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Dr. Sandra L. Davis

December, 2013

Education

♦ : Ph. D. in Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. ♦ : B.S. in Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Employment ♦ 2006-Present

Associate Professor, Department of Biology University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46227

♦ 2003-2006

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46227

♦ 1999-2003

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA 71209

♦ 1998-1999

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374.

♦ 1998-1999

Administrative Assistant, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant Department of Biology, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374

♦ 1991-1998

Assistant Instructor, Department of Biology Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405

♦ 1991

Field assistant for Dr.

Niwot Ridge, Mountain Research Station, Nederland, CO.

Department of Biology University of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Teaching Experience

♦ 2003-Present: University of Indianapolis

Introductory Biology I: The Diversity of Life: Introductory level science majors

Introductory Biology II: Introduction to Cell Biology: Introductory level science majors

Introduction to Genetics: Sophomore level biology majors

Evolutionary Biology: Upperlevel biology majors

Advanced Evolutionary Biology: Graduate students

Advanced Genetics: Upperlevel biology majors

Current Topics Seminar: Upperlevel biology majors

Gender and Ethnicity in Math and Science: science and nonscience majors

The Science of Food: introductory nonscience majors

Plant Biology: upperlevel biology majors

♦ 1999-2003: Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Principles of Biology I: Introductory level science majors

Principles of Biology II and Laboratory: Developed as a new course for introductory level science majors

The Living World: Introductory level non-science majors

Genetics: Upperlevel undergraduate biology majors

Genetics Laboratory: Upperlevel undergraduate biology majors

Introduction to Evolutionary Biology: Upperlevel undergraduate biology majors

Organic Evolution: Graduate (Masters degree)level

♦ 1998-1999: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Earlham College

Plant Ecology and Systematics: (with lab) Upperlevel undergraduate biology majors

Ecological Biology: (with lab) Freshman -level biology majors and nonmajors

♦ 1991-1998: Teaching Assistant, Indiana University

Genetics: Upperlevel undergraduate biology majors

Good genes, bad genes: A look at human genetics and society: freshman nonmajors

Biological mechanisms laboratory: introductory level science majors

♦ 1990-1991: Undergraduate Teaching Intern, Indiana University

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Undergraduate Research Supervised

♦ 2013. Expression of the anthocyanin synthase gene in flowers of

protandrous Saponaria officinalis during gender transition.

♦ 2013. Effects of sunscreen on pigment production in petals of

Saponaria officinalis.

♦ 2012. An analysis of the relationship between floral color and

fitness in the protandrous weed Saponaria officinalis

♦ 2011-2012. Energy Efficient Hydroponic Production.

♦ 2010-2011. Phenology of male and female phases of Saponaria

officinalis.

♦ 2008-2009. “Environmental and genetic factors influencing floral

color variation in Saponaria officinalis.”

♦ 2004-2005. “Differences in levels of autonamous seed production

among natural populations of Saponaria officinalis

♦ 2004. “Effects of an urbanized environment on pollination dynamics

of chasmogamous flowers of Viola sororia.”

♦ 2002-2003. "Potential self-fertilization through autogamy and

geitonogamy in protandrous flowers of Saponaria officinalis ". Funded by the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program at ULM.

♦ 2002-2003. "Selfing and outcrossing within hermaphroditic

flowers in natural populations of gynomonoecious Silene noctiflora". Funded by the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program at ULM.

♦ 2002-2003. "Family-level differences in anther-stigma distances

within hermaphroditic flowers of gynomonoeciousSilene noctiflora ". Funded by the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program at ULM.

♦ 2001-2002. "Herkogamy in protandrous flowers of Saponaria

officinalis collected from 7 populations in Virginia". Funded by the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program at ULM.

♦ 1999-2000. "The effect of habitat on cleistigamous and

chasmogamous flower production in Viola sororia". Funded by the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program at ULM.

