Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 55

Phone
765-983-1377

E-mail
smithch@earlham.edu

Office
136 Stanley Hall

Website
Website Link

Chris Smith

Assistant Professor of Biology


Programs/Departments

  • Biology
  • Environmental Science

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
  • M.S., Florida State University
  • B.S., University of Texas, Austin
  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin


Selected Courses

Ecological Biology
Biological Diversity
Biology of Insects
Bioinformatics
Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary Genomics

Biography

Chris Smith is a teacher-scholar with particular interest in the ecology and evolution of societies, division of labor, the genetics and genomics of caste systems in ants. He has led the College's off-campus program in New Zealand.

“I chose to work at Earlham in order to interact directly with students in and out of the classroom.  I enjoy being at a place that practices its principles (respect, integrity, simplicity, and community),” says Chris.

Research Projects

The nature and nurture of caste determination in social insects from gene expression to ecology. Comparative genomics in ants. Ant foraging ecology and decision making.

Professional Memberships

International Union for the Study of Social Insects
Entomological Society of America
Animal Behavior Society

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