and as Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences at George Mason University.
I have been a Gaylord Donnelley Postdoctoral Associate at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies and Department of Anthropology where I worked with Dr. Jessica Thompson, and a Deep Time – Peter Buck Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution working with Dr. Matthew T. Carrano. I received my Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University while being mentored by Dr. Mark D. Uhen and Dr. Kate Lyons, and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy under the mentorship of Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy.