Jenn E Smith Curriculum Vitae

Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Institute for Society and Genetics, University of California Los Angeles, 2010-2012

PhDs, Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior, Michigan State University, 2004-2010

MS, Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001-2003

BA, Biology, Environmental Science, Colby College, Maine, 1994-1998

Courses Taught
BIO 125: Principles of Ecology
BIO 144: Animal Behavior
BIO 158: Marine Biology
BIO 161: Vertebrate Biology
BIO 191: Senior Seminar

Professional Experience

Instructor of Record and Faculty Positions
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Mills College, 2017-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Mills College, 2012-2017
The UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, 2010-2012
Gifted and Talented Education, Honors College, MSU, 2006-2009
National Audubon Society, Hog Island, Maine, 2000-2001
Science Department, Trevor Zoo, Millbrook School, New York, 1999-2000

Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, 2005-2009
Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002
Department of Biology, Colby College, Maine, 1995-1998

Publications

(*Indicates undergraduate coauthor; ** Indicates graduate coauthor)

2019

*Ortiz, C.A., *Pendleton, E.L., Newcomb, K.L. and J.E. Smith.In revision. Conspecific presence and microhabitat features influence foraging decisions across ontogeny in a facultatively social mammal. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Smith, J.E. & K.E. Holekamp. 2019. Landmark Studies: Spotted Hyenas. In, “2nd Edition of Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior”. Breed, M. & J. Moore (Eds.) Elsevier Publishers, UK.

2018

Smith, J.E., *Ortiz, C.A., *Buhbe, M.T. and M. van Vugt.2018. Obstacles and opportunities for female leadership in mammalian societies: A comparative perspective. Leadership Quarterly. doi: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2018.09.005
(Special Issue: Evolution and Biology of Leadership: A New Synthesis). 

Smith, J.E., *Gamboa, D.A., *Spencer, J.M., *Travenick, S.J., *Ortiz, C.A., *Hunter, R.D. and A.Sih. 2018. Split between two worlds: automated sensing reveals links between above-and belowground social networks in a free-living mammal. Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0249
(Theme Issue: Uncovering the impacts of architecture on collective behaviour).

**Montgomery, T.M., *Pendleton, E.L. and J.E. Smith. 2018. Physiological mechanisms mediating patterns of reproductive suppression and alloparental care in cooperatively breeding carnivores. Physiology & Behavior. 193(1):167-178.
(Special Issue: Evolutionary perspectives on non-maternal care in mammals: physiology,   behavior, and developmental effects).

2017

Smith, J.E., **Petelle, M.B., *Jerome, E.L., **Cristofari, H. and D.T. Blumstein. 2017. Oxytocin experiments shed light on mechanisms shaping prosocial and antisocial behaviors in non-human mammals: a review and field study. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icx091

Smith, J.E., **Lehmann, K.D.S., **Montgomery, T.M., **Strauss, E.D. & K.E. Holekamp. 2017. Insights from long‐term field studies of mammalian carnivores. Journal of Mammalogy. 98(3):631-641. 

Smith, J.E. 2017. Book Review—Carnivore Minds: Who These Fearsome Animals Really Are. The Quarterly Review of Biology 92(3), 312-313.

Smith, J.E. 2017. Non-human Leadership. The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. ISBN: 978-3-319-19650-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_2714-1

Smith, J.E., Lacey, E.A., & L.D. Hayes. 2017. Sociality in non-primate mammals. Comparative Social Evolution (Rubenstein D.R. and P. Abbot, eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pp. 284-319. ISBN: 9781107647923.

2016

Smith, J.E., Long, D.J., *Russell, I.D., *Newcomb, K.L. & V. D. *Muñoz. 2016. Otospermophilus beecheyi (Rodentia: Sciuridae). Mammalian Species. 48(939):1-18.

Smith, J.E., Gavrilets, S., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Hooper, P., El Mouden, C., Nettle, D., Hauert, C., Hill, K., Perry, S., Pusey, A.E., van Vugt, M., and E.A. Smith. 2016. Leadership in Mammalian Societies: Emergence, Distribution, Power, and Payoff. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31(1), 54-66.

Blumstein, D.T., *Keeley, K. and J.E. Smith. 2016. Fitness and hormonal correlates of social and ecological stressors of female yellow-bellied marmots. Animal Behaviour 112, 1-11.

