Ph.D., Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1984
M.A., Biology, California State University, Fullerton, 1979
B.S., Biology, University of California, Irvine, 1976
B.A., Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1976
Research and Teaching Experience
Teaching experience in a broad number of areas: Comparative and Human Physiology and Anatomy, Introductory Biology, Marine Biology and Oceanography, Ecology, Environmental Studies, and topical courses on vertebrates, at lower, upper and graduate levels. Extensive experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of instrumentation and technology for education, distance learning, teleconferencing and education over the internet.
Research in the area of marine mammal and marine bird physiological ecology, specifically foraging, locomotion and reproductive energetics, and physiological mechanisms controlling ventilation. Computer applications involving live audio and video over internet and/or satellite communications systems.
1996 Teacher of the Year, Saddleback College District. Nominated for Orange County Teacher of the Year.
National Science Foundation- Diving Studies of Northern Elephant Seals, $165,000, 1990 - 1993
Joint National Science Foundation - Japan Society for Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Study Grant, $50,000, 1989-1990
"California and the Pacific" Public education program grant, $48,000, California Sea Grant College Program, 1987-1989
American Physiological Society travel award, invited speaker, IUPS meeting Sydney, Australia 1983
Floyd E. Durham Award in vertebrate zoology, Southern California Academy of Sciences, 1982
Recipient CSUF Biology Department Graduate student research grants, 1977, 1978
California State Scholar, 197l-1975