Faculty Profile

Scott Boback

Professor of Biology (2007)

Contact Information

bobacks@dickinson.edu

Rector North Room 1303
717-245-1799
http://users.dickinson.edu/~bobacks/

Bio

Broadly, I am an animal ecologist with a focus in herpetology (non-avian reptiles and amphibians). I teach courses in ecology, evolution, vertebrate natural history, and physiology. My students and I investigate a variety of organisms in both lab and field settings. Recent projects have included the muscular performance of snakes during constriction, the population ecology of painted turtles, and the evolutionary development of snake jaws.

Education

  • B.A., Ripon College, 1991
  • M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1995
  • Ph.D., Auburn University, 2005