Biology

Ned KnightNed J. Knight

Biology B2
(503) 777-7783
(503) 777-7773 (fax)
nknight@reed.edu

Education

Ph.D in Ecology, December 1985 - University of California at Davis.
Dissertation: "Microhabitats and temperature requirements of hardhead (Mylopharodon conocephalus) and Sacramento squawfish (Ptychocheilus grandis), with notes on some other native California stream fishes."

M.S. in Fisheries, June 1980 - Oregon State University, Corvallis.
Thesis: "Factors affecting the smolt yield of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in three Oregon streams."

B.S. in Fisheries, B.S. in Zoology, June 1977 - Oregon State University, Corvallis.

Experience

August 1986 - present. Biology Department Associate, Reed College, Portland.
Laboratory instructor of introductory biology (botany, genetics, plant physiology, animal physiology, developmental biology, population biology); providing continuity of instruction for 80 students under six professors rotating through a two-course sequence.

June 1994 - present. Instructor, Linfield College Adult Degree Program.
Teaching courses in Human Ecosystems, Environmental Science, General Ecology, Environmental Issues and the Physical Sciences, Water Resources, Global Issues, and Shoreline Ecology, at Portland, Salem, Albany, and McMinnville campuses during the school year, plus Newport in the summer. Courses include traditional classroom plus online formats.

August 1992 - present. Adjunct Faculty, Linfield College, McMinnville.
Instructor of Environmental Science courses to approximately 100 students each school year, and Marine Ecology to biology major students each year.

January 1986 - March 1988. Instructor, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham.
Taught sophomore-level statistics courses.

January 1978 - December 1981. Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University and University of California at Davis.
Laboratory instructor for several courses, including commercial fisheries, invertebrate fisheries, fishery biology, and fish biology.

Other Experience

April 1993 - present. Part-time retail clerk, Walker Road Fred Meyer Garden Center, Beaverton, OR.

January 1981 - June 1984. Research Assistant, University of California at Davis.
Field and laboratory research on native California stream fishes.

June 1978 - December 1978. Research Assistant, Oregon State University.
Extensive literature review on natural variability of salmonid populations in streams.

June 1977 - September 1977. Research Assistant, Oregon State University.
Field work on the effects of log jams on fish populations and habitats.

July 1976 - September 1976. Summer employment, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Florence.
Survey of ocean sport salmon fishery, and other tasks.

Awards

May 1996 - Reed College, Portland. 10-year service recognition.

May 2001 - Reed College, Portland. 15-year service recognition

May 2006 - Reed College, Portland. 20-year service recognition

July 1996, July 2008 - Reed College, Portland. Meritorious salary increase.

September 1997 - Linfield College Adult Degree Program. Excellence in Teaching recognition.

Early Background

Grew up in Merrick, New York, about 40 miles east of New York City.
Graduated from John F. Kennedy High School (top 1%) - June 1972.

Interests

hiking, gardening, french horn playing, reading.