As the Interim Director of Science Initiatives at Winston-Salem State University I coordinate and plan new learning and development opportunities for students and faculty in the STEM disciplines. I am interested in STEM learning both inside and outside the classroom. My work includes collaborations with CDI, the Center for Innovative and Transformative Instruction (CITI) at WSSU, TERC in Cambridge, MA, and The National Parks Service. My scientific research encompasses many aspects of ecological physiology in vertebrates, including birds and bats. My primary interest is the study of organisms and their physiological response to changing environmental conditions natural or anthropogenic. In a current line of work, I examine the physiological responses of organisms to human-altered environments and identify the physiological consequences of environmental change.