Fellowships and Grants ♦ 2013, Sandra Davis,

Indiana Academy of Sciences, Senior Research Grant. . “Gender-related and Environmental Contributions to Floral Color in Saponaria officinalis: An integrated Study of Phenotypic Variation and Gene Regulation.”

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Sigma Zeta National Honor Society Student Research Award, . “Expression of the anthocyanin synthase gene in flowers of protandrous Saponaria officinalis

during gender transition.”

♦ 2012, Sandra Davis and

University of Indianapolis, Summer Research Grant. . “Population-level effects on phenotypic plasticity in flower color of Saponaria officinalis.”

♦ 2011, Sandra Davis

University of Indianapolis Innovator Grant, . “A proposal for photomicroscopy capabilities in introductory biology for the construction of electronic lab notebooks.”

♦ 2011, Sandra Davis

University of Indianapolis InQuery Grant, “A proposal for photomicroscopy capabilities in introductory biology for the construction of electronic lab notebooks.”

♦ 2010, and Sandra Davis

University of Indianapolis, InQuery Collaborative Research Grant. $ . “Floral Color Change and Mixed-Mating in Saponaria officinalis (Caryophyllaceae).”

♦ 2009, University of Indianapolis

Faculty Development Grant, “Identification of DNA markers to determine outrcossing rates in Saponaria officinalis”.

♦ 2007, and

University of Indianapolis, InQuery Collaborative Research Grant. $ . “Effects of Protandry on Levels of Self-Fertilization in Saponaria officinalis

(Caryophyllaceae).”

♦ 2006, Sandra Davis,

University of Indianapolis, Graduate Programs of the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Teaching Grant- Full Teaching Credit for a team-taught class

♦ 2005, Sandra Davis,

University of Indianapolis, Graduate Programs of the College of Arts and Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Teaching Grant- Full Teaching Credit for a team-taught class

♦ 2004, University of Indianapolis, Graduate Programs of the College of Arts and

Sciences

Graduate Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Grant-

♦ 2002, Mountain Lake Biological Station, University of Virginia Research Fellowship.

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“Pollination dynamics of Silene noctiflora

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Women and Science Program. Team Scholarship to the Sixth Annual Curriculum Reform Institute. June 2002. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. .

♦ 2001, The Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program

at ULM

Faculty Development Grant; "Investigating the paternity and fitness of progeny from female and hermaphroditic flowers in natural populations of gynomonoecious Silene noctiflora"- summer stipend

♦ 2000-2004, , Sandra Davis,

Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2000 - 2004. Student Research and Broadening Access to Science/ Faculty Development/ Curriculum, Equipment, and Laboratory Development/ Precollege and Other Outreach Programs. $

♦ 1996-98 Indiana University- Biology Departmental Supply Grant , /year ♦ 1993-94, Indiana Academy of Sciences- “The evolution and maintenance of

nonfunctional stamens in females of the cryptically dioecious plant, Thalictrum polygamum ”, $

♦ 1992-94, Bayard Franklin Floyd Memorial Summer Fellowship for Plant Science

Research, /summer

♦ 1991, Howard Hughes Undergraduate Initiative Supply Grant- “Pollination Biology of

gynodioecious Silene acaulis (Caryophyllaceae)”,

♦ 1990-91, Howard Hughes Undergraduate Initiative Supply Grant- “Inbreeding

depression in gynomonoecious Silene noctiflora (Caryophyllaceae)”,

Peer Reviewed Publications

♦ Jabbari, S., Davis, S.L., Carter, E. (2013). “Interaction between floral color change

and gender transition in the protandrous Saponaria officinalis. Plant Species Biology 28(1): 21-30.

♦ Davis, S.L. (2012). “Applying the scientific method and phylogenetics to understand

the transition from kingdoms to domains: does one plus one equal five or three?" The American Biology Teacher 74 (5).

♦ Davis, S.L. and Henderson, J.W. (2011). This is a Pretty Place: Smokestacks and

Factories in 1910 through 2010. The Journal of Public Health 33(1): 143-146.

