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Doug McElroy, Ph.D. University of Maine

Doug McElroy, Ph.D. University of Maine
- Professor and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs


I am not teaching courses at this time.


Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, Biostatistics.

My current research focuses on applying evolutionary principles and multivariate statistical methods to examine processes of curricular change and assessment in higher education.  Past research interests have addressed questions related to wildlife molecular forensics, morphometrics and conservation of desert fishes, genetics and speciation in African cichlid fishes, and the statistical analysis of population genetic data.


Ph.D. 1992 Zoology, University of Maine

M.S. 1988 Zoology, University of Maine

B.S. Marine Science, Southampton College

Selected Publications

McElroy, D. and R. Cobb.  2010.  Demonstrating growth of a student engagement culture: a multivariate approach to assessing institutional goals at a public university.  Planning and Changing 41:18-41.

Marcus, J.M., T.M. Hughes, D. McElroy, and R.E. Wyatt.  2010.  Engaging first year undergraduates in hands-on research experiences:  the Upper Green River Barcode of Life Project.  Journal of College Science Teaching 39:39-45.

Doerner, K.C., W. Braden, J. Cork, T. Cunningham, A. Rice, B.J. Furman and D.M. McElroy.  2005.  Population genetics of resurgence: white-tailed deer in Kentucky.  J. Wildlife Mgmt. 69: 345-355.

Garner, L.M., C. Anderson, D. McElroy and J. Bilotta.  2003.  Differences in spectral sensitivity of ERG b- and d-waves in three African cichlid fish species.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 44: 4169.

Douglas, M.E., M.R. Douglas, J.M. Lynch and D.M. McElroy.  2001.  Use of geometric morphometrics to differentiate Gila (Cyprinidae) within the upper Colorado River basin.  Copeia 2001: 390-401.

Seyoum, S., M.D. Tringali, T.M. Bert, D. McElroy and R. Stokes.  2000.  Analysis of genetic population structure in red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, based on mtDNA control region sequences.  Fishery Bull. 98: 127-138.

McElroy, D.M., J.A. Shoemaker and M.E. Douglas.  1997.  Discriminating Gila robusta and Gila cypha: risk assessment and the Endangered Species Act.  Ecol. Appl. 7: 958-967.

McElroy, D.M. and M.E. Douglas.  1995.  Patterns of morphological variation among endangered populations of Gila robusta and G. cypha (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the upper Colorado River basin.  Copeia 1995: 636-649.

McElroy, D.M. and I. Kornfield.  1993.  Novel jaw morphology in hybrids between Pseudotropheus zebra and Labeotropheus fuelleborni (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa.  Copeia 1993: 933-945.

McElroy, D., P. Moran, E. Bermingham and I. Kornfield.  1992.  REAP: an integrated environment for the manipulation and phylogenetic analysis of restriction data.  J. Hered. 83: 157-158.

McElroy, D.M., I. Kornfield and J. Everett.  1991.  Coloration in African cichlids: diversity and its constraints in Lake Malawi endemics.  Neth. J. Zool. 41: 250-268.

McElroy, D.M. and I. Kornfield.  1990.  Sexual selection, reproductive behavior, and speciation in the mbuna species flock of Lake Malawi (Pisces: Cichlidae).  Envir. Biol. Fishes 28: 273-284.


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