Dr. Stankowich received his B.A. in Biological Sciences from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from the University of Califoria Davis, and he was the Darwin Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also spent time as a Lecturer at UMass and a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Stankowich has a deep commitment to teaching and teaches a variety of courses including Evolution, Mammalogy, Ecology, and Behavioral Ecology. His research interestes include the evolution, ecology, and behavior of predator-prey interactions, and he has worked on a broad range of taxa including carnivores, ungulates, rodents, and spiders. Dr. Stankowich's research involves both experimental studies (lab and field studies) and analytical techniques (phylogenetic comparative analysis, meta-analysis).