2015

Smith, J.E. *Estrada, J.R., *Richards, H.R., *Dawes, S.E., *Mitsos, K. and K. E. Holekamp. 2015. Collective movements, leadership, and consensus costs at reunions in spotted hyaenas. Animal Behaviour 105, 187-200. PDF

Smith, J.E. 2015. Animal social networks. The Quarterly Review of Biology 90(4), 437.

2014

Smith, J.E. 2014. Hamilton's legacy: Kinship, cooperation and social tolerance in mammalian groups. Animal Behaviour. Special Issue: Kin Selection. 92:291-304. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.02.029

Pinter-Wollman, N., Hobson, E., Smith, J.E., Edelman, A., Shizuka, D., Waters, J., de Silva, S., Prager, S., Sasaki, T., Wittemyer, G., Fewell, J. and D.B. McDonald. 2014. Response: The dynamics of network dynamics. Behavioral Ecology. 25(2):260-261. PDF

2013

Smith, J.E., *Chung, L.K. and D.T. Blumstein. 2013. Ontogeny and symmetry of social partner choice among free-living yellow-bellied marmots. Animal Behaviour 85(4):715-725. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.01.008

Blumstein, D.T., *Chung, L.K. and J.E. Smith. 2013. Early play may predict later dominance relationships in yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280 (1759):20130485.

Pinter-Wollman, N., Hobson, E., Smith, J.E., Edelman, A., Shizuka, D., Waters, J., de Silva, S., Prager, S., Sasaki, T., Wittemyer, G., Fewell, J. and D.B. McDonald. 2013. The dynamics of animal social networks: analytical, conceptual, and theoretical advances. Behavioral Ecology 25(2):242:255 PDF
Commentaries on Pinter-Wollman et al. 2013:
1) "Everybody has a social life. Can social network analysis help us understand why not just how?" PDF
2) "The behavioral ecologist’s essential social networks cookbook."PDF
3) "Dynamic feedbacks on dynamic networks: on the importance of considering realtime rewiring."PDF

2012

Smith, J.E., Swanson, E.M., *Reed, D. and K.E. Holekamp. 2012. Evolution of cooperation among mammalian carnivores and its relevance to early Hominin evolution. Current Anthropology 53(S6):S436-S452. Special Issue: Human Biology and Origins of Homo.

Smith, J.E., Monclús, R., *Wantuck, D., Florant, G.L. and D.T. Blumstein. 2012. Fecal glucocorticoid metabolites in wild yellow-bellied marmots: experimental validation, individual differences and ecological correlates. General and Comparative Endocrinology 178:417-426

Holekamp, K.E., Smith, J.E., Strelioff, C.C., Van Horn, R.C., and H.E. Watts. 2012. Society, demography and genetics in the spotted hyena. Molecular Ecology 21:613-632. (Special Issue: Demographic and Genetic Issues).

2011

Smith, J.E., *Powning, K.S., *Dawes, S.E., *Estrada, J.R., *Hopper, A.L., *Piotrowski, S.L., and K.E. Holekamp. 2011. Greetings promote cooperation and reinforce social bonds among spotted hyaenas. Animal Behaviour 81:401-415. “Top 25 Hottest Articles of 2011”

2010

Smith, J.E., Van Horn, R.C., *Powning, K.S., *Cole, A.R., *Graham, K.E., *Memenis, S.K., and K.E. Holekamp. 2010. Evolutionary forces favoring intragroup coalitions in spotted hyenas and other animals. Behavioral Ecology 21:284-303.

2008

Smith, J.E., Kolowski, J.M., *Graham, K.E., *Dawes, S.E., and K.E. Holekamp. 2008. Social and ecological determinants of fission-fusion dynamics in the spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta). Animal Behaviour 76:619-636.

2007

Smith, J.E., *Memenis, S.K. and K.E. Holekamp. 2007. Rank-related partner choice in the fissionfusion society of spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:753-765.

Smith, J.E., C.W. Whelan, S.J. Taylor, M.L. Denight, and M.M. Stake. 2007. Novel predator-prey interactions: is resistance futile? Evolutionary Ecology Research 9:433-446.

