My teaching interests span various facets of animal behavior from a cross-species perspective, especially communication, cognition, and research methodologies. I teach Sensory Processes and Perception, Freshman Seminar (Cetacean Behavior and Cognition), Animal Behavior, Animal Cognition, Introductory Psychology, and Scientific Inquiry.
I am largely interested in the interactions of marine animals with their environment, as this relationship informs species and ecosystem conservation. I have a particular interest in how anthropogenic noise impacts the communication behavior of long-distance signalers. My current research focuses on humpback whales and how boat noise may impact their song structure as they attempt to communicate amidst ever-increasing noise in our oceans.