Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Sam earned a BA in Biology from Hamilton College, a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College, and recently completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University before joining the Reed Biology faculty for the fall of 2017. Sam will be teaching Ecology (BIO 301, a laboratory and lecture course), a seminar in Global Change Ecology (BIO 431), and an Ecology Module in Introduction to Biology (BIO 101). His research focuses on how population and community dynamics respond to, and are shaped by, environmental variation. Much of his research focuses on understanding and predicting the response of freshwater ecosystems to ongoing environmental change.