2006

Smith, J.E. and G.O. Batzli. 2006. Dispersal and mortality of the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster, in fragmented landscapes: a field experiment. Oikos 112:209-217.

2004

Smith, J.E., S.J. Taylor, C.W. Whelan, M.L. Denight, and M.M. Stake. 2004. Behavioral interactions between fire ants and vertebrate nest predators at two black-capped vireo nests. Wilson Bulletin (now called, Wilson Journal of Ornithology) 116:163-166.

Other Publications
Lacey, E.A., L.D. Hayes, and J.E. Smith. In prep, Invited Chapter. Non-primate Mammals. In, “Comparative Social Evolution”. Rubenstein, D. and P. Abbott (Eds.) Cambridge University Press, UK. (publication expected in Summer 2014)

Smith, J.E. and K.E. Holekamp. 2010, Invited Article. Landmark Studies: Spotted Hyenas. In Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Breed, M. and J. Moore (Eds.) Elsevier Publishers, United Kingdom, pp. 335-349.

Smith, J.E., S.J. Taylor, C.W. Whelan, M.L. Denight, and M.M. Stake. 2003. The impact of the fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, on the Black-capped Vireo, Vireo atricapillus, an endangered species. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports. Autumn 377:3-7.

Smith, J.E., S.J. Taylor, and C.W. Whelan. 2002. Red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, depredation of black-capped vireo, Vireo atricapillus, nests at Fort Hood, Texas. Illinois Natural History Survey, Center For Biodiversity Technical Report 24:1-59.

Byrne, N., J.E. Smith, and J. Meigs. 2000. Trevor Zoo Teacher’s Guide: Animal Exhibit and Behavior Signs. Millbrook School, Millbrook, New York 84 pp.

Cole, F.R., D.H. Firmage, J.E. Smith et al. 1998. Land use patterns in relation to lake water qualityin the Messalonskee Lake watershed. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Maine, 209 pp.

Presentations

Invited Seminars, Working Groups and Symposia

2019
- Invited Student Speaker, Program in Ecology, Duke University, Durham, NC
- Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Lunch Seminar, University of California Berkeley, CA
- Workshop Speaker on, “Female leadership in mammalian and human societies: integrating biological and social science perspectives,” Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin, Germany

2018    
- Mary Bowerman Science & Research Colloquium, Berkeley, CA
- Animal Behavior Group Seminar, University of California Davis, CA

2017 
- Biological Sciences Seminar Series Speaker, California State University, Long Beach, CA
- Orange County Mills College Alumnae Association, Speaker, Newport Beach, CA
- Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Seminar Speaker, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. 
- Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Colloquium Speaker, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. 
- Symposium Speaker on, “The development and mechanisms underlying inter-individual variation in pro-social behavior,” Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology, New Orleans, LA.

2016
- Symposium Speaker on, “Leadership in Mammalian Societies,” Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Vancouver, Canada.
- Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERs), Stanford University, CA.
- Keynote Graduation Address, Institute for Society and Genetics, College of Letters and Science, University of California Los Angeles, CA.
- Women in Science Seminar Series, Integrative Biology, UC-Berkeley, CA - Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERs), University of San Francisco, CA.

2015
- Workshop on Cooperation and Conflict, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. 
- Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASERs), UC-Berkeley, CA.
- Neuroscience Program Seminar, University of San Francisco, CA.
- Biology Department Seminar, California State University Stanislaus, CA.
- Evolution and Human Behavior Seminar, Arizona State University, AZ.

Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Seminar, University of California Santa Barbara, CA, 2014

Fletcher Jones Chair in Biology Seminar, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA, 2014

Animal Behavior Group Seminar, University of California Davis, CA, 2014

Animal Social Networks, NIMBios Workshop (poster), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2014

Animal Behavior Group Seminar Series, University of California Davis, 2014

Department of Biology, University of San Francisco, CA, 2013

Points of Pride Presentation on, “The Ecology of Fear”, Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2013

President’s symposium on, “Social evolution: William D. Hamilton’s 50-year legacy”, 2013

50th Anniversary Animal Behavior Society Meeting, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013

Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Loews Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida *Postdoctoral Research Award Winner, Plenary Presentation, 2013

Women in Science Presentation with the President of Mills College, Chicago, Illinois, 2013

