Brown Visiting Assistant Professor
I am excited to join the Department of Biology here at Stetson. I teach Ecology and Introductory Biology, and am available to discuss undergraduate research as well as entering graduate and professional schools. I have past experience training students for standardized tests, and will be happy to chat about the tests and strategies for getting ready. My research is in estimating evolutionary relationships (phylogenetics) and evaluating interesting evolutionary patterns. My recent projects focused on all species of pitvipers, and I will continue to look at interesting characteristics of that group as well as evaluating relationships and characters of a variety of other organisms. I collect DNA using laboratory techniques as well as external characteristics using microscopy. I enjoy understanding the diversity of a group of organisms, including how they evolved the characteristics and geographic ranges we see today.
- Ph.D., Conservation Biology, University of Central Florida, 2012
- M.S., Biology, University of Texas at Tyler, 2006
- B.S., Zoology, Michigan State University, 2003
- B.A., Theatre, Michigan State University, 2003
- Resolving evolutionary relationships from phenotypic and DNA evidence; testing hypotheses about the evolution of groups and traits using those relationships
- Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology
- Fenwick, A. M., H. W. Greene, and C. L. Parkinson. 2012. The serpent and the egg: Dollo's Law and the evolution of reproductive mode in vipers. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 50:59–66.
- Fenwick, A. M., R. L. Gutberlet, Jr., J. A. Evans, and C. L. Parkinson. 2009. Morphological and molecular evidence for phylogeny and classification of South American pitvipers, genera Bothrops, Bothriopsis, and Bothrocophias (Serpentes: Viperidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Sciety 156:617–640.