CV

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Academic Appointments 

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Michigan State University. Data Nuggets, BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action and Biological Science Curriculum Study (BSCS)

Education

  • PhD, Michigan State University. Dual degrees in Plant Biology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior (2015)
  • BA, Colgate University, Magna Cum Laude and Colgate Deans Award for Academic Excellence. Major: Environmental Biology, Minor: Philosophy (2008)

Publications

  1. Schultheis, E.H., I. Ibáñez, and J.A. Lau (in prep). Altered biotic interactions during introduction are not generally associated with invasiveness: a meta-analysis.
  2. Schultheis, E.H. and D.J. MacGuigan (in review). Competitive ability, not tolerance, may explain success of invasive plants over native and noninvasive exotics. Biological Invasions
  3. Portales, C., T. Van Doornik, E.H. Schultheis, and T. Suwa (2015). A novel impact of a novel weapon: Alliaria petiolata’s allelochemicals disrupt the legume-rhizobia mutualism. Biological Invasions 17(9): 2779-2791.
  4. Schultheis, E.H. and J.A. Lau (2015) No release for the wicked: enemy release is dynamic and not associated with invasiveness. Ecology 96(9): 2446-2457.
  5. terHorst, C.P., J.A. Lau, I.A. Cooper, K.R. Keller, R.J. La Rosa, A.M. Royer, E.H. Schultheis, T. Suwa, and J.K. Conner (2015). Quantifying nonadditive selection caused by indirect ecological effects. Ecology 96(9): 2360-2369.
  6. Lau, J.A. and E.H. Schultheis (2015). When two invasion hypotheses are better than one. New Phytologist 205(3): 958-960.
  7. Schultheis, E.H. and M.K. Kjelvik (2015). Data Nuggets: bringing real data into the classroom to unearth students’ quantitative and inquiry skills. The American Biology Teacher 77(1): 19-29.
  8. Royer, A.M. and E.H. Schultheis (2014). Evolving better cars: teaching evolution by natural selection with a digital inquiry activity. The American Biology Teacher 76(4): 259-264.
  9. Schultheis, E.H., K.N. Hopfensperger, and J.C. Brenner (2010) Potential impacts of climate change on Sphagnum bogs of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Natural Areas Journal 30(4): 417-424.

kochmanskiResearch Grant Support

  • 2016-2017 BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, NSF. Bringing Data to Life in Science Classrooms
  • 2015-2019 Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12), National Science Foundation (NSF). Scientific Data in Schools: Measuring the efficacy of an innovative approach to integrating quantitative reasoning in secondary science
  • 2015-2016 BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, NSF. Data on Data Nuggets: Assessing the efficacy of an innovative science education resource to build a foundation for future support
  • 2014-2015 BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, NSF. Taking Data Nuggets to the national level
  • 2013-2014 BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, NSF. Data Nuggets: unearthing inquiry skills
  • 2012-2014 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG), National Science Foundation (NSF). The dynamic role of natural enemies during plant invasions 
  • 2012-2013 Kathryn Porter Graduate Fellowships, KBS
  • 2012 The Hanes Trust Fellowship
  • 2012 Michigan Botanical Foundation Fellowship
  • 2010-2012 Travel Fellowships, College of Natural Science, MSU
  • 2010-2011 G.H. Lauff Research Awards, KBS
  • 2010 Grant-In-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society. The role of plant-soil feedbacks in the biological invasion of Acer platanoides, and implications for native forests
  • 2010 Graduate School Travel Fellowships, MSU
  • 2009-2013 Paul Taylor Travel Fellowships, Department of Plant Biology, MSU
  • 2009-2010 Travel Fellowships, EEBB, MSU
  • 2008-2010 Plant Sciences Fellowship, College of Natural Science, MSU

Recent Science Education Presentations

  • Schultheis, E.H. and M.K. Kjelvik (2017) Increase your broader impacts and student quantitative reasoning with Data Nuggets. ESA Annual Meeting (poster)
  • Mead, L., E.H. Schultheis, M.K. Kjelvik, M. Stuhlsatz and A. Warwick (2017) Using authentic scientific data to improve quantitative reasoning in ecology and evolutionary biology. ESA Annual Meeting (talk)
  • Kjelvik, M.K., E.H. Schultheis, and L. Mead (2017) Data Nuggets: Bringing authentic research and data in the classroom to unearth students’ quantitative and inquiry skills. Making Meaning through Modeling: Problem Solving in Biology. National Academies/QUBES/BioQuest Summer Institute on Quantitative Biology (talk)
  • Kjelvik, M.K., C. Hach, M. Angle, and E.H. Schultheis (2017) Data Nuggets: Scaffolding claim-evidence-reasoning using real data in context. Michigan Science Teacher Association (MSTA) Annual Meeting (talk)
  • Schultheis, E.H. and M.K. Kjelvik (2017) Data Nuggets: Bringing authentic research and data into the classroom to unearth students’ quantitative and inquiry skills. QUBES Faculty Mentoring Network (invited talk)

Recent Biology Presentations

  • Schultheis, E.H. (2014). Release from enemies does not explain invasive species success. Kellogg Biological Station, Brownbag Seminar (talk)
  • Schultheis, E.H. and J.A. Lau (2013) Meta-analysis: Altered biotic interactions do not explain invasive species success. Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (poster)
  • Portales, C., T. Van Doornik, E.H. Schultheis, and S. Suwa (2013) Allelopathic effects of Alliaria petiolata on rhizobia and its implications for native legume performance. Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (poster)
  • Schultheis, E.H. (2013) Do altered biotic interactions drive invasion? Kellogg Biological Station, Brownbag Seminar (talk)
  • Schultheis, E.H. and J.A. Lau (2012) Meta-analysis: Do altered biotic interactions drive invasion? Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR (talk)

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2015 Tracy Hammer Graduate Student Award for Professional Development, College of Natural Science, Michigan State University (MSU)
  • 2015 Dr. Marvin Hensley Endowed Fellowship in Science, College of Natural Science, MSU
  • 2015 Dissertation Continuation Fellowship, College of Natural Science, MSU
  • 2015 LTER Summer Research Fellowship, Kellogg Biological Station (KBS)
  • 2012-2013 Fields Teaching Award, Department of Plant Biology, MSU
  • 2012-2015 BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action Fellow, NSF
  • 2010-2013 GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellow, National Science Foundation
  • 2012 Dr. Marvin Hensley Endowed Fellowship in Science, College of Natural Science, MSU
  • 2012-2013 Summer Fellowships, EEBB, MSU
  • 2008-2010 Plant Sciences Fellow, College of Natural Science, MSU
  • 2009 G.H. Lauff Research Scholar, KBS
  • 2008 Summer Graduate Fellow, KBS
  • 2008 Summer Support Graduate School Fellow, MSU

Professional AffiliationsLau lab 2013

  • Visiting Scholar, University of Denver Organismal Biologist Group
  • Michigan Science Teachers Association
  • National Association of Biology Teachers
  • BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, NSF
  • The Ecological Society of America
  • Sigma Xi, Michigan State University Chapter
  • Tri Beta, Biology Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman National Academic Honor Society

PhD Committee Members 

  • Professor Jennifer A. Lau, Michigan State University (PhD advisor)
  • Professor Gary Mittelbach, Michigan State University
  • Professor Douglas Schemske, Michigan State University
  • Professor Richard Kobe, Michigan State University

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