Dr. Kevin P. Jansen teaches and conducts research with students at Drury in the areas of zoology, ecology, and evolution. After receiving his Ph.D. at the University of South Florida, Dr. Jansen held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise for nine years. His research interests include the life history, ecology, and evolution of vertebrates, particularly reptiles and amphibians; population genetics and phylogeography of animals, and the biogeography of southeastern vertebrates. Dr. Jansen’s recent studies with undergraduate students have focused on the effects of human land use practices on frog populations. Any students wishing to learn more about his courses or who want to ask about research opportunities are encouraged to contact Dr. Jansen via email or drop by his office in the Trustee Science Center.
B.S., Missouri State University, 1991
M.S., Missouri State University, 1993
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2001
Drury University faculty member since 2009
Associate Professor since 2009