I am a native of the state of Kansas, born in Garden City in 1950, where I lived for the first 18 years of my life. My interests in the natural world and in photography date from those early years, and my career plans, though vague, always centered on the study of biology. I was awarded a Summerfield Scholarship to attend the University of Kansas (Lawrence KS), where I majored in Biology.
From that point on, my academic pathway was unremarkably straightforward. After earning a BA in Biology from the University of Kansas in 1972, a Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University (Stanford CA) in 1977, and a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Biochemistry at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis MO), I joined the Division of Biology at Kansas State University (Manhattan KS) in 1980. I served the university as a teacher & researcher, as an administrator, and as Faculty Senate President. During that time I continued to learn about the natural world and about photography of the natural world.
Upon entering retirement, I decided to continue to work on these photographic and biological interests, and also to continue to learn as well as educate via photographic images. Since retirement, I have had work exhibited at two art galleries in Manhattan KS, and I have published three works of nonfiction (linked via the buttons below) that make use of photographic images to drive and enhance the narrative.
The photographs available on this site sample the world as seen through my eyes, and I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I have enjoyed making them and thinking about them.