Our Science Team

Bart M. Ballard , Ph.D.
C. Berdon & Rolanette Lawrence Endowed Chair in Waterfowl Research
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Waterfowl and Wetland Ecology and Management

Leonard Brennan, Ph.D.
C. C. "Charlie" Winn Endowed Chair for Quail Research
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Quail Ecology and Management

Fred C. Bryant, Ph.D.

Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Endowed Director of Wildlife Research
Professor
Interest: Habitat Management

Suzanne Contreras, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Interest: Avian Migration

Charles DeYoung, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus
Interest: Ungulate Population Ecology

Randy DeYoung, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Molecular Genetics

Kim Echols, M.S.
Comanche-Faith Deer Research Program Coordinator

Tony Falk, M.S.
Research and Evaluation Coordinator
South Texas Natives Program

Alan M. Fedynich, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Avian Diseases and Parasitology

Timothy E. Fulbright, Ph.D. 
Meadows Professor in Semiarid Land Ecology
Research Scientist and Regents Professor
Interest: Habitat and Rangeland Ecology

Eric Grahmann, Ph.D.
Director, Game Bird Science Program
Interest: Quail Research

Scott E. Henke, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Research Scientist and Regents Professor
Interest: Wildlife Ecology and Diseases

Fidel Hernandez, Ph.D.
Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Endowed Professor for Quail Research
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Quail Ecology and Management

David G. Hewitt, Ph.D.
Stuart W. Stedman Chair for White-tailed Deer Research
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Wildlife Nutrition and Ecology

William P. Kuvlesky, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Nongame Bird

Robert Obregon, B.S.
Research Associate
South Texas Natives Program

Alfonso Ortega-Santos, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Rangeland Ecology

Keith Pawelek, B.S.
Assistant Director
South Texas Natives Progam

Sandra Rideout-Hanzak, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Associate Professor
Interest: Habitat Management

Forrest S. Smith, B.S.
Dan L Duncan Endowed Director of South Texas Natives and Texas Native Seeds
Director, South Texas Natives Program
Research Scientist
Interest: Habitat Restoration

Michael Tewes, Ph.D.
Frank Daniel Yturria Endowed Chair for Wild Cat Studies
Research Scientist and Regents Professor
Interest: Wild Cats and Endangered Species  

David Wester, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Professor
Interest: Plant Ecology

Damon Williford, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Lab Technician
Interest:  Molecular Genetics