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College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. William E. Cooper

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  • North Carolina State University, Postdoctoral fellowship in Biomathematics
  • Kansas State University, PhD. In Environmental Biology
  • Kansas State University, MS in Physiological Psychology
  • University of Richmond, BA in Psychology

Other Information
Dr. Cooper is an emeritus member of the faculty, having retired in 2011. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Herpetologists’ League. He is also Associate Editor of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology and a member of the editorial board of Amphibia-Reptilia. Dr. Cooper studies and teaches the ecology and evolution of behavior, with emphasis on antipredatory behavior, foraging, and chemosensory behavior by squamate reptiles. His field, laboratory, and theoretical studies have yielded over 200 articles published in scientific journals and books. He is no longer accepting graduate students.