Alumni & Research Assistants
The following 160+ individuals studied or worked in herpetology in the FLMNH Division of Herpetology, in the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, in the Department of Zoology, in the College of Medicine, or in the College of Veterinary Medicine, for an extended period (advance degrees and dates received from the University of Florida or positions held are listed in parenthesis).
Abdelfattah, Kareem R.
Ackerman, Ralph Austin
Alford, Ross A.
(M.S. 1981) Associate Professor, Department Zoology & Tropical Ecology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
Allen, E. Ross
(deceased) FLMNH Planning Committee 1950s; Ross Allen's Reptile Institute, Silver Springs, FL.
(M.S. 1988) Denison University
(deceased) FLMNH Department Interpretations 1970s; Ashton Biological Preserve, Archer, FL.
Atkinson, Benjamin K.
(M.S. 1954, Ph.D. 1956) (deceased) Herpetology Curator & Emeritus Distinguished Research Curator 1963-91, FLMNH, Gainesville, FL.
Auth, David L.
(M.S. 1969, Ph.D. 1980) Herpetology Collection Manager 1985-1999, FLMNH, Gainesville, FL.
Babbitt, Kimberly Jane
(Ph.D. 1996) Assistant Professor, Department Natural Resources, University New Hampshire.
Baldwin, Kevin Scott
Beckenbach, Andrew Thomas
Belkin, Daniel A.
(Ph.D. 1961) (deceased) Associate Professor, Department Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Bell, Kristen L.
Bjorndal, Karen A.
(Ph.D. 1979) Professor, Department Zoology & Director Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Blair, W. Frank
(M.S. 1935) (deceased) Professor, Department Biology, University Texas, Austin, TX.
Borgia, Andrew P.
Bouchard, Sarah S.
(M.S. 1998, Ph.D. 2004)
Bouse, Tina M.
Boughton, Robin G.
(M.S. 1997) Department Environmental Protection, Goethe State Forest, Brooksville, FL.
Bowie, Larry Albert
Bradford, Bianca M.
Brooks, Garnett R., Jr.
(Ph.D. 1963) Professor Biology, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
Brugger, Kristin E.
Burgess, Joseph P.
Butler, Jason M.
Byram, J. Kelly
Burke, Russell L.
(M.S. 1987) Assistant Professor Biology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
Campbell, Cathi L.
Campbell, Howard W. (Duke)
(B.S. 1958) (deceased) Adjunct Herpetology Curator 1970-1971; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Ecological Research Lab, Gainesville, FL.
Camposano, Brian J.
(B.S. 2005, M.S. 2011)
Carr, Archie F., Jr.
(M.S. 1934, Ph.D. 1937) (deceased) Herpetology Curator 1951-1955 & Graduate Research Professor, Department Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Carthy, Raymond R.
(Ph.D. 1996) Assistant Professor, Department Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Cherkiss, Michael S.
Christman, Steven P.
(Ph.D. 1975) Associate Scientist, Malacology, FLMNH, Gainesville, FL.
Clark, Anne Marie "Ginger"
Cohen, Jeffrey S.
(B.S. 2003, M.S. 2005)
Coleman, Kevin D.
(B.S. 2002, DVM 2007)
Cook, David G.
(M.S. 1983) Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL.
Corn, Michael J.
(Ph.D. 1981) Professor Biology, College Lake County, Grayslake, IL.
Cox, Mary Catharine
Crain, David Andrew
(M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 1997) Assistant Professor, Maryville College, Maryville, TN.
(M.S. 1988; Ph.D. 1995) Director CENAP/IBAMA, National Predator Center, Sorocaba, SP, Brazil.
Crenshaw, John W., Jr
(Ph.D. 1955) (deceased) Director School Biology, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA.
Dalton, Sheri Ann
Dawson, Daniel E.
Demarco, Vincent Gerard
Daniels, Keidra J.
Dietz, David C.
