|Office Building||Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab|
|Mailing Address||South Dakota State University
Natural Resource Management
SNP 138C, Box 2140B
Brookings, SD 57007
|Websites||Dudash Lab page|
As a first generation college graduate, I come from a large boisterous family from the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. I have always loved all kinds of biology and did not want to work with ailing humans or pets. I found my niche when starting graduate school at U of Illinois at Chicago and went to U of Michigan’s field station for summer field courses and research experiences that resulted in me learning about bumblebee foraging behavior and white pine seed dispersal. This experience laid the groundwork for my academic career path.
EducationBA Millersville State University
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
PostDoc University of Toronto
Professional MembershipsAmerican Society of Naturalists
Botanical Society of America
Ecological Society of America
Society for the Study of Evolution
Area(s) of ResearchEvolutionary Ecology, Evolution of plant mating systems, Plant pollinator interactions, Demography of populations, and the role Inbreeding, Inbreeding Depression and Phenotypic Plasticity play in the evolution of plant populations. My research also contributes to baseline data that is utilized to help form successful conservation and restoration management plans for threatened taxa and habitats.
Former Positions HeldEmeritus Professor, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2017 – present
Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, Department of Botany/Department of Plant
Biology/Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, 1989-2016.
Program Director, National Science Foundation DEB Evolutionary Process Cluster, Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014.
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia Nov. - Dec. 2007.
Full Professor, Botanisk Institutt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Leave of absence without pay from UMD, 2000-2001.
Visiting Scientist, Sabbatical, Institute of Cell, Animal, and Population Biology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland1997-1998.