Meet The Instructors

All of our instructors have advanced degrees and many years of field research experience. In addition, we all have the proper permits from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife, and Texas Parks and Wildlife to conduct our field activities.

Dr. Mark Merchant

Program Director
Alligator Biology
Ph.D. Texas A&M

Dr. Sarah Baker

Snake Biology
Turtle Biology
Ph.D. University of Illinois

Dr. Justin Hoffman

Mammalian Biology
Avian Biology
Ph.D. University of Nebraska

Danielle Maxwell

Fish Biology
Aquatic Invertebrates
M.S. Texas State University