Curriculum vitae

This is a complete history of my education and work experience and is current as of April 2012. For a hard copy please e-mail your request to matt [at] mineral2 [dot] com.

Education

  • University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
    Ph.D. Biology 2017 (expected).
    Research: Environmental influences of personality traits in Danio rerio.
    Adviser: Dr. Barrie Robison
  • Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
    B.A. magna cum laude 2004; Major: Biology; Minor: Music.
    GPA: 3.42 (major) / 3.65 (overall); member of βββ Biology Honor Society
    Research: Predation Risks and the Changing of the Seasons in Mixed-Species Flocks. Drew University, 2004
  • The School For Field Studies, Centre for Rainforest Studies, Queensland, Australia
    Fall 2002 (semester abroad).
    Research: Strata preference, behavior, and home ranges of avifauna in a riparian rainforest fragment adjacent to a restoration site on the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia. Centre for Rainforest Studies, 2002.

Experience

Teaching: T.A.

University of Idaho, Biology Department August 2010 – present

  • Biol310/315 – Genetics – Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Biol481 – Ichthyology – Spring 2013
  • Biol314 – Ecology and Population Biology – Spring 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Biol212 – Cellular and Molecular Biology – Fall 2010

Teaching: Other

Sheridan School Mountain Campus March – November 2008 & 2009

Senior Instructor

  • Lead school students in a variety of team building, high ropes, environmental education, and outdoor adventure activities.
  • Assist with kitchen duties and site maintenance as necessary.
  • Lead Summer Adventure Camps.

Ferry Beach Ecology School September – November 2006 & 2007

Ecology Educator

  • Teach field classes in various topics of coastal ecology; assist with dining hall and facility care; supervise students at bedtime.

Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation January – August 2007

Education Assistant

  • Teach field classes in various aspects of ecology to grade school students.
  • Create and develop new programs and modify existing programs
  • Create and lead summer camps

McDowell Environmental Center September – December 2005, February-May 2006

Environmental Educator

  • Teach field classes in various aspects of ecology to students from pre-k to high school
  • Experience handling raptors for live-animal programs.

New Jersey Audubon Society September 2004-August 2005

Environmental Educator at the Weis Ecology Center

  • Teach field classes in various aspects of ecology to students from pre-k to high school; care for raptors and reptiles

New Jersey Governor’s School for the Sciences. July-August 2002, 2003 and 2004

Counselor and mentor for students

  • Teacher’s Assistant for biology lab (2002), chemistry lab (2003, 2004) and for classes
  • Team project leader in ecology (2002, 2004) and in chemistry (2003)

Awards and Grants

2016 – GPSA Travel Award for travel to Evolution meeting. $603.00

2015 – GPSA Travel Award for travel to Animal Behavior meeting. $700.00

2011 – SGP Dissemination Award for travel to the 2012 SICB meeting. $1306.64

Presentations

June 2016
Singer, M.L. and B.D. Robison. Predation and resource availability shape the evolution of risk-taking behavior. Evolution. Austin, TX. Oral Presentation.

April 2016
Singer, M.L., M. Bromley, B.D. Robison. Effects of habitat complexity in the rearing environment on adult behavior. Evo-WIBO. Port Townsend, WA. Poster

October 2015
Singer, M.L. and B.D. Robison. Using function-value trait analysis to quantify video tracked behavioral data (updated). IBEST Science Expo. Moscow, ID. Poster

June 2015
Singer, M.L., M Bromley, B.D. Robison. Effects of long-term and short-term exposure to complexity on anxiety in Zebrafish. Annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society. Anchorage, AK. Oral Presentation.

November 2014
Singer, M.L. and B.D.Robison. Using function-value trait analysis to quantify video tracked behavioral data (updated). College of Science Student Research Exposition. Moscow, ID. Poster

April 2014
Singer, M.L. and B.D.Robison. Using function-value trait analysis to quantify video tracked behavioral data. Evo-Wibo. Port Townsend, WA. Poster

June 2013
Singer, M.L., E. St. John, B.D. Robison. The bold-shy continuum and exploratory axis of behavior: are they the same? Evolution. Snowbird, UT. Oral Presentation.

April 2012
Singer, M.L., M.E. Oswald, B.D. Weideback, B.D. Robison. The genetic architecture of the bold-shy continuum in Zebrafish, Danio rerio. Evo-Wibo. Port Townsend, WA. Oral Presentation.

January 2012
Singer, M.L., M.E. Oswald, B.D. Weideback, B.D. Robison. The genetic architecture of the bold-shy continuum in Zebrafish, Danio rerio. Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Charleston, SC. Oral Presentation.

Publications

Programming & Scripting Languages

  • R, LaTeX, Unix, Python, PERL, SAS, C++