Alumni

Below is a list of Alumni compiled from past and present students. If you find an error or can add information to an alumni, please contact Karen Brasher

William "Bill" R. Alexander

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1988-1990)
Current Position:  Refuge Manager, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge
Location:  Searcy, Arkansas

Barb (Lercel) Avers

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1995-1997)
Current Position:  State Waterfowl Biologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Location:  Lansing, Michigan

Scott Barras

Degree:  B.S. & M.S. Degrees (1990-1993)
Current Position:  Virginia State Director, Animal Plant and Health Inspection Services
Location:  Moseley, Virginia

Steve Barry

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1990-1992)
Advisor:  Richard Kaminski and Ed Hill
Current Position:  Deceased
Location:  

Michael Brasher

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1998-2000)
Current Position:  Biological Team Leader, Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Location:  Lafayette, Louisiana

Kevin Brunke

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2004-2007)
Advisor:  Kevin Hunt and Richard Kaminski
Current Position:  Conservation Resources Biologist, Migratory Game Bird Program, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks
Location:  Jackson, Mississippi

James Callicut

Degree:  B.S. Degree (2007), M.S. Degree (2010)
Current Position:  Conservation Resources Biologist, Waterfowl Program, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
Location:  Jackson, Mississippi

Matt Chouinard

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2001-2003)
Current Position:  Staff Biologist, Delta Waterfowl Foundation
Location:  Morris, Minnesota

Dr. Jose A. Cruz-Burgos

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (2000-2005)
Advisor:  Francisco Vilella and Richard Kaminski
Current Position:  Wetlands/Wildlife Biologist, Puerto Rico Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Location:  San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dr. J. Brian Davis

Degree:  M.S. & Ph.D. Degrees (1995-2001)
Advisor:  Richard Kaminski and Bruce Leopold
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
Location:  Mississippi State, MS

Dean W. Demarest

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1990-1993)
Current Position:  Office of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Jim A. Dubovsky

Degree:  M.S. & Ph.D. Degrees (1984-1990)
Current Position:  Central Flyway Representative, Division of Migratory Bird Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Denver, Colorado

James Feaga

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2011-2013)
Advisor:  Francisco Vilella
Current Position:  
Location:  

David Fishman

Degree:  Ph.D. Student (2011-present)
Current Student

K. Sarah Fleming

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2010)
Current Position:  Regional Biologist, Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Location:  Ann Arbor, Minnesota

Justyn Foth

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2010) and Ph.D. Student
Advisor:  Francisco Vilella
Current Student

Dr. David. R. Gordon

Degree:  Post-doctoral fellow (1985)
Current Position:  Chief, Branch of Science and Planning, Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Washington, D.C.

Matthew J. Gray

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1993-1995)
Current Position:  Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee
Location:  Knoxville, Tennessee

Dr. Brian T. Gray

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (1988-1992)
Current Position:  Assistant Deputy Minister, Science Branch, Environment Canada
Location:  Gatineau, Quebec Canada

Heath M. Hagy

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (2011)
Current Position:  Director, Frank C. Bellrose Memorial Lab, Illinois Natural History Survey
Location:  Havana, Illinois

J. Houston Havens

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2004-2007)
Current Position:  Conservation Resources Biologist, Migratory Game Bird Program Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Location:  Jackson, Mississippi

Jeremy James

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1998-2001)
Advisor:  Steve Schoenholtz and Richard Kaminski
Current Position:  Religious minister
Location:  Memphis, Tennessee

Jennifer P. Kross

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2003-2006)
Current Position:  Regional Biologist, Ducks Unlimited Great Plains Regional Office
Location:  Bismarck, North Dakota

Joe Lanccaster

Degree:  M.S. Student (2010-present)
Advisor:  Brian Davis
Current Student

Alan Leach

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2011)
Current Position:  Ph.D. student, University of Nevada
Location:  Reno, NE

Charles R. Loesch

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1986-1988)
Current Position:  Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Bismarck, North Dakota

