Periodical Cicadas— Synchronized Swarming by Dr. Gordon Wilson [Full article can be found at Answers in Genesis.] Armies normally require a general and vast support staff to organize and move in unison. Not so for the periodical cicadas of North America, which emerge in swarms......
Gordon L. Wilson, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow of Natural History
Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy, George Mason University, 2003
M.S. in Entomology, University of Idaho, 1989
B.S. in Education (Secondary Education-Biology), University of Idaho, 1984
Dr. Wilson is a Senior Fellow of Natural History, responsible for the College’s Natural History Colloquium and science electives.
He received his Ph.D. from George Mason University in Environmental Science and Public Policy in 2003. He holds a Master of Science degree in Entomology and a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Secondary Education-Biology) from the University of Idaho. He joined the New Saint Andrews faculty in 2003 and was promoted to the rank of Senior Fellow in 2006.
Dr. Wilson’s research focuses on the reproductive ecology of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina). He has published his research, field notes, and abstracts in Southeastern Naturalist, Herpetological Review, Catesbeiana, and the Virginia Journal of Science. Dr. Wilson taught in the Department of Biology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, from 1991 to 2003. He also taught at Lynchburg College, and served as a lab instructor in entomology at the University of Idaho, 1988-1989. He taught at Logos School during the 1988-1989 academic year. Dr. Wilson hosted the June 2005 Baraminology Study Group National Conference held at New Saint Andrews in Moscow.
Dr. Wilson is author of the recent textbook, The Riot and the Dance: Foundational Biology (2014), and is a regular contributor at Answers in Genesis.
Dr. Wilson and wife Meredith have four children and growing collection of grandchildren.
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