2012 to present - Associate Professor of Biology, Washburn University
2006-2012 - Assistant Professor Biology, Washburn University
Cytogenetics and plant breeding. Specifically the breeding of perennial wheat through karyotypic dissection of amphiploid hybrids between domesticated wheat and wild wheatgrass. Perennial wheat has great potential for soil erosion control and sustainable agriculture.
Faculty governance (eg, Faculty Senate, Faculty Affairs)
Generating public interest in the sciences
Bioethics and societal awareness of genetic technologies (eg, transgenics)