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Lewis, Susan E., PhD

Faculty Development
Marine Biology
Office: Rankin 110
Office Phone: 262-524-7279
B.A. – Biology, Earlham College - 1987

M.A. – Environmental Education, University of Minnesota - 1993

Ph.D. – Behavioral Ecology, University of Minnesota
Areas of Specialization:
Parental care and social behavior of vertebrates (bats) and invertebrates (amphipods)
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Tarutis, J.*, S. Lewis and M. Dyke*. 2005. Active Parental Care in a Freshwater Amphipod (Crustacea:  Gammarus pseudolimnaeus):  Effects of environmental factors. American Midl. Naturalist, 153:276-283.

Lewis, S., K. Lampe, and A.Lloyd*.  2005.  Once in a million years: understanding the magnitude of geologic time.

Lewis, S. E., Conley, L. C. and Horst, C. J.  2003. Structuring Research Opportunities for All Biology Majors. Bioscene, 29(2): 9-14.

Lewis, S. E. 2003. Issues-based teaching in science education.

Lewis, S. E.  2002. Investigating Reformulated Gasoline in an Issue-based Environmental Science Course. Bioscene 28:15-20.

Pavwoski, D*. and S. E. Lewis. 2001.  Characteristics of buildings used as bat roosts in Waukesha County, Wis. Bat Research News, 42(4): 192-196.

* indicates undergraduate student author
Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Director, Greene Field Station
Director, Marine Biology Program

Liberal Arts and Sciences Academic Steering Committee

Wisconsin Natural Areas Preservation Council

Project Kaleidescope Faculty for the 21st Century member     

Kettle Moraine Natural History Association Board Member.

Honors and Awards:
National Science Foundation
Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Grant, 2001 ($85,000) to improve equipment and faculty development for the core biology curriculum.

Field Station Facilities Improvement Planning Grant, 1997 ($6,000) to develop a field station conservation plan.

National Wildlife Foundation Five Star Grant ($10,000) for ecological restoration following removal of a dam at the Greene Field Station.

Natural Resource Conservation Service Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program Grant ($24,000) to restore one linear mile of Genesee Creek.

Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges Watershed Initiative Grant ($8,500) to support student research and internships associated with the Genesee Creek Watershed.

Lois Almon Grant for Field Study, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters:  grants supported research on sediment seed banks behind a 150-year-old dam (2004, $500), radiotelemetry to assess habitat use by Blanding’s turtles (2002, $1,500), and community structure of bats in the Kettle Moraine State Forest (1996, $1,500).


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