"Emergence of hierarchy and leadership in female-dominated mammalian societies", The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2013

Working Group, "The Emergence of Hierarchy and Leadership in Mammalian Societies", Proposal funded by National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis NIMBioS), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (April 2013 to April 2015) 2013

Joseph and Vera Long Foundation Reception and Board of Trustees Meeting, “Opportunities for training and advancing women in the sciences.” Mills College, Oakland, CA, 2013

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Clayton and Concord’s Branches Annual Educational Fellowship (EF) Luncheon, CA, 2013

NIMBioS-NESCent Investigative Workshop on Dynamics of Social Networks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (selected participant), 2012

Symposium on Animal Social Networks, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2012

Department of Biology, San Diego State University, CA

NIMBioS-NESCent Investigative Workshop on Modeling Social Complexity, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (selected participant) 2012

Department of Biology, Mills College, Oakland, CA 2012

Department of Biology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, 2011

Student-Invited Speaker, Biology Department Seminar Series and NSF-URM Southern California Ecosystems Research Program, California State University Fullerton, CA, 2011

International Workshop on “Human Biology and the Origins of Homo”, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Sintra, Portugal, 2011

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellows Luncheon, Costa Mesa, CA

Center for Society and Genetics, 9th Annual Symposium: Made for each other?: Dog and Human Co-Evolution, University of California Los Angeles, 2011

Behavior, Evolution and Culture Seminar Series, University of California Los Angeles, 2010

International Symposium on "Social Systems: Demographic and Genetic Issues”, Paimpont Biological Station, University of Rennes, France, 2010

Department of Zoology Seminar Series, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 2010

American Society of Mammalogists, University of Alaska Fairbanks, *Anna M. Jackson Award, Plenary Presentation, 2009

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Seminar, Michigan State University, EEBB Student Speaker Award, 2009

P.E.O. Founder’s Day Celebration, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Keynote Speaker, Plenary Presentation, 2009

Biology Seminar Series, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2008

Behavioral Biology Group, Michigan State University, 2007

Chapter BK Meeting, International P.E.O. Sisterhood, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2007

Animal Behavior Group Seminar Series, University of California Davis, 2006

Behavioral Biology Group, Michigan State University, 2004

National Military Fish and Wildlife Association, Spokane, Washington, 2004

Contributed Talks
2018- International Society for Behavioral Ecology, University of Minnesota
(Presenter for one talk and co-authored talk presented by one Mills undergraduate)

2017- Animal Behavior Society, University of Toronto-Scarborough Campus, Canada

2016- International Society of Behavioral Ecology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

2015- Animal Behavior Society, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

Animal Behavior Society, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 2014

Barrett Symposium, Mills College (Presenters: Kate Lee Newcomb, Minnie Vo, Lauren Kong, 2013

Barrett Symposium, Mills College (Presenters: Valeska Muῆoz and Imani Russell), 2013

Animal Behavior Society, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque (Presenter: Leslie Curren), 2012

Sunbelt International Network for Social Network Analysis, Redondo Beach, California, 2012

Animal Behavior Society, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2010

Midwest Primate Interest Group, Grand Valley University, Michigan, 2009

International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 2008

International Ethological Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2007

American Society of Mammalogists, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007

Animal Behavior Society, Snowbird, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2007

Poster Presentations
2018    
- International Society for Behavioral Ecology, University of Minnesota
(Co-authored poster with one Mills undergraduate)

- Mills Science Research Symposium, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 6 posters with a total of 12 undergraduates)

- Fish and Wildlife Committee Fall Forum, Martinez, CA
(Co-authored posters with 3 Mills undergraduates)

- Jill Barrett Research Symposium in Biology, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 6 posters with a total of 12 Mills undergraduates)

2017    
- Animal Behavior Society, University of Toronto-Scarborough Campus, Canada
(Co-authored 2 posters with a total of 4 Mills undergraduates)

- Fish and Wildlife Committee Fall Forum, Martinez, CA
(Co-authored posters with 3 Mills undergraduates)

- Jill Barrett Research Symposium in Biology, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 6 posters with a total of 12 Mills undergraduates)

- Mills Science Research Symposium, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 2 posters with a total of 4 undergraduates)

- Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology, New Orleans, LA
(Co-authored 3 posters with a total of 6 Mills undergraduates)

2016    
- Jill Barrett Research Symposium in Biology, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 3 posters with a total of 6 Mills undergraduates)

- Mills Science Research Symposium, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 2 posters with a total of 4 undergraduates)

2015    
- Animal Behavior Society, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
(Co-authored 2 posters with a total of 6 Mills undergraduates)

- Fish and Wildlife Committee Fall Forum, Martinez, CA
(Co-authored posters with 2 Mills undergraduates)

- Western Section of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, CA

- Jill Barrett Research Symposium in Biology, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 3 posters with a total of 6 Mills undergraduates)

- Mills Science Research Symposium, Mills College, CA
(Co-authored 2 posters with a total of 4 undergraduates)

Mills Science Research Symposium, Mills College, CA, (Co-authored 3 posters with a total of 9 Mills students), 2014

Jill Barrett Research Symposium in Biology, Mills College, CA, (Co-authored 3 posters with a total of 6 Mills undergraduates), 2013

Invited Poster Symposium, “Social Evolution: Hamilton’s 50 year legacy”, Animal Behavior Society Conference, University of Colorado-Boulder (Presenter: Elizabeth A. Hobson), 2013

Undergraduate Science Research Symposium, Mills College, CA,(Co-authored 2 posters with a total of 4 undergraduates), 2013

Symposium on Animal Social Networks, University of Wyoming Laramie, WY, 2012

Science Poster Day, Ackerman Grand Ballroom, University of California Los Angeles (Co-authored 2 posters with undergraduates, Lawrance Chung and Rachel Stafford-Lewis), 2012

Biology Research Symposium, Faculty Center, University of California Los Angeles (Co-authored 2 posters with undergraduates, Lawrance Chung and Rachel Stafford-Lewis), 2012

International Ethological Conference and Animal Behavior Society, University of Indiana, 2011

International Society of Behavioral Ecology, University of Western Australia, 2010

BEACON: NSF Center for Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University, 2010

American Society of Mammalogists, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2003

Nerve Net Conference, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, 1998

Comunication

Advancing Public Awareness about Ecology and Evolution
Public Education Committee, American Society of Mammalogists, 2009-2012

Educator and Presenter, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, CO, 2011

Instructor for Marmot Week, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Gothic, Colorado, 2011

Organizer and Presenter, Dog and Human Co-evolution Symposium, UCLA, 2011

Career Day Presenter, Friends School, Detroit, Michigan, 2010

Educator, Frontiers in Science Weekend Workshop Series, Lansing, Michigan, 2010

Darwin Discovery Day Presenter, MSU Museum of Natural History, 2009, 2010

Environmental Educator, Colby College, Maine, 1997-1998

Communicating Science Through the Media

Psychology Today, "Lessons from Animals About Barriers to Female Leadership" by Marc Bekoff (Oct. 9 2018) 

BBC News, "Could the animal kingdom hold the secret to smashing the glass ceiling?: What animals tell us about female leadership" by Lesley Evans Ogden (Sept. 26 2018) 

New Scientist, "The 7 non-human mammals where females rule the roost" by Chelsea Whyte (Sept. 26 2018) 

“Mills College Biology Professor Coauthors Research on the Social Personalities of California Ground Squirrels” by Jeanne Herrera (July 2018) on PRWeb. Additional coverage by iNaturalist California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA), Weny News (Horseheads, New York), Crossroads Today ABC News Center (Victoria, Texas), NewsOn6, (Tulsa, Oklahoma), NBC29 (Charlottesville, Virginia), Fox40 (Binghamton, New York).

Brains on! A podcast for kids & curious adults, What makes fun things fun? Interview and story by Molly Blume (August 2018)

Mills Quarterly (Summer Issue): "It Came from Beneath the Sea" by Linda Schmidt (July 2017, pp. 24) 

Mills Quarterly (Spring Issue): "Creature Features" by Linda Schmidt (March 2016, pp. 8-11) PDF

Voice of America, "Animals offer leadership lessons to humans" by Faiza Elmasry (Dec. 2015)

IFL Science, "How do human leaders compare to animal ones?" by Janet Fang (November 2015)

Science Daily, "What makes a leader? Clues from the animal kingdom" (November 2015)

