Jennifer A. Dever is Associate Professor in
the Department of Biology. She received her Ph.D. from Texas Tech
University. Professor Dever studies the genetics of threatened
and/or endangered populations of vertebrates, including crocodiles
and foothill yellowlegged frogs. She employs molecular markers to
assess the genetic structure of these populations, with the goal of
species conservation. Several graduate and undergraduate students
are collaborating with Professor Dever on this research.