Lab Alumni

Former Graduate Students

Hyena women united! Left to right: Stephanie Dloniak, Micaela Szykman, Heather Watts and Erin Boydston at the Wildlife Society meeting in Monterey, CA, September 2009.

 

Dr. Erin Boydston (PhD 2001)

eboydston [at] usgs.gov
tel. 714-508-4704 / fax. 714-508-4701
Research Ecologist
USGS Western Ecological Research Center
320 Commerce, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92602
USA

Nature Conservancy Article on Erin's Work

 

Dr. Stephanie M. Dloniak (PhD 2004)

dloniak [at] kenyaweb.com
Director, The Mara Carnivore Conservation Project
PO Box 86
Karen 00502
Nairobi KENYA
Mobile phone: +254 736 192 242

 

Dr. Anne Engh (PhD 2002)

anne.l.engh@gmail.com
Currently raising children in Kalamazoo, MI

 

Dr. Joseph Kolowski (PhD 2007)

Conservation Biologist
National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution
Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability
1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Suite 3123, Washington DC 20560
Email: kolowskij@si.edu
Tel: 202.633.4787
Fax: 202.786.2557
www.si.edu/simab

 

Ms. Teresa McElhinny (MSc 1996)

mcelhinn [at] msu.edu
Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

Michigan State University

 

Dr. Eva Maria Muecke (PhD 2005)

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Lewis & Clark College
0615 Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR, 97219

 

Dr. Scott Nunes (PhD 1997)

nunes [at] usfca.edu
Associate Professor
Department of Biology , University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117
phone: (415) 422-5645 fax: (415) 422-6363

 

Dr. Wiline Pangle (PhD 2008)

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Ian Hamilton Laboratory

Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology

300 Aronoff Laboratory
318 W. 12th Ave.
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
Email: pangle.4@osu.edu

 

Dr. Micaela Szykman Gunther (PhD 2001)

Dr. Micaela Szkyman Gunther observing African wild dogs

ms147 [at] humboldt.edu
Assistant Professor
Department of Wildlife
Humboldt State University

1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
Ph: 707-826-3520
Fax: 707-826-4060
Director, African Wild Dog Reintroduction and Conservation Program
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Smithsonian Institution, National Zoological Park, Conservation & Research Center, USA
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ConservationAndScience/ReproductiveScience/African_Wild_Dog

 

Dr. Jaime B. Tanner (PhD 2007)

jtanner@admin.umass.edu
Darwin Postdoctoral Fellow
Organismic & Evolutionary Biology Program
319 Morrill 3
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

 

Dr. Kevin R. Theis

Research Associate
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Michigan State University     hyena pasting
2215 Biomedical Physical Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-4320
517-884-5399
theiskev@msu.edu

http://www.msu.edu/user/theiskev

 

Dr. Russell C. Van Horn (PhD 2004)

Research Associate, Applied Animal Ecology
Conservation & Research for Endangered Species (CRES)
Zoological Society of San Diego
15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7000
http://cres.sandiegozoo.org/staff/div_applied_cons.html

 

Dr Page E. Van Meter

vanmete7@msu.edu

Helping manage public lecture series at Pace University

New York, NY

 

Dr. Sofia Wahaj (PhD 2004)

sofiawahaj@gmail.com
Currently raising children in Seattle, WA

 

Dr. Heather Watts (PhD 2007)

hewatts [at] ucdavis.edu
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior
University of California, Davis
Animal Communication Lab
Davis, CA 95616

 

Former Post-docs

 

Dr. Susan Cooper

Assistant Professor
Texas Agricultural Experimental Station
1619 Garner Field Road

Uvalde, TX 78801

 

Dr. Carmen Salsbury

Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Biology
Butler University
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

 

Images of lab alumni

 

Russ with UA.

 

Left to right: Terri, Heather & Jaime.

 

Kevin in the field.

 

Joe with sleeping cub.