Faculty

 

Richard E. Lee, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Zoology

 

Academic Degrees:
  1979 Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  1976 M.S. in Zoology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  1973 B.A. in Biology, College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
Honors and Awards:
  2003 Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Miami University
  1998 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  1998 Fellow, The Ohio Academy of Science
  1993-94 Distinguished Educator Award, College of Arts and Science, Miami University
  1993 Award of Achievement for Scholarly/Professional Article (with J. M. Strong-Gunderson and M. R. Lee), Society for Technical Communications
  1991 Sigma Xi Researcher of the Year, Miami University
  1984-85 Lilly (Alumni) Teaching Fellow, Miami University
Professional Experience:
  2003-present Distinguished Professor of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford
  1992-2003 Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford
  1995 Field research, Ellesmere Island, Canada (3 weeks)
  1987-1991 Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Hamilton
  1990-present Taught summer courses for teachers at Miami University Field Station, Dubois, Wyoming
  1982-87 Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Hamilton
  1979-82 Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. John G. Baust, University of Houston, Texas
  1980, 1981 NSF Research Station (Palmer), Antarctica (4 months)
  1979, 1982 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
  1976 Instructor, Department of Biology, St. Olaf College, Northfield Minnesota
  1974-79 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, University of Minnesota
  1975-79 Research at Lake Itasca Biological Station, University of Minnesota (5 summers)
  1972-74 Naturalist/Program Coordinator, 4-H Camp Ohio, Mt. Vernon, Ohio (3 summers)


Research Interests: physiological ecology, cryobiology, winter biology, entomology, and science education

 
Current Formal Course Teaching: General Entomology, Winter Biology, Field Entomology for Teachers, Using Animals in the Classroom, Environmental Science for Elementary Teachers
 
Service on Editorial Boards:
  2001-03 Cryoletters
  2000-04 Environmental Entomology
  1993-2004 Cryobiology, Society for Cryobiology
  1992-97 American Entomologist, Entomological Society of America
 
Professional Memberships: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Entomological Society of America, Environmental Education Council of Ohio, National Association of Biology Teachers, Ohio Biological Survey, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Science Education Council of Ohio, Society for Cryobiology, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
 
Personal Interests: Photography and bird watching.
 
leere@miamioh.edu

 

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Jon P. Costanzo, Adjunct Professor/Senior Research Scholar

 

Academic Degrees:
  1988 Ph.D. in Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  1984 M.S. in Bioscience, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan
  1981 B.S. in Biology, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Honors and Awards:
  1988 Department of Zoology Doctoral Student Achievement Award, Miami University
  1988 Best Student Paper presentation, Herpetologist's League
  1988 Award for Meritorious Achievement in Biological Science, Miami University
  1987-88 Jeff M. Stein Memorial Graduate Scholarship, competitive award, Miami University
  1987-88 Dissertation Fellowship, competitive Department of Zoology award, Miami University
  1984 Sigma Xi Student Colloquium, Third Prize
  1984 Elected to Sigma Xi, full member
  1981-82 Eagon Research Award, University of Wisconsin
  1981 Academic Honors, University of Wisconsin
Professional Experience:
  2005-present Adjunct Full Professor, Miami University
  1999-2005 Adjunct Associate Professor, Miami University
  1992-98 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Miami University
  1989-91 Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Miami University
  1987-88 Dissertation Fellow, Miami University
  1984-87 Teaching Fellow, Miami University
Research Interests: Adaptations of animals to severe environments, with emphasis on mechanisms promoting survival of amphibians and reptiles at low temperatures.
 
Current Formal Courses: Special topics, by arrangement
 
Professional Memberships: Sigma Xi Research Society, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
 
Personal Interests: Training bird dogs; gardening; native grassland/wetland restoration; pistol and shotgun shooting; trout fishing; Habitat Chair for Shady Hollow Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Co-owner of a small business, Habitat Creations LLC.
 
costanjp@miamioh.edu

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Shu-Xia Yi, Adjunct Professor/Research Scholar

 

Academic Degrees:
  1993 Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Biochemistry and Physiology), Gent University, Gent, Belgium
  1983 M.S. in Biochemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing, China
Professional Experience:
  2009-present Adjunct Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  2007-2009 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  2005-2007 Research Scholar, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  2004-05 Sr. Research Scientist (Protein Biochemist), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  2001-04 Research Scholar, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  1998-2001 Research Scientist, Biosciences Research Lab, USDA-ARS, Fargo, North Dakota
  1996-98 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  1993-95 Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Forest Service, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  1990-93 Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Gent University, Gent, Belgium
  1983-90 Research Scientist, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  1984-86 Visiting Specialist, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts
  1979-83 M.S. Candidate, Graduate School of University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing
Research Interests: Biochemistry, physiology, cryobiology, cell biology, immunology, toxicology, entomology, and microsurgery.
 
Professional Memberships: Sigma Xi, Entomological Society of America (ESA), Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB), and Society for Cryobiology
 
yis@miamioh.edu

 

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