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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University (2015)
  • M.S. in Biology, University of South Dakota (2009)
  • B.S. in Biology, University of South Dakota (2006)

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Assistant Professor, Creighton University (Fall 2016)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington State University (2015-2016)
  • Instructor of Entomology, Washington State University (2015)
  • Instructor of Upward Bound, Washington State University (2015)
  • Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University (2011-2014)
  • Research Associate, University of South Dakota (2009-2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of South Dakota (2006-2009)

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND GRANTS

  • 2016       NSF-funded Evolutionary Endocrinology symposium ($670)
  • 2014       Peer Teaching Award, ISU Graduate Student Senate
  • 2014       NSF-funded Scholarship of Teaching & Learning ($1250)
  • 2014       SICB Grants-in-Aid-of-Research ($1000)
  • 2014       HHMI Teaching & Learning Community Scholarship ($1000)
  • 2014       Professional Advancement Grant, ISU ($1200)
  • 2013       EEOB Graduate Research Grant ($1000)
  • 2013       Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid-of-Research ($412)
  • 2012       Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant ($1250)
  • 2012       The Orthopterist’s Society Research Fund ($900)
  • 2010       Miller Fellowship, ISU ($7,500)
  • 2010       EEB Program Graduate Research Fellowship, ISU ($22,000)
  • 2008       Graduate Travel Fellowship, USD Foundation, ($2250)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

(1)  Worthington AM and Swallow JG. 2010. Gender differences in survival and anti-predatory behavior in stalk-eyed flies. Behav Ecol 21: 759-766.

(2)  Soluk DA, Zercher DS and Worthington AM. 2011.  Influence of roadways on patterns of mortality and flight behavior of adult dragonflies in wetland areas. Biol Conser 144: 1638-1643.

(3)  Worthington AM and Swallow JG. 2011. Sequential analysis reveals behavioral differences underlying female-biased predation risk in stalk-eyed flies. Ethology 17: 829-837.

(4)  Worthington AM, Berns CM, and Swallow JG. 2012. Size matters, but so does shape: quantifying complex shape changes in a sexually selected trait in stalk-eyed flies (Diptera:Diopsidae). Biol J Linn Soc 106:104-113.

(5)  Worthington AM, Gress BE, Neyer AA, and Kelly CD. 2013. Do male crickets strategically adjust the number and viability of their sperm under sperm competition? Anim Behav 86:55-60.

(6)  Kelly CD, Tawes BR, and Worthington AM. 2014. Evaluating indices of body condition in two cricket species. Ecol & Evol

(7)  Worthington AM, Jurenka RA, and Kelly CD. 2015. Mating for male-derived prostaglandin: a functional explanation for the increased fecundity of mated female crickets? J Exp Biol 218:2720-2727

(8) Worthington AM and Kelly CD. 2016. Direct costs and benefits of multiple mating: Are high female mating rates due to ejaculate replenishment? Behav Proc 124:115-122.

(9) Worthington, AM and Kelly CD. Females gain direct benefits from immune-boosting ejaculates. Evolution 70:928-933.

(10) Hust JA, Lavine MD, Worthington AM, Zinna RA, Gotoh H, Lavine LC. 2018. The Fat-Dachsous signaling pathway regulates growth of horns in Trypoxylus dichotomus, but does not affect horn allometry. Journal of Insect Physiology 105:85-94.


INVITED SEMINARS

  • 2018       Department of Biology, University of South Dakota
  • 2016       Department of Biology, University of Nebraska- Lincoln
  • 2016       Department of Biology, Gonzaga University
  • 2015       Department of Biology, Creighton University
  • 2015       School of Biological Sciences EcoLunch, WSU
  • 2015       Entomology Colloquium, WSU
  • 2014       Biology Department, Lewis-Clark State College
  • 2014       The Science Center of Iowa’s Café Scientifique Program
  • 2014       Evolutionary Biology and Ecology Program, ISU (annually)
  • 2013       Department of Entomology Colloquium, ISU

