Office: 406 Shoemaker Hall
Office phone: 662-915-5488
Last update: 16 July 2003
Courses I Teach:Click
on classes to go to my course web pages
Freshman Majors Biology: BISC 160 and BISC 162
Freshman Non-Majors Biology: BISC 104
Botany: BISC 318 (occasionally)
My Research Interests:
Ladys Slipper Orchids, especially those of Central and South America
Native rare plants of Mississippi and the southeastern US
I currently have a grant from the Holly Springs National Forest to study rare plants and their habitats, and to produce a guide that will be useful for foresters, landmanagers, and conservation biologists.
As part of my curatorial duties in the Pullen Herbarium, I am the recipient of a National Science Foundation, Biological Research Collections grant to modernize the plant collection and to database the collection information.
My Education and Training:
Bachelor of Science degree in Horticultural Science, Louisiana State University.
Master of Science degree in Biology, University of New Orleans.
Ph.D in Plant Systematics, Cornell University.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Botany Department of the National Museum of Natural History,
Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
Horticultural Taxonomist and Curator of Living Plants, Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.