Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Hendrix College,
Conway, Arkansas, June 1986.
Master of Science in Botany, Louisiana State University, May 1989 (Advisor - James Grace).
Doctor of Philosophy in Botany, Louisiana State University, May 1994 (Advisor - William Platt).
Visiting Scientist at Tall Timbers Research Station studying
vegetation recovery in small-scale natural and artificial disturbances
in longleaf pine savannas - 1992
Mellon Foundation supported Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Brown University (January - December 1994)
National Science Foundation supported Post-Doctoral Research Associate (January - December 1995) in the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University (Supervisor - Mark D. Bertness).
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Mississippi, 1996 - 2002.
Associate Professor of Biology, University of Mississippi, July 1, 2002 - present.