♦ Davis, S.L. (2011). “Is Measuring CYP2D6 Clinically Useful for Prediction of the

Effectiveness of Adjuvent Tamoxifen?”. 2010 Hot Topics Mentor Sessions of the Santonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2010 cd. Distributed by the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation.

♦ Jones, L.T. and Davis, S.L. (2008) The potential for mixed mating in the

protandrous perennial Saponaria officinalis (Caryophyllaceae). Plant Species Biology 23: 183-191.

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♦ Davis, S.L. and Delph, L.F. (2005). Prior selfing and gynomonoecy in Silene

noctiflora L. (Caryophyllaceae): opportunities for enhanced outcrossing and reproductive assurance. International Journal of Plant Sciences 166(3): 475-480.

♦ Davis, S.L. (2004). Natural levels of pollination intensity and effects of pollen loads

on offspring quality in females of Thalictrum pubescens (Ranunculaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 244: 45-54.

♦ Davis, S.L. (2002). Allocation to floral structures in Thalictrum pubescens

(Ranunculaceae), a cryptically dioecious species. Annals of Botany 90: 119-126.

♦ Davis, S.L. (2001). Phenotypic and genetic correlations among floral traits in

cryptically dioecious Thalictrum pubescens Pursh and dioecious Thalictrum dioicum

(Ranunculaceae). Journal of Heredity 92(4): 361-366.

♦ Davis, S.L. (1997). Pollen production is not maintained as an attractant for

pollinators in females of cryptically dioecious Thalictrum pubescens Pursh (Ranunculaceae). Sexual Plant Reproduction 10: 293-299.

Scientific meetings and Seminar presentations ♦ July 2013

Botanical Society of America, New Orleans, LA. “Changes in floral display of

Saponaria officinalis may cause pollinator discrimination.” Co-presenter: Dr.

♦ March 2013

Indiana Academy of Sciences, Indianapolis, IN. “Changes in floral display of

Saponaria officinalis may cause pollinator discrimination.” Co-presenter: Dr.

♦ July 2012

Botanical Society of America, Columbus, Ohio. “Introducing E-notebooks and Photomicroscopy into a First-year Biodiversity Course”. Poster presentation.

♦ March 2012

Indiana Academy of Sciences, Indianapolis, IN. “The Science of Food: A Science Class for Non-Science Majors”. Co-presenter: Dr.

♦ October 2011

Invited Presentation, DePauw University. “Interaction between floral color change and gender transition in the protandrous weed Saponaria officinalis”

♦ July 31- August 4, 2010, and Davis, S.

Botanical Society of America, Providence Rhode Island. “Flower Color Variability and Mixed Mating in the Protandrous Herb Saponaria officinalis (L.

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♦ October 2008, Indiana College Biology Teacher’s Association. “The development of

a problem-based learning curriculum for a new graduate program for perspective science teachers”.

♦ October 2007, Indiana Academy of Sciences, Workshop presentation: “Science as a

Way of Knowing: The Evidence for Evolution.”

♦ July 2007, and Sandra L. Davis.

Botany and Plant Biology Joint Congress, Chicago, Ill. “Does the reproductive strategy of protandry in Saponaria officinalis prevent autogamy and avoid inbreeding depression?”. Poster presentation.

♦ October 2005, and Sandra Davis.

Indiana Academy of Sciences, Saint Mary of the Woods College. “Effects of protandry on self-fertilization in Saponaria officinalis.”

♦ August 2004, Sandra Davis and

Ecological Society of America, 89th Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. “Pollination-mode effects on seed set in different floral morphs of the gynomonoecious plant, Silene noctiflora “. Poster presentation.

♦ Spring 2002, Guest Speaker in Philosophy 400: Science and Religion, “The

evidence for evolution”

♦ April 2002, and Sandra Davis

ULM Student Research Symposium. “Herkogamy in protandrous flowers of

Saponaria officinalis collected from 7 populations in Virginia”. Poster presentation.

♦ April 2001, Honors Colloquium Series, University of Louisiana-Monroe. "Evolution,

Science, and Society."