Western Daily Press, "Your boss is not as powerful as you might think - wild animals are true  leaders, says a new study" by Tina Rowe (November 2015)

Nature World News, "Humans and Animals Lead Social Groups in Similar Ways, Researchers Say" By Samantha Mathewson (November 2015)

Forbes, "What elephants can teach the presidential candidates about leadership" by Arlene Weintraub (Nov. 2015)

Forbes, "Why Donald Trump couldn't lead a pack of hyenas" by JV Chamary (Nov. 2015)

Market Business News, "Qualities of leadership – learned from studying mammalian societies" by Veronica Cruz (November 2015)

Neuroscience News, "The nature of leadership" (November 2015)

Tech Times, "What makes an effective leader? Leadership in animal kingdom gives clue" by R. Doctor (November 2015)

The Examiner, "Experts prove animals are better leaders than humans" by Paul Hamaker (November 2015)

The Examiner, "Humans can become better leaders by observing other animals" by Tameca L. Coleman (November 2015)

Discovery News, "World's best leaders aren't human" by Jennifer Viegas (November 2015)

The Campanil: "Updated vertebrate collection provides backbone for revised biology programsby Erin Strubbe (Cover story: October 2015)

Mills College Viewbook:"Immersive research experience: Doing real field and lab work" by Judy Silva (July 2015)

Earth Magazine:  "The new anthropology: from bones and stones to biology and behavior" by Mary Caperton Morton (Comparing apples to oranges, hyenas to humans; June 2015)

BBC News: "Powerful female hyenas say 'hello' with their genitals" by Melissa Hogenboom (June 2015)

Mills Quarterly (Fall Issue): "Science in the Wild: Team squirrel takes the field" by Susan McCarthy (Cover story: September 2014) PDF

2014, Biologist, Community Meetings hosted by City of Berkeley.

Offered unpaid insights at community meetings about non-lethal approaches for managing California ground squirrels at a local landfill at Cesar Chavez Park, City of Berkeley

Sun, O. 2013. Research team studies campus cat behavior. The Campanil (Oct. 14th).

Carmack, K. 2013. Professor introduces classes, energizes department. The Campanil (Oct. 8th).

Carmack, K. 2013. Professor introduces classes, energizes department. The Campanil (April 9th).

Heske, E. 2013. Hyenas, the New Primates. American Society of Mammalogists Newsletter. (March News).

King, B.J. 2013. Convergent Evolution: Hyenas Offer Clues To The Human Past. National Public Radio (NPR): (13.7 Cosmos and Culture, Science Section).

Argyriou, L. 2013. Highlights of this year’s Educational Fellowship (EF) luncheon. Clayton American Association of University Women (AAUW) News, February 1, 2013, Page 1.

Andrews, C. 2012. Bizarre lives of spotted hyenas. Flipside Science Magazine (flipside.theiet.org), Pages 74-78, United Kingdom.

Gathura, G. 21-January-2011. The female hyena calls the shots. The Daily Nation: Media of Africa for Africa:

Gill, V. 10-January-2011. Hyenas “greet friends” to ask for help. BBC Earth News, Science and Environment:

Chavez, M.B. 1-August-2010. Graduate Women in Science. MSU Women’s Resource Center Newsletter.

Kauppi, L. 1-April-2010. Women’s Resource Center Celebrates Award Worthy Women: MSU Women’s Resource Center Newsletter.

Daniels, J. March-2010. Featured Article on the Evolution of Religion, Brain, and Behavior. Institute for the Biocultural Study of Religion (IBCSR):

Gill, V. 2-Feburary-2010. In pictures: family matters to hyenas. BBC News, Science and Environment:

Skrzypczak, M. 6-April-2009. MSU research finds reason for female hyena dominance. MSU State News. (includes discussion about our work on coalition formation).

Oswald, T. 2008. Hyenas pursue a table for one. MSU today: research on the edge. p. 14.

Oswald, T. 2008. Spotted hyenas can increase survival rates by hunting alone. MSU News Bulletin 39(22):3 (MSU Special Report: ).

Dodd, G. 18-July-2008. Spotted hyenas communal, except around dinner. Chinaview.net.

Soltis, G. 17-July-2008. Solitary hyenas still get the last laugh. LiveScience.com.

