An organization working to support the migration of monarch butterflies
Ernest H. Williams, Jr.
William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Emeritus
PhD, 1976, Princeton University
MA, 1970, Princeton University
BS, 1968, Trinity College (CT)
The population biology and conservation of butterflies, esp. the monarch Danaus plexippus, the checkerspot Euphydryas gillettii, and the frosted elfin Callophrys irus
Courses I Have Taught
Bio 101 - General Biology: Genetics and Evolution
Env St 150 - Society and the Environment
Bio 237 - Ecology
Bio 441 - Seminar in Evolutionary Biology
Env St 220 - Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park
Bio 550-551 - Biology Senior Thesis
After 41 years of college teaching, I am now officially retired. I will continue with research and writing projects. Some career highlights are these: Teaching - assigned 4760 final grades; taught Ecology 38 times, Introductory Biology 40 times, and Evolution 30 times (other courses, too). Scholarship - produced 4 books; published 66 articles (39 peer reviewed); gave 120 formal presentations. Service - chaired the Biology Dept 3 times, chaired the Environmental Studies Program (founding chair); chaired the college's Committee on Appointments, Committee on Academic Policy, and the Writing Advisory Committee. Held three endowed professorships.