Associate Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Sam earned a BA in Biology from Hamilton College, a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Dartmouth College, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University before joining the Reed Biology faculty for the fall of 2017. Sam teaches teaches Ecology (BIO 301, a laboratory and lecture course), a seminar in Global Change Ecology (BIO 431), and an Ecology and Evolution Module in Topics in Biology (BIO 101), and he mentors senior thesis projects (Bio 471) and semester-long independent studies (BIO 481). His research focuses on how population and community dynamics respond to, and are shaped by, environmental variation. Sam’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation and aims to enhance predictions for how freshwater ecosystems will respond to ongoing environmental change.