Welcome Dr. Donald Shepard


DShepardThis fall the School of Biological Sciences welcomes new Assistant Professor, Dr. Donald Shepard. Dr. Shepard earned his BS in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his PhD in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma where he studied phylogeography and diversification of Ouachita Mountain endemic salamanders. Since 2013, Dr. Shepard has been teaching at the university level, instructing students in courses on evolution, ecology, genetics, and herpetology. At Tech, Dr. Shepard will run an active research lab where undergraduate and graduate students will use amphibians and reptiles as models to understand the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms by which species originate and diversify through time. We welcome Dr. Shepard to the School of Biological Sciences and look forward to the new courses and research experiences he can offer our students.