CV

Abridged CV below; Full CV (October 2016)

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI                                 June 2011 – present

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PhD Candidate
Post-Secondary Science Education MS Candidate

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (awarded 2016)
American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Research Grant (awarded 2015)
Orthopterists’ Society Theodore Cohn Research Grant (awarded 2015)
Susan Lipschutz Women in Science Research Award (awarded 2015)
American Indian Science and Engineering Society Lighting the Pathway Fellow (awarded 2014)
University of Michigan Rackham Science Fellow (awarded 2011)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (awarded 2011)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY                                      August 2004 – January 2009

BA, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
BA, English

Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar (2004-2009)

 

Publications
Tibbetts, E.A., Crocker, K.C. 2014. Extending the challenge hypothesis: Social modulation of endocrine titers in vertebrates and insects. Animal Behaviour. 92:281-90.

Clement, M. L., J. F. Barthell, H. Wells, K. C. Crocker, et al.  Understanding an invasive species at home:  a comparison of pollinator responses to nectar availability in the thistle Centaurea solstitialis L. on islands in Greece and the western United States. Tenth Annual Oklahoma Research Day, Nov. 14th, 2008, Broken Arrow, OK, USA.

 

Presentations & Posters

Crocker, K.C., Hunter, M.D., Tibbetts, E.A., Legacy effects: transgenerational causes and consequences of hormone provisioning in an insect. Animal Behavior Society Conference, 30 July-3 August, 2016. Columbia, MO, USA.

Crocker, K.C. Oh, the places you’ll go: Graduate school as a path to skills and careers inside and outside academia. American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference, 19-22 November, 2015. Phoenix, AZ, USA.

Crocker, K.C., Hunter, M.D., Tibbetts, E.A. Gifts that keep on giving: Variable provisioning of ecdysteroids to eggs has long-term consequences. International Insect Hormones Workshop, 12-18 July 2015. Kolymbari, Crete, Greece.

Crocker, K.C., Hunter, M.D., Tibbetts, E.A. Times Change: Environmental causes and transgenerational consequences of variable hormone deposition in an insect. Animal Behavior Society Conference, 10-14 June 2015, Anchorage, AK, USA.

Crocker, K.C., Tibbetts, E.A.. Scarred for life: Fitness consequences of maternal ecdysteroid provisioning. Animal Behavior Society Conference, 9-13 Aug. 2014, Princeton, NJ, USA.

Crocker, K.C., Tibbetts, E.A.. Juvenile Hormone titers change rapidly in response to social conflict in Polistes dominulus, a primitively eusocial paper wasp. Insect Hormones (19th Ecdysone) International Workshop, 21-26 July 2013, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Crocker, K.C., Tibbetts, E. A.. Can octopamine simultaneously influence division of labor and mediate aggression? Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate/University of Michigan Summer Institute Symposium, 9 Aug. 2011, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Barthell, J. F., M. L. Clement, H. Wells, K. C. Crocker, et al.   Foraging patterns of bees in response to nectar availability in populations of the invasive thistle species Centaurea solstitialis L. in native (Greece) and non-native (USA) island ecosystems.  Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, 3-7 Jan. 2009, Boston, MA, USA.

 

Teaching and Mentoring
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

American Indian Health and Family Services Dream Seekers program mentor (2015-present)
Graduate Student Teaching Consultant, University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (2015-present)
Graduate Student Mentor, University of Michigan Program in Biology, Dr. Yin-Long Qiu (Fall 2014)
Graduate Student Mentor, University of Michigan Program in Biology, Dr. Laura Eidietis (Falls 2012-2013, Winters 2013-2015)
Graduate Student Instructor, Biology 171 – Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution, Dr. Josephine Kurdziel (Winter 2012)
Graduate Student Instructor, Biology 130 – Animal Behavior, Dr. Elizabeth Tibbetts (Fall 2011)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Teaching Assistant, Chem 2090 – Introductory Chemistry for Engineers, Dr. David Zax (Fall 2009)

Societies
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Animal Behavior Society (ABS)
Orthopterists’ Society
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)