Curriculum Vitae

Jeffrey L. McClenahan

875 Alpine Ave, Apt 2, Boulder, Colorado 80304 USA

Phone: 303-883-0123 Email: jeffrey.mcclenahan@colorado.edu

 

EDUCATION

8/2009 to present University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309

Coursework and research toward a PhD from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Focus of dissertation: Land use change and habitat fragmentation in Australian Eucalyptus forests: Effects on ant communities and their role in ecosystem function

8/2007 to 12/2009 University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309

MS in Museum and Field Studies with a cognate in biology

Title of thesis: The effects of urban habitat fragmentation on grasshopper species diversity

2002 to 2006 University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309

BA in Biology: areas of concentration were ecology and entomology.

1983 to 1987 American University, Washington D.C. 20016

BA in International Studies with concentrations in Third World and Cross Cultural Development and International Relations.

Minors in Spanish and Economics

 

EXPERIENCE

6/2012 to present National Science Foundation GK-12 Teaching Fellow

8/2011 to present University of Colorado Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Teaching assistant: General Biology Lab

Responsible for: creating weekly lesson plans and quizzes, having a strong understanding of the material in order to answer questions and direct further inquiry, grading lab reports and quizzes, proctoring exams, attending weekly biology lectures, and teaching weekly recitation.

8/2009 to present University of Colorado Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Davies Lab

Research assistant: Wog Wog Long-term habitat fragmentation experiment, Bombala, Australia

Responsible for: Traveling to Australia three times per year, coordination of field assistants, ordering of supplies, undertaking fieldwork and specimen collection, maintenance of study site and traps, and creating a beetle reference collection from the Australian National Insect Collection.

8/2007 to 8/2009 University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Boulder, Colorado

Graduate Research Assistant: Entomology Collections

Responsible for grasshopper collection, curation, databasing, and assisting with fieldwork and literature research.

6/2007 to 9/2007 City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department, Boulder, Colorado

Integrated Pest Management Technician

Responsible for identification of, and mechanical and chemical eradication of, invasive plant species in the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation district, operation of various types of machinery, and monitoring of prairie dog communities.

 

VOLUNTEER TEACHING

8/2008 to 12/2008 Tutor: Boulder High School: academic tutor for traumatic brain injury student

5/2008 to 8/2008 Mentor: Bioscience Undergraduate Research Skills and Training program

8/2007 to 5/2008 Docent: University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

1/2012 to present Member of General Biology Lab revision committee

8/2010 to present Colloquium committee for the University of Colorado Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

8/2007 to 8/2009 Student representative on the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History Collections Committee

HONORS AND AWARDS

4/2008 Recipient of Walker Van Riper Grant for graduate research

6/2006 Awarded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant to assist with Orthoptera research

in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Natural History Museum

6/2006 University of Colorado at Boulder Arts and Sciences Dean’s list

1/2006 Awarded Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP) grant to assist with soil invertebrate research for the Breed Lab at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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