♦ April 2001, and Sandra Davis, ULM Student Research Symposium.

“The effect of habitat on chasmogamous and cliestogamous flower production in

Viola sororia”. Poster presentation.

♦ June 2000, Society for the Study of Evolution. Bloomington, IN. "Phenotypic and

Genetic Correlations among floral traits in two dioecious species of Thalictrum"

♦ April 1997, Blatchley Nature Club. Noblesville, IN. "Genetic and Ecological Factors

Maintaining Stamen Production in Females of Thalictrum pubescens"

♦ July 1996

Society for the Study of Evolution. St. Louis, MO. "Pollen production is not maintained as an attractant for pollinators in females of cryptically dioecious

Thalictrum pubescens Pursh (Ranunculaceae)"

♦ Spring 1995

Noontime Seminar series for the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. "The maintenance of the cryptic dioecious breeding system in Thalictrum pubescens."

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♦ July 1992

Society for the Study of Evolution. Berkely, CA. Dr. (presenter) and S. Davis, "Inbreeding depression in gynomonoecious Silene noctiflora."

Professional Development and Service

Professional Society Service

♦ 2013-2014: Vice-Chair, Ecology Section, Indiana Academy of Sciences

♦ 2013: Botanical Society of America Representative, 2014 Planning Committee, Life

Discovery Doing Science Conference

♦ 2012-2013: President, Indiana College Biology Teachers Association

♦ 2009-2012: Steering Committee, Indiana College Biology Teachers Association

Workshops Attended:

♦ March 2013

♦ “Life Discovery Doing Science Conference” sponsored by the Ecological Society of

America, the Botanical Society of America, and the Society for the Study of Evolution. Minneapolis, MN

♦ November 2011

“Environmental Health Science and Breast Cancer” organized by the Collaborative on Health and the Environment in Bolinas, California. Funding provided by Komen Foundation’s Advocate in Science Program.

♦ December 2010

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, Texas. Attended as an Advocate Scholar for the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation.

♦ September 2010

EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative 2010 Online Seminar: Maintaining Quality in Blended Learning: From Classroom Assessment to Impact Evaluation

♦ November 2010

iPlant Educator Workshop: Genomics in Education Workshop. DNA Learning Center of The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory held in St. Paul, MN

♦ April 2009, 2008, 2007

♦ National Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Advocacy Training Conference.

Washington, D.C.

♦ August 2008

♦ Silencing Genomes Workshop. DNA Learning Center of The Cold Spring

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♦ August 2006

♦ Plant Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics Workshop. New York

Institute of Technology in New York City, NY

♦ May 2006

♦ Chautauqua Short Course: Increasing the Retention of Under-Represented

Groups--And the Learning of All Groups--In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Courses. Dayton, OH.

♦ June 2005

♦ Investigating Interdisciplinary Interactions with Workshop Physics, Workshop

Mathematics, ChemLinks, and BioQUEST. Beloit University.

♦ June 2004

♦ Women and Science Program. Team Scholarship to the Eighth Annual

Curriculum Reform Institute. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

♦ June 2002

♦ Women and Science Program. Team Scholarship to the Sixth Annual Curriculum

Reform Institute. University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

♦ June 2001: Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics. North Carolina State University.

♦ Probability and Statistical Inference ♦ Introduction to Genomic Science ♦ Bioinformatics

♦ Molecular Evolution ♦ Pedigree Data Analysis

♦ Summer 2000 (Hosted by the Study for the Society for the Study of Evolution):

♦ Symposium on teaching Evolution

♦ Applied and Investigative Lab Exercises in Evolution

♦ Using Humans as a Central Example in Teaching Undergraduate

Evolution

Grant Reviews

• 2011: FY12 Investigator Initiated Research (IIR): Novel Therapeutics and

Resistance Pre-Application Peer Review Committee for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

• 2009: FY09 Investigator Initiated Research (IIR): Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers Committee for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

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• 2003: Proposal Reviewer, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Textbook Chapters Reviewed:

Genetics: Analysis and Principles, 4th Ed. By R.J. Brooker, McGraw-Hill Higher

Education.

