Staff

Bird Division Contact

Ben Marks, phone (312) 665-7812, e-mail Ben

Mary Hennen, phone (312) 665-7718, e-mail Mary

Curatorial Staff

Shannon Hackett, The Richard and Jill Chaifetz Associate Curator and Head, Birds

John Bates, Associate Curator

Professional Staff

Ben Marks, Ph.D., Collections Manager

Thomas Gnoske, Assistant Collections Manager

Mary Hennen, M.Sc., Collections Assistant

David Willard, Ph.D., Emeritus Collections Manager and Adjunct Curator of Birds

Steve Goodman, Ph.D., HDR, MacArthur Field Biologist

Staff Scientists

Jason Weckstein, Ph.D.

Josh Engel, B.Sc.

Holly Lutz, B.Sc.

Heather Skeen, B.Sc.

Dan Brinkmeier, M.Sc.

Fabian Ernemann, B.Sc.

Fabio Berzagi, M.Sc.

Peter Lowther, Ph.D.

Artist in Residence

Peggy Macnamara

Post-doctoral Fellows

Nicholas Block, Ph.D.

Zifeng Jiang, Ph.D.

Resident Graduate Students

Nick Crouch, University of Illinois, Chicago

Shane DuBay, University of Chicago

Aaron Savit, University of Chicago

Ben Winger, University of Chicago

Resident Research Associates

Peter Lowther, Ph.D.

Sushma Reddy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Loyola University

Undergraduate Interns

Mark Swanson, Illinois Wesleyian

Emma Clare Mihevc, Georgia Tech University

Daniel Montgomery, Indiana State University

Luke Campillo, Drake University

High School Interns

Malia Wenny, Illinois Math and Science Academy

Griffin Harris, New Trier High School

Recent Alumni

Michel Valim, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011

Isabel Caballero, graduate student, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, 2012

Sidnei de Melo Dantas, resident graduate student, Universidade Federal do Pará, 2011

John Bates's picture
Associate Curator, Birds
1996
Josh Engel's picture
Research assistant
2010
Steve Goodman's picture
MacArthur Field Biologist
1989
Shannon Hackett's picture
Associate Curator of Birds
Mary Hennen's picture
Collections Assistant
Peter Lowther's picture
Research Associate
1987
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Collection Manager of Birds
2012
Jason Weckstein's picture
Staff Scientist
2005
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Resident Graduate Student
2009