I am an adjunct professor at the Washington State University branch campus in Richland, Washington (WSU-TC) where I have served since 1990. During this time I developed and taught graduate-level coursework in Biology and Management of Fishes (Bio 412) and Fish Ecology (Bio 413). I have also participated in graduate seminar series and special topics coursework. I have been on 12 graduate committees, primarily in the Environmental Sciences Program, during my tenure at WSU-TC, both as a member and as chair.
In 1989, I achieved Fellow status in the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists. In 1999, I received a Laboratory Directors Fitzner-Eberhardt Award for outstanding contribution to science and engineering education.
From 1999 to 2010, I wrote a regular column on the natural history of local fishes for the Tri City Herald. I currently contribute articles to regional sport fishing magazines. My natural history guidebook “Fishes of the Columbia Basin,” was published by KeokeeBooks in 2009. In 2013, I self-published a collection of short stories, “The Barbless Hook: Inner Sanctum of Angling” in conjunction with KeokeeBooks and FishHead Press.
All that’s good, but it doesn’t give you the flavor of his writing. His fish guidebook is thorough without delving into ichthyology-speak, and is loaded with charts, maps, diagrams and color photos of the more than 50 species of fish in the great Columbia River -Snake River system.
His collection of short stories/essays reveals a gentle, wonderful humor about fishing, characters, fishing, relatives, the great outdoors, and, yes, fishing.