Dodd, C. Kenneth
FLMNH Research Associate 1980s to date; USGS, Gainesville, FL.
Dowling, Herndon G.
(deceased) (Ph.D. 1948, Postdoc 1949 & 1959) Emeritus Professor Biology, New York University, NY.
Eady, Bonnie E.
Ehrenfeld, David W.
(Ph.D. 1966) Professor, Ecology, Evolution & Natural Resources, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Ehret, Dana J.
(M.S. 2004, Ph.D. 2010)
Eifler, Douglas A.
(M.S. 1988) Postdoc Mammalogy, University Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, KS.
Encalada, Sandra E.
(M.S. 1995) Institute Molecular Biology, University Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Enge, Kevin M.
(M.S. 1984) Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gainesville, FL.
(M.S. 1997) Mississippi Natural Heritage Program, Mississippi Museum Natural Sciences, Jackson, MS.
Espinoza, Eduardo J.
(Ph.D. 1986) Associate Professor Biology, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.
FLMNH Interim Associate Herpetology Curator 1963; Professor, Division Life Sciences, San Diego State College, San Diego, CA.
Fouquette, Martin J., Jr.
(deceased) Interim Assistant Professor Biology 1960, University of Florida; Associate Professor Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Fowler, Lynn Elizabeth
(M.S. 1978, Ph.D. 1983)
(Ph.D. student 1970) Associate Ecosystem Conservation, FLMNH, Gainesville, FL.
Freed, Arthur Nelson
(Ph.D. 1982) Associate Professor, Division Physiology, School Hygiene, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Freeman, Jack R.
(Ph.D. 1963) Professor Biology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN.
(deceased) Executive Director, Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission.
Gale, Michael A.
(deceased) (Postdoc 1958) Adjunct Professor Zoology, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
Garmestani, Ahjond S.
Gennaro, Joseph, Jr.,
Assistant Professor 1956-1964, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
(M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 2006)
Goin, Coleman J.
(M.S. 1941, Ph.D. 1946) (deceased) Professor Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Professor Zoology 1950s-1960s, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Goodman, Donald E.
(Ph.D. 1971) Director, Kanapaha Botanical Garden, Gainesville, FL.
Goodwin, Thomas M.
(M.S. 1977) (deceased) Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee, FL.
Gourley, Eugene V.
(Ph.D. 1969) Professor Biology, Mississippi University Women, Columbus, MS.
Granatosky, Michael C.
(M.S. 1971) (deceased) Professor Biology, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL.
Gregory, Lisa Flores
(M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 2002)
(deceased) Director FLMNH 1951-1961
(deceased) Associate Professor, Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Hall, Philip M.
(Ph.D. 1990) (deceased) Environmental Specialist, Camp Blanding Training Site, Florida Army National Guard.
Hansen, Keith L.
Heaton-Jones, Terrell G.
Hensley, Frank R.
(M.S. 1990, Ph.D. 1994)
(M.S. student 1991)
(M.S. 1953, Ph.D. 1956) Emeritus Professor Biology, University Maryland, College Park, MD.
Hirth, Harold F.
(Ph.D. 1962) Professor Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
Hoeft, Erin K.
Hoffmann, Kristine E.
(M.S. 2007) Testing the influence of Cuban treefrogs (Osteopilus septentrionalis) on native treefrog detection and abundance
Holman, J. Alan
(M.S. 1953, Ph.D. 1961) (deceased) Herpetology Curator, Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI.
Irvine, A. Blair
Iverson, John B.
(M.S. 1974, Ph.D. 1977) Professor Biology, Earlham College, Richmond, IN.
Jackson, Crawford G., Jr.
(M.S. 1959; Ph.D. 1964) Professor Biology, San Diego State University, CA.
Jackson, Dale R.
(Ph.D. 1977) Res. Scientist Zool., Fla. Nat. Areas Inventory, The Nature Conservancy, Tallahassee, FL.
Jackson, James F.
(Ph.D. 1972) Associate Professor Biology, University SW Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.
