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As a Senior Professor of the Practice my career is focused on teaching and mentoring undergraduates and supervising graduate student teaching. In my role as Peer Observer for the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) I especially enjoy discussing pedagogy with other professors, most of whom work outside of my discipline. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job has been the many collaborations I’ve been able to participate in, including advising student groups and honors theses, the design of new courses with my colleagues, developing an outreach program called Girls in STEM at Tulane (GiST) and team-teaching the Grand Canyon Colloquium. Developing friendships in Copenhagen has also shown me the influence of culture on attitudes about science and conservation. In the end, I am constantly learning from my students

Education

2005

Ph.D. - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

1995

B.S. - Biology
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
Professional Experience

July 2016

Senior Professor of the Practice - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University, New Orleans

2010-2015

Professor of the Practice - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University, New Orleans

2005-2010

Laboratory Supervisor and Lecturer - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University, New Orleans
Current Teaching at Tulane University

EBIO1230/2130

Diversity of Animal Behavior
 

EBIO2020

Theory and Methods in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
 

EBIO2330/2335

Natural History of Louisiana Lecture and Laboratory
 
 

EBIO2660

Natural History of Denmark
 
 

COLQ4120

Grand Canyon Colloquium
 
 

EDUC 5100

Secondary Methods of Teaching (II)
 
 

EBIO4560

Women in Science, Service Learning Seminar
 
 

EBIO5970

Issues in Contemporary Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Senior Capstone
 

EBIO681

Journal Review in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2011 - Present
 

EBIO1015

Diversity of Life Laboratory Supervisor
16 - 18 sections each semester
 

EBIO3045

General Ecology Laboratory Supervisor
3 - 4 sections each Fall
 
Teaching Awards and Honors

2016

Louisiana Ornithological Society President's Award
 
 

2015

Honors Professor of the Year
 
 

2015

Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellowship Award
Finalist
 

2013

Graduate Studies Student Association Outstanding Faculty Award
School of Science and Engineering
 

2013

National Academies Education Mentor in the Life Sciences
 
 

2011

National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences
 
 

2011

Newcomb College Annual Mortar Board Award
For Excellence in Teaching
 
Select Teaching Enrichment and Service

2016

Summer Institute Impact Project, Yale University's Center for Teaching and Learning
Invited Collaborator

2012-2016

CELT Graduate Student Teaching Workshop
Invited Speaker on Active Learning

2014-2016

CELT Faulty Fellow Peer Observer
 
 

2015

CELT Brown Bag Session
Invited Speaker on the CREATE pedagogy

2013

LSU Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching
Invited Facilitator

2013

CREATE Faculty Development Workshop
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

2013

CELT Brown Bag Session
Invited Speaker on Active Learning

2012

Global Health Systems Department Doctoral Seminar
Invited Speaker on Teaching

2012

Yale Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching
Invited Facilitator

2011-2012

Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Teaching Fellow

2011

HHMI / Nat'l Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Select University Service and Collaborative Activities

2016

Flint & Steel: Cross Disciplinary Combustion, A Studio in the Woods
Faculty Collaborator

2014-2016

Tulane University Pre-Veterinary Society
Faculty Advisor

2014-2016

Butler Larks and Owls Honors Society
Faculty Fellow

2013-2016

Louisiana Master Naturalists Program
Advisory Board

2012-2016

Girls in STEM at Tulane
Community Outreach Program Founder and Co-Director

2011-2016

Newcomb Women in Science
Faculty Advisor

2008-2016

EBIO Undergraduate Fellows Program
Supervisor (6-12 students per semester)

2012-2014

Weatherhead Hall Environmental Sciences Society
Faculty Fellow

2009-2016

K-12 Science Education Outreach
St. Tammany Parish schools

2007

National Audubon Society
Environmental Lobbyist

Special invitation advocacy workshop on aquatic invasive species legislation, Washington D.C.

Publications

O’Brien, L.T., P. Gilbert, A. Hitti, E. Schaffer, A. Van Camp, & D.R. Henry. 2016. Improving girls’ sense of fit in science: increasing the impact of role models. Accepted for publication in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Henry, D.R., D. A. Miller and T. W. Sherry. 2015. Integrating wildlife conservation with commercial silviculture — Demography of the Swainson’s Warbler (Limnothlypis swainsonii), a migrant bird of conservation concern in southern pine forests, USA, Precious Forests – Precious Earth, Dr. Miodrag Zlatic (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-2175-6, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/61168. Available here.

Ellis, V.A., Collins, M.D., Medeiros, M.C.I., Sari, E.H.R., Coffey, E.D., Dickerson, R.C., Lugarini, C., Stratford, J.A., Henry, D.R., Merrill, L., Matthews, A.E., Hanson, A.A., Roberts, J.R., Joyce, M., Kunkel, M.R. & Ricklefs, R.E. 2015. Local host specialization, host-switching, and dispersal shape the regional distributions of avian haemosporidian parasites. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 11294–11299.

Henry, D.R. and B.E. Fleury. 2016. Diversity of Life Laboratory Manual. Tulane University. (Updated each semester)

Sherry, T.W. and D.R. Henry. 2015. Laboratory Manual for General Ecology. Tulane University. (Updated annually)

Henry, D.R. and T.W. Sherry. 2004. Reproductive success and habitat selection of Swainson’s Warbler in managed pine versus bottomland hardwood forests. PhD Dissertation, Tulane University.

