Jim Smith

I am a Professor of Biology in the Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University, where I teach primarily Introductory Biology, guide undergraduate research projects and lead seminar courses on genetic, evolutionary and environmental issues. I am jointly appointed in the MSU Departments of Entomology and Zoology, and MSU's interdepartmental graduate program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior. My students and I conduct research on the evolutionary relationships of Rhagoletis fruit flies and their parasitoid wasps, primarily those in the genus Coptera.

We are also involved in a number of biology education initiatives and research projects, which are aimed towards helping students understand the relationships of genotypes, phenotypes, Mendelian genetics and biological evolution. Our current major project involves the design, implementation and assessment of a set of cases for evolution education that integrate principles from across biology's sub-disciplines.

Check out our Integrative Cases in Evolution Education at: evo-ed.com!

Jim Smith

Michigan State University

Lyman Briggs College

Department of Entomology

919 E Shaw Lane

578 Wilson Rd.

East Holmes Hall

201 CIPS

tel: 517-353-3939

tel: 517-432-2029

fax: 517-432-2758

fax: 517-353-4354

email: jimsmith@msu.edu

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last updated Feb. 10, 2014