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Animal Behavior

Our Faculty

The Animal Behavior Program draws on faculty from the Biology and Psychology Departments as well as from other areas such as Chemistry, Mathematics, and Philosophy.

Since Fall of 2009, Dr. Romi Burks from the Biology Department and Dr. Fay Guarraci from the Psychology Department have shared the responsibilities of administering and guiding the AB Program.  The AB Program includes several faculty from both Biology and Psychology.  Click on their web pages to learn more about their educational backgrounds and research interests.

  • Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1280
    Fondren-Jones 141
    Specialty: Aquatic ecology, wetland science, apple snails, invertebrate biology
  • Professor of Psychology
    (512) 863-1747
    Olin 121
    Specialty: Drugs of Abuse, Sexual Motivation and Fertility
  • Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1974
    Fondren-Jones 217
    Specialty: I am a population geneticist who studies the ecology, evolution, and genetics of amphibians.
  • Professor of Psychology
    (512) 863-1985
    Olin 217
  • Karen Wheeler

    Part-Time Assistant Professor of Biology
    (512) 863-1728
    Fondren-Jones 422B