I am an advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences. I have an undergraduate degree from Purdue in Agricultural Economics and a Masters degree from Purdue in Counseling and Personnel Services. I began advising at Purdue in 1986 and have been in Biology since 1991. I am aslo one of the advisors for the Biology Club. I enjoy watching Purdue sports and my favorite teams to watch are men's and women's basketball. I am active in my church, teaching and leading singing. My wife Tammy and I have two children. One willl be in his first year of college and the other will be a senior in high school in fall 2015. One fun fact about me is that because my great aunts had long tenures teaching in the same school corporation, there was previously a school in my hometown called Fodrea School.