Jacobson, Susan Kay
(M.S. 1983) Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Jennings, Michael Lee
Johnson, Richard M.
Johnson, Steve A.
(Ph.D. 2001) Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Jones, Duvall Albert
Kattan, Gustavo H.
Ketzler, Lorraine P.
King, F. Wayne
(M.S. 1961; Postdoc. 1966) Director FLMNH 1979-1986, Herpetology Curator 1986-2007, Emeritus Herpetology Curator, FLMNH, Gainesville, FL.
Klowden, Gregg S.
(M.S. 2000, Ph.D. 2007)
Knapp, Charles R.
(M.S. 1999, Ph.D. 2005)
Knizley, Elizabeth J.
Kochman, Howard I.
(M.S. 1977) USGS, Gainesville, FL.
Kornilev, Yurii V.
Krakauer, Thomas H.
(Ph.D. 1970) President Emeritus, North Carolina Museum Life & Sciences, Durham, NC.
Krysko, Kenneth L.
(Ph.D. 2001) Herpetology Collection Manager 1999 to date, FLMNH; Courtesy Faculty, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation AND School of Natural Resources and Environment, Gainesville, FL.
Lagueux, Cynthia J.
Langan, Esther M.
(B.S. 1997, M.S. 2003)
Larson, Kurt W.
(B.S. 2005, M.S. 2009)
(B.S. 2009, M.S. 2012)
(M.S. student 1988-1989) Director General, Reserva Ecologica El Eden, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
(M.S. 1992) U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS.
FLMNH Lab Technician 1970s
Associate Professor Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Link, William Frank
Litt, Andrea R.
Lund, P. Frank
MacDonald, Christy L.
Marchand, Lewis J.
(Ph.D. 1989) (deceased) Assistant Director, Department National Parks, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Masson, Gregory R.
Matter, John M.
(Ph.D. 1996) Assistant Professor Biology, Environmental Biology, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA.
Maxwell, Lara K.
McCauley, Shannon J.
McConkey, Edwin M.
(M.S. 1951) Associate Professor, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
McLaughlin, Grace Sheryl.
Means, Ryan C.
Mecham, John S.
(M.S. 1952) Professor Biology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
Meylan, Anne B.
(M.S. 1978, Ph.D. 1984) Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Marine Research Institute, St. Petersburg, FL.
Meylan, Peter A.
(M.S. 1980, Ph.D. 1985) Herpetology Collection Manager 1981-1985; Associate Professor, Department Biology, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL.
Moler, Paul E.
(M.S. 1970) FLMNH Research Associate; Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gainesville, FL.
Moran, Kathleen L.
Mortimer, Jeanne A.
(M.S. 1976, Ph.D. 1981)
Morton, John J.
(B.S. 2009, D.V.M. 2013)
(Ph.D. 1961) Emeritus Professor Zoology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Myers, Charles W.
(M.S. 1960) FLMNH Research Assistant 1958-1960; Emeritus Herpetology Curator, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.
Neill, Wilfred T.
(Ph.D. student 1964) (deceased) Lab Technician FLMNH; Director Research, Ross Allen's Reptile Institute, Silver Springs, FL.
Nichols, Kenyatta K.
Nickerson, Max A.
FLMNH Herpetology Curator 1992 to date, Gainesville, FL.
Nifong, James C.
(B.S. 2007, Ph.D. 2012)
(Student 1950s) National Marine Fisheries Service, Panama City, FL.
Oliver, James A.
(deceased) Assistant Professor Biology 1948-1951, UF; Bronx Zoo Curator of Reptiles 1951; Director of AMNH 1959-1969; Director of NY Aquarium 1970-1976.
Owens, Audrey K.
Pacheco, Luis F.
(M.S. 1993) Estacion Biology Tunquini, Instit. de Ecologia, University Mayor de San Andres, La Paz, Bolivia.
Palmer, Brent David
(M.S. 1987, Ph.D. 1990)
Pearson, Paul G.
