I am an assistant professor of wildlife ecology at Texas State University, go Bobcats! My focus is in using modern statistical methods to monitor spatial and temporal alterations in wildlife population demographics and habitat use in regards to changes in land use and environmental variation. I’m particularly interested in applied and relevant wildlife research that can be used to guide sustainable land management and renewable energy practices. I spent the last couple of years (i.e., 2015-2017) researching lesser prairie-chicken demographics and nest site selection in response to cattle grazing, herbicide application, and drought. However, my research is not taxon specific and I currently have projects on blue suckers, bats, herpetofauna, black-crested titmice, primates, Scaled Quail, and small mammals. I am a Certified Wildlife Biologist and was a fellow of the 2015 The Wildlife Society Leadership Institute.