I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. My research integrates high-dimensional shape data, functional analyses, and cutting-edge phylogenetic comparative methods to discover the underlying mechanisms of evolutionary change and the consequences these changes have on ecological interactions, morphology, and function.
In general, my research focuses on factors that promote or constrain morphological and functional diversification, including:
In addition to research, I have been the instructor of record for Anatomy and Physiology, Organismal Diversity, Comparative Anatomy, and Evolution. I am active in outreach programs through Auburn's Museum of Natural History and Department of Biological Sciences and the diversity committee for the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.