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Faculty & Staff

The Herpetology Lab has one faculty member and one staff member who conduct their own research as well find opportunities for students to explore their research areas of interest.

Shannon Pittman

Shannon Pittman
Ph.D. University of Missouri

I am a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in biology, and conduct research associated with my fellowship as well as mentor undergraduate students. I also teach the Biostatistics for Life Scientists course at Davidson.

Meagan Thomas

Meagan Thomas
Research Manager
M.S. Eastern Illinois University

As the research manager for the Herpetology Lab, I am responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Herpetology Lab and its animals, as well as planning, conducting, and analyzing various ongoing research projects.


Students have many opportunities to work in our lab. In addition to assisting with research projects and topics that interest them, they might volunteer for outreach events, create outreach programs, and care for animals.