Biographical Sketch
Javier A. Rodríguez


EDUCATION

    Doctor of Philosophy in Integrative Biology (1998)
    University of California, Berkeley
    Major Professor: Harry W. Greene

    Master of Science in Biology (1990)
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
    Major Professor: J. P. Richard Thomas

    University of Costa Rica, San José (1988)
    (Organization for Tropical Studies)

    Bachelor of Science Diploma (Magna cum laude)
    (1986)
    Major: Biology
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Associate Editor (2013-present)
    Journal of North American Herpetology    

    Associate Dean (2011-present)
    College of Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Associate Director (2008-2010)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Associate Professor (2008-present)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Assistant Director (2007-2008)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Assistant Professor (2002-2008)
    School of Life Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Member, Board of Governors (2002-2007)
    American Society of Ichthyologists and
    Herpetologists

    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Science Foundation
    (2000-2002)
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
    University of California, Berkeley
    Advisor: David B. Wake

    Interim Assistant Curator of Herpetology
    (1999-2000)
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
    University of California, Berkeley

    Lecturer (1999-2000)
    Department of Integrative Biology
    University of California, Berkeley

    Academic Counselor (1991-1992)
    Department of Biology
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

    Coordinator, Introductory Biology Laboratory
    (1991-1992)
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

    Instructor (1990-1992)
    Department of Biology
    University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

 

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Ethics in Scientific Research (Graduate Seminar)
  • Evolution
  • Herpetology
  • Vertebrate Natural History
  • Introductory Biology for Majors
  • Introductory Biology for Nonmajors
  • Scientific Presentations
  • Systematics (Graduate Seminar)
  • Advanced Topics in Life Sciences: Ecology and Evolution (Graduate Seminar)


PERSONAL

    Hometown: San Juan, Commonwealth of
    Puerto Rico
                         


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