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Our Team


John B. Dunning, Jr.
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-3565
Study: Songbirds and owls

Kamal Islam
Ball State University
Phone: (765) 285-8847
Study: Cerulean warblers

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians)

Brian MacGowan
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 647-3538
Study: Eastern box turtle and timber rattlesnake

Invertebrates (Insects)

Jeff Holland
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-7739
Study: Wood-boring beetles

Keith Summerville
Drake University
Phone: (515) 271-2265
Study: Lepidoptera (moths)


Scott Haulton
Indiana Division of Forestry
Phone: (317) 234-5725
Study: White-tailed deer

Robert K. Swihart
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-3590
Study: Small mammals, oak mast

Joy O’Keefe
University of Illinois

Phone: (217) 300-6933
Study: Bats


Mike Jenkins
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-3580
Study: Understory vegetation

Mike Saunders
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-2155
Study: Hardwood regeneration


M. Catherine Aime
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-0363
Study: Fungi associations with white oak

Former HEE Researchers

Rob Chapman
Purdue University
Study: Salamanders

Angie Shelton
Indiana University
Phone: (812) 855-1674
Study: Spring ephemerals

Jeff Riegel
Purdue University
Field Coordinator

Joe Duchamp
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Study: Bats

John Whitaker Jr.
Indiana State University
Study: Bats

Marc Milne
University of Indianapolis
Study: Spiders

Bill Hoover
Purdue University
Study: Human dimensions

Rod Williams
Purdue University
Study: Salamanders and eastern box turtle

Tim Carter
Ball State University
Study: Bats

Full-time HEE Staff

Charlotte Owings
Project Coordinator
Purdue University
Email: freemac@purdue.edu

Danielle Williams
Field Coordinator
Purdue University
Email: dpwill@purdue.edu

Researchers interested in participating in HEE are encouraged to contact the HEE project coordinator.

HEE Jobs

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Contacts

Duane McCoy
DNR Division of Forestry, HEE Silvilculture Contact
Phone: (317) 232-4112
Email: dmccoy@dnr.IN.gov

Scott Haulton
DNR Division of Forestry, HEE Wildlife Contact
Phone: (317) 234-5725
Email: shaulton@dnr.IN.gov