Randall FitzGerald

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Associate Director of the Nj School Of Conservation-10 Months, NJ School of Conservation

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BA:SUNY at Purchase
PhD:SUNY at Binghamton
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Dr. FitzGerald is the Associate Director at Montclair State University's New Jersey School of Conservation. He is an authority on microtine behavioral ecology and has authored numerous articles relating to animal behavior, behavioral ecology, and sociobiology.

Dr. FitzGerald earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from the State University of New York, College at Purchase, and his Ph.D. in Biology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He joined MSU after a 2-year NSF post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. His current research interests center around conservation efforts related to maintaining and preserving mammalian diversity in New Jersey. He is also currently collaborating with Dr. William Thomas on conservation issues in the New Guinea Highlands.

Prior to coming to the School of Conservation, he served as a National Science Foundation Research Associate at the University of Pittsburgh investigating sex differences in the evolution of cognitive learning. Dr. FitzGerald's current role as Associate Director at the School of Conservation involves overseeing the educational and research programs at the field center, and heading up the AmeriCorps program at the field station. He is also the field center's webmaster.

Dr. FitzGerald relaxes by creating artwork - mostly of natural and rural landscapes. He is represented by several fine art galleries in Pennsylvannia, New York and New Jersey.


Behavioral Ecology, Microtine Biology, Sex Differences in Cognitive Processing, Evolutionary Ecology