Associate Professor


Office Hours:

Mon. 11-12pm, or by appointment

Office Location:

Marsh Life Science Building, Rm 316

  • (802) 656-0460

Areas of Expertise and/or Research



  • Ph.D., George Washington University, 2004
  • Research Associate (2004-present) Smithsonian Institution

Curriculum vitae

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Research and/or Creative Works

I’m an evolutionary biologist working on various fronts. My main research applies phylogenetics, and population genetics to address evolutionary questions with a focus on spiders. Current topics include evolution of sociality in spiders, evolutionary biomechanical of spider silk, and a large project on the biogeography of the Caribbean and the role of dispersal in diversification.