Profile

As the Director of Interdisciplinary and Innovative Initiatives for the University of Georgia Graduate School I work with faculty across campus to provide interdisciplinary experiences for students. I support them in the development of interdisciplinary training grants, research opportunities, coursework, certificate programs, and degree programs. I also lead workshops and a teach a course in Communication of Research and Scholarship, and I organize UGA's Three Minute Thesis competition. Alongside these administrative activities, I maintain an active research agenda and teach in the interdisciplinary Integrative Conservation doctoral program.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

 2011 - pres.  Director, Interdisciplinary Programs, Graduate School 
  Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology (from 2014)

 University of Georgia
 2014 - 2015  Interim Assistant Dean, Graduate School
  University of Georgia
 2011 - 2014  Assoc. Director, Center for Integrative Conservation Research
   University of Georgia
 2011 - 2014  Associate Director, Integrative Conservation PhD Program
   University of Georgia
 2009 - 2010  Post-doctoral Research Associate
   Center for Integrative Conservation Research

EDUCATION
 2008  PhD, Anthropology
   University of Georgia
 2008  Doctorat, Ethnologie
   Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour
 2009  MS, Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development
   University of Georgia
 2000  BA, Anthropology and Sociology and Broadcast Journalism
   Washington and Lee University