I am an evolutionary biologist who has been a faculty member at Spelman College since 2006. Prior to coming to Atlanta, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University at Buffalo. At Spelman, I teach the introductory biology course on ecology, evolution, and biodiversity, evolutionary biology electives, a research methods course, and the capstone course in biology. My lab studies sexual selection using the red flour beetle as a model system. I served as the vice chair of the Biology Department at Spelman from 2010 to 2013. I am on the editorial board of The Scientific World Journal since 2011. I am a member of the Steering Committee for the NSF-funded RCN-UBE Science Case Network, which brings together educators, developers, and researchers to find, use, and study case-based and problem-based pedagogies.
I earned my BSc in chemistry, environmental sciences, and zoology from St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, my MS in ecology from Pondicherry University, and my PhD in biology from the University at Buffalo.