As reports from the American Malacological Society meeting are
unlikely to be of general interest, I will give biographical
Name: David Campbell Age: 31
Vocation: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Alabama, Department
of Biology. I am currently on a research project working on the
molecular systematics of freshwater clams, snails, and fishes,
especially endangered species from the Coosa River drainage.
Educational Background: BS, Biology, Davidson College 1992; MS,
Geology (Paleobiology specialization), University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill 1995; PhD, Geology (Paleobiology
specialization), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 2000
Vocational Background: one-year visiting professor of biology, St.
Mary's College of Maryland (a state school, not religious)
Research Interests: fossil and modern mollusks (especially bivalves
and Paleogene taxa); paleontology, evolutionary biology
Theological Background: Presbyterian Church in America member;
involvement with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship; assorted reading;
several years of ASA list discussions.
Both my faith and my research interests reflect those of my parents,
who are PCA members and whose graduate research was in invertebrate
paleontology. Leaving for college made me take a more active role in
exercising faith, as well as giving greater exposure to Christians
from other theological backgrounds.
Married to Susan just over 2 years, no children
Other activities: birdwatching, classical music, reading (theology,
science, fiction, etc. Recent reading includes Wodehouse, Sayers,
Calvin, Conan Doyle, and articles in Molecular Biology and Evolution
and Journal of Molluscan Studies)
I helped provide material for
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/3696/ (Society for the
Preservation of the Pink Plastic Lawn Flamingo) but the content is
not only irrelevant to the ASA list but to just about anything else.
Dr. David Campbell
University of Alabama
Biodiversity & Systematics
Dept. Biological Sciences
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 USA
That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand Exalted
Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G. Wodehouse, Romance at
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