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach by B. Pierce, W.H. Freeman and Company, to

be published 2002.

Discover Biology, 2nd Edition, by Cain, Damman, Lue, and Yoon, Sinauer

Associates, Inc.

Biology, 6th Edition, by Raven and Johnson, McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Contributed Solutions:

Selected Text Problems with Solutions Genetics: A Conceptual Approach by B.

Pierce, W.H. Freeman and Company, 2002. Peer Reviewer for:

• American Journal of Botany

• American Biology Teacher

• Journal of Ecology

• Evolutionary Ecology

• International Journal of Plant Sciences

• Plant Species Biology

• New Phytologist

University Service

♦ 2013, winter semester. Served as interim co-chair of the Biology Department ♦ 2012. Review Committee, Innovator and Technology Grants given by the Teaching

and Learning Resource Center.

♦ 2011-present. CAS’s Task Force on Student-faculty Research, University of

Indianapolis.

♦ 2011. Search committee, Molecular Anthropologist.

♦ 2011-present. Academic Petitions Committee, University of Indianapolis. ♦ 2011-present. Coordinator of the introductory biology labs for Biology 155. ♦ 2006- present. University Curriculum Committee, University of Indianapolis ♦ 2009-present. Faculty Benefits Committee, University of Indianapolis ♦ 2007-present. Landscape Advisory Committee, University of Indianapolis ♦ 2008-2009. Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows Task Force, University of

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♦ 2007-2008. New Faculty Mentor, University of Indianapolis

♦ Spring 2006: Chair, Biology Faculty in Microbiology and Immunology Search

Committee, University of Indianapolis

♦ Spring 2005: Biology Faculty in Anatomy and Physiology Search Committee,

University of Indianapolis

♦ Fall 2004-present. College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, University of

Indianapolis

♦ Spring 2002-2003: Faculty Advisor, Association for Women in Science-ULM Student

Affiliate Group

♦ Fall 2002-2003: College of Arts and Sciences Student Retention Committee, ULM ♦ Fall 2002-2003: Chair, Department of Biology Undergraduate Curriculum

Committee, ULM

♦ Fall 2000- 2003: University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, ULM ♦ Fall 2000 – 2003: Hughes Program Advisory Committee, ULM

♦ Fall 2002: Microbiologist Search Committee, ULM ♦ Spring 2003: Plant Biologist Search Committee, ULM

♦ Spring 2002: Selection Committee for Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching

Excellence, ULM

♦ Fall 2000- Spring 2002: Teaching and Learning Resource Center Advisory

Committee, ULM

Community Service

♦ 2009- present: Komen Foundation, Advocate in Science Program

♦ 2006- 2010: Director, Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair ♦ March 2004/2005: Judge, Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair ♦ Spring 2002: President and Co-founder, Association for Women in Science, North

Louisiana Chapter

♦ Spring 2000-present, Organizer for ULM Department of Biology’s Annual Darwin

Day Celebration

♦ Spring 2000, 2001, 2002: Judge, Region III Science and Engineering Fair

♦ Spring 2000, 2001, 2002: Judge, Louisiana State Judge, Destination ImagiNation ♦ March 2000: Volunteer, Browse on the Bayou undergraduate recruiting day ♦ September, 1999: Speaker at Biology Club, University of Louisiana at Monroe

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♦ : Elected President of Indiana College Biology Teachers Association ♦ : Brooker Excellence in Teaching Award

♦ : Blatchley Nature Club Scholarship ♦ : Outstanding Associate Instructor Award

♦ : Howard Hughes Undergraduate Initiative Summer Fellowship

Professional Society Memberships

♦ Indiana College Biology Teachers Association ♦ Indiana Academy of Sciences

♦ National Association of Biology Teachers ♦ American Botanical Society

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