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • 2016       PBESA Honolulu, HI (Oral and poster).
  • 2016       SICB Portland, OR (Oral).
  • 2014       SICB Austin, TX. (Oral).
  • 2014       EEOB Spring Symposium, Ames, IA. (Oral)
  • 2013       Experimental Biology, Boston, MA. (Poster)
  • 2013       Teaching and Learning Symposium, Ames, IA. (Poster)
  • 2012       Evolution, Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Poster)
  • 2012       EEOB Spring Symposium, Ames, IA. (Poster)
  • 2012       SICB, Charleston, SC. (Poster)
  • 2012       EEOB Spring Symposium, Ames, IA. (Poster)
  • 2011       Animal Behavior Society, Bloomington IN. (Oral)
  • 2010       SICB, Seattle, WA. (Poster)
  • 2009       National Tollway Convention, Chicago, IL. (Poster)
  • 2008       Animal Behavior Society, Snowbird, UT. (Poster)
  • 2008       USD IdeaFest , Vermillion, SD. (Roundtable)
  • 2007       Animal Behavior Society, Burlington, VT. (Poster)
  • 2007       USD Graduate Student Forum, Vermillion, SD. (Poster)
  • 2006       Society of Ichs and Herps, New Orleans, LA. (Poster)
  • 2006       USD IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD. (Poster)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE & MENTORSHIP

INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD

  • 2018 – current      Animal Behavior (BIO 371), CU
  • 2016 – current      Animal Physiology (BIO 449), CU
  • 2016 – current      Animal Physiology Lab (BIO 450), CU
  • 2015                        Insects and People: A Perspective (ENTOM 101), WSU
  • 2015                        Discover Insects: Non-Majors Laboratory (ENTOM 103), WSU
  • 2013                        Animal Behavior Lab (BIOL 354L), ISU
  • 2008                        Animal Behavior Seminar (BIOL 402/502), USD
  • 2005                        English, Chiba Language School, Ping Tung, Taiwan

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT

  • 2015       Co-developed a Data Nugget (http://datanuggets.org/)
  • 2015       Helped develop three POGIL activities (http://.pogil .org)
  • 2012       Introductory Biology Lecture (BIOL 212), ISU

TEACHING ASSISTANT

  • 2014       Human Physiology Lab (BIOL 256L), ISU
  • 2011        Animal Behavior Lab (BIOL 354L), ISU
  • 2009       Vertebrate Anatomy and Embryology Lab (BIOL 581L), USD
  • 2009       Animal Behavior Lecture (BIOL 402), USD
  • 2008       Introduction to Genetics and Evolution Lab (BIOL 161L), USD
  • 2008       Majors Introductory Biology Lab (BIOL 101), USD
  • 2007       Non-majors Introductory Biology Lab (BIOL 101), USD
  • 2006       Education Majors Introductory Biology Lab (BIOL 101L), USD

GUEST LECTURER

  • 2015       Animal Physiology – Glucose homeostasis
  • 2015       Invertebrate Zoology – guest expert for collecting trip
  • 2014       Human Anatomy & Physiology – Urinary System
  • 2013       Animal Behavior – Mating systems
  • 2013       Animal Behavior – Personal research
  • 2013       Evolution – Optimal clutch size and the Lack hypothesis
  • 2013       Evolution – Aging and senescence
  • 2013       Evolution – Sex ratio evolution
  • 2009       Animal Behavior – Sexual conflict
  • 2008       Animal Behavior – Sexual selection
  • 2008       Comparative Physiology – Invertebrate physiology
  • 2007       Comparative Physiology – Vertebrate embryology
  • 2007       Ichthyology – Ecological consequences illegal fishing
  • 2006       Entomology – Hymenoptera

