I’m an Associate Professor and Biology Department Chair at Willamette University (WU). I received my B.A. from Lewis & Clark College, a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder and completed postdoctoral research at Oregon State University. I’m a behavioral ecologist who studies avian predators (corvids and seabirds) in human modified ecosystems, engaging students and citizen scientists using Web 2.0. I am a Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Faculty for the 21st Century and a PKAL Summer Leadership Institute faculty member. I co-direct WU’s Science Collaborative Research Program and received a President’s Innovation Grant in 2011 to create a Biosciences Alumni-Student Research Program. In 2010 I co-founded Darwin Discovery Day, a science festival and reverse science fair in Salem, OR with a Bezos Family Foundation grant. In 2010-2011 I was a member of an NSF-funded Willamette Valley Biology Education Network to improve undergraduate biology education in the Pacific Northwest.