Henry, D.R. 2003. Notes on the breeding biology of Swainson’s Warblers. Louisiana Ornithological Society Newsletter

Consulted on the Birds of North America Swainson’s Warbler Species Account, Cornell Lab of   Ornithology and the American Ornithologist’s Union

Ellis, V.A., M.C I. Medeiros, M.D. Collins, E.H.R. Sari, E.D. Coffey, R.C. Dickerson, C. Lugarini, J.A. Stratford, D.R. Henry, Loren Merrill, Alix E. Matthews, Alison A. Hanson, J. R. Roberts, M. Joyce, M.R. Kunkel and R.E. Ricklefs. Prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites is positively related to the abundance of host species at multiple sites within a region,” has been accepted for publication in Parasitology Research.

Publications in Review / Preparation

Henry, D.R. and T.W. Sherry. Habitat selection by Swainson’s Warblers in two different habitat types: common denominators and scale dependency. Intended for Ecology.

Recent Research and Field Experience

2014-2016

Assessing student response to STEM workshops
 

Collaboration with Laurie O’Brien (Tulane)

2005-2016

Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship Bird Banding Station
 

Master Bander, Station Co-founder and Operations Manager, Pearl River, LA. Sponsored by the LDWF

2014

Extending CREATE demographically and geographically
 

Testing its efficacy on diverse populations of learners at 2 year and 4 year institutions. Collaboration with Sally Hoskins (City College New York) and Kristy Kenyon (Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges)

2013

Malaria Monitoring Project
 

Collaboration with Vincenzo Ellis and Robert Ricklefs (University of St. Louis, Missouri)

Select Outreach, Talks and Meetings

2016

Biomimicry 3.8 Professional Program
 

Hired Naturalist

2015

Louisiana Ornithological Society Meeting
 

Invited Speaker on Honey Island Bird Monitoring Program

2015

St. Tammany Public Library program
 

Invited Speaker on Secret Lives of Nesting Birds

2014

HBO “Saving My Tomorrow” Earth Day Episode
 

Invited expert on bird banding and conservation

2014

St. Tammany Public Library program
 

Invited Speaker on Butterflies of Louisiana

2014

St. Francisville Hummingbird Festival
 

Invited Speaker on Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

2013

CELT’s Launch Tulane
 

Invited Speaker on Being an Educator

2013

Baton Rouge Audubon Society
 

Invited Speaker on Honey Island Bird Monitoring Program

2013

New Orleans Public Library STEM Events (3 programs)
 

Shark Tooth Fossil Hunt

2012

Louisiana Ornithological Society
 

Invited Speaker on Honey Island Bird Monitoring Program

2012

Orleans Audubon Society
 

Invited Speaker on Honey Island Bird Monitoring Program

2012

Northshore Bird Club
 

Invited Speaker on The History of Bird Banding

2012

Tulane Green Club
 

Invited Speaker on The Struggle to Learn in the Context of Climate Change

2012

Folsom Hummingbird Festival
 

Invited Speaker on Hummingbirds of Louisiana

2012

Chevron Geologist’s Banquet
 

Invited Speaker on The History of Bird Banding

2011

Tulane Interdisciplinary Experiences Seminar
 

TIDES 1620-01/1892-11 Tulane’s Natural History

2011

Newcomb Women in Science
 

Faculty Series Seminar

2011

Advanced Bird Banding Workshop
 

With Peter Pyle, Baton Rouge

2011

Newcomb Women in Science
 

Speaker On Being a Scientist

2011

Folsom Hummingbird Festival
 

Invited Speaker on Nesting Birds of Louisiana

Select Student Projects

2016

Honors Thesis 2nd Reader
 

Gina Zwicky – “Ecological niche modeling of elasmobranch fishes endemic to the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill”

2014

Honors Thesis Advisor
 

Eric Fagan – “Differences in territoriality and habitat use between Nearctic-Neotropical migrants and residents in a bottomland hardwood forest-swamp matrix”

2012

4+1 Masters Student Advisor
 

Emma Levenson – “Breeding bird community change in a bottomland hardwood forest”

2012

Honors Thesis 2nd Reader
 

Madeline Dickson – “Hybridization and multimodal signaling in stream fishes”

2012

Honors Thesis 2nd Reader
 

Victoria Troeger – “Waterborne transmission and cross-contamination of Aspergillosis in the Common Sea Fan”

2012

Honors Thesis 2nd Reader
 

Erin Valley – “Evaluating the effect of predation on phenotypic divergence in Dendrobates pumilio by using a model predator”

2011

Masters Student Committee Member
 

Julia Whitrock – “The effect of light availability and elevation on the establishment of Ligustrum sinense

2011

4+1 Masters Student Advisor
 

Jenifer Del Rossi – “Greenhouse gas inventory for the City of New Orleans”

2011

Honors Thesis Advisor
 

Lily Primason – “Effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbance on a migratory breeding bird of conservation concern”

2011

Honors Thesis 2nd Reader
 

Caroline Mitchell – “The role of hydrochory in the spread of Chinese privet”

2011

Honors Thesis 2nd Reader
 

Shemi Benge – “Interpreting the effect of habitat disturbance on female sexual selection in poison dart frogs, Dendrobates pumilio

2011

Honors Thesis 2nd Reader
 

Kaitlin Tasker – “Evaluating impacts of land use on the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates pumilio”

2010

Honors Thesis Advisor
 

Mary Grace Lemon – “Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Abundance and Biodiversity of Breeding Birds in Honey Island Swamp, LA”

2005

Honors Thesis Collaborator
 

Shannon Tanner – “Bird community responses and conservation implications of loblolly versus slash pine cultivation in southeastern Louisiana”