Bruce A. Kingsbury
Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Biology, Department of Biology

Director of the Environmental Resources Center
Indiana University-Purdue University
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Office: Science Bldg (SB) G56; Lab: SB 370
Phone: 260-481-5755
Email: kingsbur@ipfw.edu


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Faculty in Focus Video

Research

Central themes to my research program are conservation of endangered reptiles and the management and restoration of habitats to help wildlife. My students, staff and I are involved in numerous empirical and applied studies throughout the Midwestern United States on reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds. I am considered to be an expert on a variety of species, particularly the imperiled Eastern Massasauga and federally threatened Copperbelly Watersnake. I take an applied approach, considering not only the basic ecology of the species, but how that relates to habitat restoration and land management practices, so that I can contribute to improving methodology.

 

Environmental Resources Center

To promote wildlife and habitat conservation beyond the research, I founded and now direct the Environmental Resources Center at IPFW. The ERC is an expansion of the former Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management. The mission of the ERC is “to promote the understanding and conservation of the natural resources of the region through scientific research, educational opportunities and outreach.” For more information about the ERC, please see http://erc.ipfw.edu. As Director, I see my role as promoting faculty capacity and enhancing their activity at IPFW, engaging the community on conservation issues and promoting the IPFW brand.

 

Administrative Activities

I am also interested in academic leadership. I served two terms as Chair of Biology at IPFW, and am currently the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana-University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

My principal responsibilities as Associate Dean relate to faculty development, in particular working with junior faculty by helping them understand requirements for promotion and tenure and helping them demonstrate their accomplishments. I am also involved in facilitating programmatic review, working with departments to help them move through that reflective process effectively.  

Chair, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.

From 2003 through 2010, I served as Chair of the Department of Biology at IPFW. The unit is large and complex with 20 teaching faculty and staff, and five clerical and administrative staff positions. Undergraduate enrollment is about 500 and there is also a robust and growing MS graduate program. The high research productivity of the faculty relies on a substantial infrastructure which includes numerous research and education laboratories as well as off-site facilities.

   

Professional and Educational History

 

2014-         Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana
present      University- Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.       

2012-         Director, IPFW Environmental Resources Center, Indiana University- Purdue
present      University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.  

2003-         Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Indiana University- Purdue
present      University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.                          
2003-         Chair of Biology, Department of Biology, Indiana University- Purdue
2010          University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.                          
2000-         Director, Center for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation and Management,
2012          Indiana-University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.
1998-         Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue
2003          University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.
1992-         Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue
1998          University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN.
1993          Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Riverside, CA. Comparative Anatomy.
1992          Visiting Assistant Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Environmental Biology.
1991-92     Betz Postdoctoral Fellow: Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, with Dr. James R. Spotila.
1990          Lecturer, University of California, Riverside, CA. Comparative Morphology.
1986-91     Ph.D., Biology: University of California, Riverside, CA, with Dr. Vaughan H. Shoemaker.
1982-87     M.S., Biology: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, with C. O'Neil Krekorian.
1977-81     B.A., Biology: Pomona College, Claremont, CA.