Lang, J. 2004. Postcard from Kenya. Village Soup Times. Section B8.

Our research was also covered on multiple additional media outlets including: Science Daily, World News, Sify News, Thaindian News, Newstrack India, World News, Biology Blog, Wildlife Extra, Herald Globe Leadership, Nigerian Best Forum, and Top News

Development of Social Media and Public Databases
2010-2012, Development and Maintenance of Long-term Database, Team Marmot Project Enhancing database structure to increase accessibility of long-term data (1962-present) on yellow-bellied marmots. Assisting in revision of data management plan.

2010-2012, Blog Developer and Coordinator, Blogspot, Designed and maintain a blog focusing on the dissemination of scientific research findings and adventures in the field from a long-term field project on yellow-bellied marmots.

Since 2004, Free Exchange of Scientific Knowledge, Designed and frequently update a freely accessible website containing teaching materials, popularized information on research, and internship opportunities for undergraduates.

2004-2010, Development and Maintenance of Long-term Database, Mara Hyena Project Assisted in maintaining long-term database for collaborative research on spotted hyenas.

Service

Ad hoc Reviewer:
Granting Agencies:
NSF Division of Environmental Biology

Journal Articles:
Animal Behaviour, Australian Journal of Zoology, Behavioral Ecology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Biological Invasions, Biology Letters, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Current Zoology, Ethology, European Journal of Wildlife Research, Evolution, Mammalian Biology, Naturwissenschaften, Oecologia Proceedings of the Royal Society B, “The Social Life of Geese” (edited by I.B.R. Scheiber, B.M. Weiß and K. Kotrschal), Wilson Journal of Ornithology

Books
The Social Life of Geese

Member of Organizing Committee, Center for Society and Genetics' Symposium, UCLA, 2010

University Representative, Pre-View Reception, MSU, 2007, 2008

Student President, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Colloquium, MSU, 2005-2006

Fostering Success Among Junior Scientists
2017,
Presenter, Bay Area Science Festival
Collaborated with members of my lab to award Wildlife Ambassador Certificates to 100s of Bay Area youth who completed inquiry-based activities about studying wildlife.

Presenter, Annual Outreach Fair, Animal Behavior Society Educate public about methods used to identify individual wild mammals, 2013-present

-Adventures in Animal Behavior, Princeton University, New Jersey (August 2014)

-Natural History Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado (August 2013)

Honoraria Committee Member, American Society of Mammalogists, 2009-present

Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum Judge, College of Natural Science, MSU, 2010

Science Olympiad Facilitator and Judge, State Tournament, Michigan, 2005-2009

Invited Speaker, ECO (Student Environmental Group), MSU, 2008

Promoting Women and Diversity in Science
Organizer, Russell Women in Science Lecture, Mills College, Oakland, CA, Coordinated daylong event on campus highlighting the importance of women in the science, 2014

Presenter, Broadening Participation in Ecology, RMBL, Gothic, Colorado, 2011

Chapter President and Charter Member, MSU Graduate Women in Science, 2010

Presenter, Math and Science Conference for 6th Grade Girls, Michigan, 2005-2010

Educator, Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education (LATTICE), 2008

Community Activism and Outreach, Masai Mara, Kenya, 2003-2004

Professional Membership
American Association for Advancement of Science
American Society of Mammalogists
Animal Behavior Society
Association for Women in Science
Graduate Women in Science
Human Behavior and Evolution Society International Network for Social Network Analysis
International Society of Behavioral Ecology
Phi Beta Kappa
Sigma Xi

Awards

Major Fellowship Awards
Workshop at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin (Jennifer Smith = lead writer of grant; Co-PIs = Peter Kappeler, University of Göttingen, Claudia Fichtel (German Primate Center), Mark van Vugt (VU University of Amsterdam), 2019

NSF Research Opportunity Award (Co-PIs = Andy Sih & Jenn Smith at UC-Davis), 2017

MillsNext Challenge Award: Establishing Mills as a Beacon for women in STEM, Principal Investigator = Jenn Smith (Co-PIs = Walter, Delker and Young), 2017

Fish and Wildlife Propagation Grant, Contra Costa County, Department of Conservation and Development, California 2017