Marisel Lopez-Florez

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2002-2005)
Advisor:  Richard Kaminski and Francisco Vilella
Current Position:  Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dr. Scott Manley

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (1994-1998)
Current Position:  Director of Conservation Programs, Ducks Unlimited Southern Regional Office
Location:  Jackson, Mississippi

Joe Marty

Degree:  M.S. Student (2010-present)
Advisor:  Brian Davis
Current Student

Kira Newcomb

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2014)
Advisor:  Brian Davis
Current Position:  Ph.D. student, Colorado State University
Location:  Fort Collins, Colorado

Dr. Aaron T. Pearse

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (2002-2007)
Current Position:  Research Wildlife Biologist, Northern Prairie Research Station, U.S. Geological Survey
Location:  Jamestown, North Dakota

Edward Penny

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2001-2003)
Current Position:  Chief of Wildlife (Wetlands), Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks
Location:  Jackson, Mississippi

Tom Peterson

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2014)
Current Position:  Regional Biologist, Ducks Unlimited
Location:  Grand Island, Nebraska

David M. Richardson

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1987-1989)
Current Position:  Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Grenada, Mississippi

Dr. Michael Schummer

Degree:  Post-doc (2007-2010)
Current Position:  Research Scientist, Long Point Waterfowl (Bird Studies Canada)
Location:  Long Point, Ontario

David E. Sherman

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1988-1990)
Current Position:  Biologist, Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Location:  Columbus, Ohio

Clay Shipes

Degree:  M.S. Student (2014)
Advisor:  Brian Davis
Current Position:  Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife
Location:  Beaumont, Texas

Amy Spencer

Degree:  M.S. Degree, Ph.D. Degree (2003-2014)
Current Position:  
Location:  

Elizabeth St. James

Degree:  M.S. Student (2011)
Advisor:  Richard Kaminski and Michael Schummer
Current Position:  Ph.D. student, University of Illinois
Location:  Champaign-Urbana, IL

Dr. Joshua D. Stafford

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (2001-2005)
Current Position:  Assistant Unit Leader, South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, South Dakota State University
Location:  Brookings, South Dakota

Scott Stephens

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1992-1995)
Advisor:  Bruce Leopold and Richard Kaminski
Current Position:  Director of Conservation, Ducks Unlimited-Canada
Location:  Oak Hammock, Manitoba

Jake Straub

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (2008-2012)
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Environmental Science/Ecology
Location:  State University of New York-Plattsburgh

Adam Tullos

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2000)
Advisor:  Richard Kaminski and Stephen Grado
Current Position:  Mississippi State University Extension
Location:  Verona, Mississippi

Dr. Bill W. Uihlein, III

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (1993-2000)
Current Position:  Assistant Regional Director, Region 4, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Atlanta, Georgia

Josh Vest

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1999-2002)
Current Position:  Science Coordinator, Intermountain West Joint Venture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Missoula, Montana

Dr. Mark P. Vrtiska

Degree:  Ph.D. Degree (1995)
Current Position:  Waterfowl Program Manager, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Location:  Lincoln, Nebraska

Mitch Weegman

Degree:  B.S. Degree (2010)
Current Position:  Ph.D. student, University of Exeter
Location:  Exeter, England

Matt Weegman

Degree:  M.S. Degree (2011-2013)
Advisor:  Rick Kaminski
Current Position:  Biologist, Ducks Unlimited
Location:  Rancho Cordova, CA

Brett Wehrle

Degree:  M.S. Degree (1990-1992)
Current Position:  Refuge Manager, Central Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Location:  Marksville, Louisiana

Alicia J. Wiseman

Degree:  B.S. Degree, M.S. Degree (2006-2009)
Current Position:  Biologist, Ducks Unlimited, South Louisiana Field Station
Location:  Lafayette, Louisiana

Dan Zekor

Degree:  Research Assistant (1985-1987)
Current Position:  Federal Aid Coordinator, Missouri Department of Conservation
Location:  Columbia, Missouri