STUDENT MENTORSHIP

  • High school researcher (4)
  • K-12 educator researchers (2)
  • Undergraduate researchers (>25)
  • Graduate students (3)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2016       Leveraging Teaching and Research Practices for NSF proposals
  • 2016       Active Learning Symposium for Innovation & Learning (1-day)
  • 2016       “Flipping the Classroom: Lessons Learned” (seminar)
  • 2016       “Helping freshmen achieve college success” (seminar)
  • 2016       “Using calibrated peer-reviewed writing in STEM classrooms”
  • 2015       Strategic Communications & Problem Solving (5h workshop)
  • 2015       Tidal Leadership Symposium (8-hour workshop)
  • 2015       “Learning versus performance: A critical distinction” (seminar)
  • 2015       “Using Multiple-choice Tests as Tools for Learning” (seminar)
  • 2015       “The increasing importance of knowing how to learn” (seminar)
  • 2015       Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (3-day)
  • 2014       Learning Enhancement Action/Resource Network (2-day)
  • 2014       Safe Zone Training Program (1-day)
  • 2013       Preparing Future Faculty Program (1-year)
  • 2013       “Writing Winning NSF Grant Proposals” (8-hour)
  • 2013       “Helping Students Retain Material” (seminar)
  • 2013       “Engaging Students Through Active Learning” (4-week)
  • 2013       Improving your professional speaking style (16-week)
  • 2013       Graduate Teaching and Learning Community (16-week)
  • 2012       Getting published in the Biosciences (16-week)
  • 2012       REU Mentor Training (seminar)
  • 2012       “Targeting the Right Granting Agency” (seminar)
  • 2012       “Reviewers: How to Give and Take Article Critique” (seminar)
  • 2012       “Beyond Bullets: Being Creative in the Classroom” (seminar)
  • 2011       “McKeachies’s Teaching Tips” (4-week)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • 2017         Reviewer for Graduate Women in Science Fellowships
  • 2017         Undergraduate poster judge at 2017 SICB New Orleans, LA
  • 2017         Reviewer for: Behaviour
  • 2016         Reviewer for:
    • The American Naturalist
    • Acta Ethologica
    • Animal Behaviour
    • Axios
    • Acta Ethologia
  • 2016         Reviewer for Graduate Women in Science Fellowships
  • 2016         Judge for the WSU Showcase for Undergraduate Research
  • 2016         Instructor for the WSU College Teaching for the Graduate School
  • 2016         Instructor for the WSU Teaching Assistant Training Workshop
  • 2016         Undergraduate poster judge at 2016 SICB Portland, OR
  • 2015         Formal teaching review of a peer for Tenure & Promotion
  • 2015         Hosted departmental seminar for Dr. Anthony Zera
  • 2015         Hosted departmental seminar for Dr. Mark Fisher
  • 2015         Reviewer for ODE, Axios, PLoS ONE
  • 2014         Reviewer for Ethology
  • 2014         Co-organized ISU’s EEOB Annual Spring Symposium
  • 2014         Hosted departmental seminar for Dr. Duncan Irschick
  • 2013         Judge for “Spirit of Innovation Challenge”
  • 2013         Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Learning Community
  • 2013         Vice-President of Graduate Research in EEB
  • 2012         Social and Outreach Representative for the GSO
  • 2012         Biological Sciences Club Graduate School Advising Panel
  • 2008         Hosted departmental seminar for Dr. Eileen Hebets

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Society of Integrative and Comparative Biologists
  • Animal Behavior Society
  • Society for the Study of Evolution
  • Entomological Society of America
  • The Orthopterist’s Society
  • Sigma Xi (full member)
  • Association of Faculty Women
  • American Association of University Women
  • Washington State University Postdoctoral Association
  • University of Idaho Postdoctoral Association

SELECTED OUTREACH EVENTS

  • 2017         Nebraska Wildlife Refuge Inc. High School Academy
  • 2015         Animals of the Night
  • 2015         Science After Hours
  • 2015         Upward Bound
  • 2014         Café Scientifique
  • 2012         Research Exploration for High School Students
  • 2012         CSI Interactive Case Studies for High Schoolers
  • 2011         Skunk River Navy 
  • 2010         Door County BioBlitz
  • 2010         Festival of Nature 
  • 2008         Ambassador’s Camp
  • 2008         Catch a Reading Bug at the Public Library
  • 2008         Science Olympiad 
  • 2007         Governor’s Camp
  • 2007         Math and Science Initiative Program
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