W. M. Keck Foundation Grant, Undergraduate Education Program, P.I. Elisabeth Wade (Co-PIs = Brabson, Faul, Smith & Swope) 2015

Fish and Wildlife Propagation Grant, Contra Costa County, Department of Conservation and Development, California, 2014

Faculty Research Award, Start-up Funds from Provost’s Office, Mills College, 2012

Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Association of University Women, 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowships, Center for Society and Genetics, UCLA, 2010

Barnett Rosenberg Graduate Fellowship in Biology, MSU, 2009

P.E.O. Scholar Award, International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, 2007

University Distinguished Fellowship, MSU, 2004

Academic Honors and Awards
Quigley Fellowship Award in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Mills College, 2017
*One annual award. Course release to study the “Nature of Patriarchal Leadership.”

Penny Bernstein Distinguished Teaching Award, Animal Behavior Society, 2017
*One annual career award to an individual for sustained excellence in teaching.

Excellence in Teaching Award, Northern California Association of Phi Beta Kappa, $1000, 2017
*Three annual awards to faculty for excellence in teaching in the liberal arts.

Postdoctoral Research Award for Best Paper, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, $500 *One annual award to an individual for best paper completed within 5 years of PhD 2013

Award for Innovative Courses in Diversity and Undergraduate Education, UCLA, 2011

All University Excellence-In-Teaching Citation, Office of the Provost, MSU, 2010

Anna M. Jackson Speaker Award, American Society of Mammalogists, Sigma Xi, Chapter of Michigan State University, 2009

Student Speaker Award, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior, Michigan State University, 2009

John R. Shaver Award, Department of Zoology, MSU, Undergraduate Student Affairs, MSU, 2008

Program for Excellence in Science, AAAS, 2006

Mark Leederman Scholar in Biology, Colby College, 1997

Phi Beta Kappa, Chapter at Colby College, 1997

Academic Service

Mills College
College-wide Committees (Elected and Appointed)

Search Committee for Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning & Faculty Affairs (2017-2018)

Chair, Core Curriculum Committee (2016-2018)

Curricular Transformation Task Force (2014-2015)

Diversity and Social Justice Committee (DSJC; 2013-present)

International Studies and Study Abroad Committee (2013-present)

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (2014-present)

Department and Division Service

Director, Jill Barrett Research Program in Biology (2018-present)

Curator, Vertebrate Zoology Collection Manager (2012-present)

Division Secretary (2012-2014)

Faculty Advisor, Pre-Vet Club (2013-present)

Environmental Science Program Committee (2013-present)

Environmental Studies Program Committee (2013-present)

Search Committee for Plant Ecologist Position (2013-2014)

Support of College Work and Events

Preview Days (ongoing)

Experience Mills Day (every fall, starting in 2012)

Co-organizer, Annual Russell Women in Science Lecture (RWIS; 2013-2014)

Research and Travel Grants
Faculty Research Award and Travel Grant, Mills College, 2013

National Academy of Sciences Travel Grant, 2012

National Science Foundation (NSF) Rice ADVANCE Workshop Grant, 2011

Franklin Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2011

National Academy of Sciences Travel Grant, 2011

International Society of Behavioral Ecology Travel Grant, 2010

Barnett Rosenberg Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology, MSU, 2010

Merit Fellowship, Office of the Graduate School, MSU, 2009

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, College of Natural Science, MSU, 2009

Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research in Quantitative Biology, MSU, 2008

Travel Fellowship, EEBB Program, MSU, 2008

Summer Research Fellowship, College of Natural Science, MSU, 2008

Travel Fellowship, International Studies and Programs, 2007

Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, MSU, 2007

Research Enhancement Award, Office of the Graduate School, MSU, 2007

Research and Travel Fellowships, EEBB Program, MSU, 2007

College of Natural Science Graduate Research Fellowship, MSU, 2006

Research and Travel Fellowships, EEBB Program, MSU, 2006

Graduate Office Summer Fellowship, MSU, 2006

Research and Travel Fellowships, EEBB Program, MSU, 2005

College of Natural Science Recruiting Fellowship, MSU, 2004

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, 2002

Gilbert Scholarship, Marine Mammal Center, Mote Marine Lab, Florida, 1999

12 extramural scholarships to attend Colby College, Maine, 1994