Kevin Williams, assistant professor

Kevin Williams, assistant professor


Education

Ph.D. Syracuse University, Physiological Ecology

Teaching

Ecology lecture and laboratories, Concepts in Biology 2 laboratories, Integrated Physiology Laboratory, Plant Physiology, Senior Biology Seminar.

Research Interests

Plant ecology and plant physiological ecology, with a focus on plant responses to defoliation and stress.

During 2016 Dr. Williams and student volunteer initiated a project using an infrared camera to document the changes in leaf temperature when leaves are clipped. Clipping leaves removes the stomatal control of water loss, resulting rapid evaporative cooling along the cut edge.

Service

Dr. Williams served on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biology (CPUB) committee that reviews student grant application and awarded in excess of $2000 grants to Biologist enrolled in PASSHE schools in 2016.