(Ph.D. 1954) (deceased) President, Miami University, Oxford, OH.
Pickford, Daniel B.
Pitt, Amber L.
(M.S. 2005, Ph.D. 2008)
(M.S. 1992, Ph.D. 2000) Bureau Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Deparment of State, Washington, DC.
Pounds, Joseph Alan
Pritchard, Peter C.H.
(Ph.D. 1969) Vice President Resources, Fla Audubon Soc., Casselberry, FL; Founder / Operator of the Chelonian Research Institute, Oviedo, FL
Reis, Kelley R.
Reppas, Anthony T.
Rice, Amanda N.
Rice, Kenneth G.
USGS, Gainesville, FL.
Riemer, William J.
FLMNH Herpetology Curator 1955-1963; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
(2000s) Everglades Biologist
Rooney, Andrew A.
(M.S. 1994, Ph.D. 1998)
Rose, Francis L.
(Postdoc 1966) Professor Biology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.; Professor Biology & Chairman Department Biology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Ross, James Perran
(Ph.D. 1980) Executive Officer IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group, FLMNH; Associate Professor Department Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Rossman, Douglas A.
(Ph.D. 1961) Director, Museum Natural Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.
Roye, David Byron
Seijas, Andres Eloy
(M.S. 1988, Ph.D. 1998) Professor Biology, University Exper. Llanos Occid., Ezequiel Zamora, Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela.
Sheehy, Coleman M. III
(B.S. 2001, M.S. 2006)
Simmons, Douglas DeWayne
Smith, Catherine A.
Smith, Charles R.
(M.S. 1992, Ph.D. 1999) Joseph W. Jones Ecological Resource Center, Newton, GA.
Spears, Edwin Eugene
(M.S. 1977, Ph.D. 1983) Professor Biology, Louisburg College, NC.
Spratt, Richard G.
Staiger, Jennifer S.
(M.S. 1999) USGS, Gainesville, FL.
Stewart, James Sheldon
M.S. Diamondback Terrapins
Talley, Brooke L.
Tavano, Joseph J.
Taylor, Robert W., Jr.
(Ph.D. 1982) Director, Lee County Nature Center, Ft. Myers, FL.
Telford, Sam R., Jr.
(M.S. 1961) FLMNH Research Associate Herpetology 1970 & 1986 to present; Professor Zoology, World Health Organization, Switzerland, Panama, Venezuela, Tanzania, Pakistan & Burma.
Thompson, Rebecca L.
Thorbjarnarson, John B.
(M.S. 1984, Ph.D. 1991) (deceased) FLMNH Research Associate Herpetology 1991 to 2010; Wildlife Conservation Society, NY Zoological Society, Bronx, NY.
(M.S. 1989) (deceased) Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Helena, MT.
Ultsch, Gordon R.
(Ph.D. 1972) Professor Biology Sci., University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
Verdade, Luciano M.
(Ph.D. 1997) Professor, Department Zootecnia, University Sao Paulo, Piracicaba, Brazil.
Vliet, Kent A.
(Ph.D. 1987) Director, Core Biology Lab., Department Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Walters, Theresa M.
Weaver, William G., Jr.
(M.S. 1964, Ph.D. 1967) Associate Professor, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL.
Wharton, Charles H.
(Ph.D. 1969) (deceased) Emeritus Professor Biology, Georgia State College, Atlanta, GA.
Whidden, Howard P.
White, David John
Wilson, Larry D.
(Student 1960s) Associate Professor, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL.
Witherington, Blair E.
Wood, Daniel W.
(M.S. 1978) Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservcation Commission, Gainesville, FL.
Wygoda, Mark L.
(Ph.D. 1982) Associate Professor, Department Biology & Environmental Sciences, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.
(B.S. 2003, DDS 2007)
Zippel, Kevin C.
Zug, George R.
(M.S. 1963) Curator, Amphibians & Reptiles, U.S. National Museum, Washington, DC.