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

Clayton D. Hilton, DVM
Director for Veterinary Technology Program
Associate Professor

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  

Andrew N. Tri, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research/Project Manager
CKWRI and East Wildlife Foundation
Interest:  Statistical Consultant and Project Manager for Aerial Survey Development for Large Mammals  

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

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