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Dr. Lisa Kelly
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6377
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910.522.5754
Email:
lisa.kelly@uncp.edu

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Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Lisa Kelly's CV (MS Word) (PDF)

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Lisa Kelly, Ph.D
Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Ecology
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Department of Biology
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

Office: 910-521-6377
www.uncp.edu/home/kellyl/
Email: lisa.kelly@uncp.edu

Education:

Ph.D.  1996    Botany (Plant Ecology), North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC.

Dissertation: Short-Term Effects of Longleaf Pine Straw Raking on Plant Diversity and Community Dynamics in Croatan National Forest, NC.
Thomas Wentworth, Advisor

M.S.    1989    General Biology (Plant Taxonomy), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Thesis:  The Vascular Flora of Williamson County, Tennessee.
Robert Kral, Advisor

B.S.     1979    Biology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.

Professional Academic Positions:

  • Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Department of Biology, Pembroke, NC. 2011-Present.
  • Associate Professor, UNCP, Department of Biology, Pembroke, NC.  2004-Present.   
  • Assistant Professor, UNCP, Department of Biology, Pembroke, NC.  1997-2004.   
  • Teaching Assistant, NCSU, Department of Botany, Raleigh, NC.  1989-1991.   
  • Teaching Assistant, Vanderbilt, Department of Gen. Biology, Nashville, TN.  1987-1989.  

Undergraduate Teaching Experience:

University of North Carolina at Pembroke:

  • BIO 4320  Conservation Biology (4 hours credit, 8 sections taught)
  • BIO 3400  Plant Systematics (4 hours credit, 6 sections taught)
  • BIO 3140 Dendrology (4 hours credit, 1 section taught)
  • BIO 3040  Principles of Ecology (4 hours credit, 21 sections taught)
  • ENV 1100 Environmental Science (3 hours credit, 5 sections taught)
  • HON ENV 1100 Environmental Science (3 hours credit, 2 sections taught)
  • BIO 1010  General Botany (4 hours credit, 21 sections taught)
  • BIO 1000  Principles of Biology (3 hours credit, 11 sections taught)

All courses, except BIO 1000 and ENV 1100, include labs.
I designed and introduced the conservation and dendrology courses.

North Carolina State University:

  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Ecology Laboratory (5 sections taught)

Vanderbilt University:

  • Teaching Assistant: General Biology Laboratory (3-4 sections taught)

Research Interests:

  • Ecology of red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta)
  • Vegetation of clay-based Carolina bays
  • Effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on plant communities
  • Floristics of the southeastern United States

Professional Non-Academic Positions:

  • Botanist, Woodlot Forestry Research & Development Program, NCSU, June-July 1996.
  • Research Technologist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology, September 1983-June 1986.
  • Research Technologist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, July 1979-September 1983.

Honors and Honorary Societies:

  • Psi Lambda Chapter of Beta Beta Beta, Department of Biology, UNCP.
  • Martha Sue Sebastian Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Botany, NCSU, 1991.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, College of Agri. & Life Sci., NCSU, 1991.
  • Alumni Association Fellowship, NCSU, 1989.
  • Alpha Chi, University of Central Arkansas, 1978.

Professional Societies:

  • Association of Southeastern Biologists (attended every annual meeting since 1996)
  • North Carolina Academy of Science (attended every annual meeting since 2003)
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Southern Appalachian Botanical Society
  • The Society of Herbarium Curators

Continuing Education:

  • Aspen Institute’s Wye Faculty Seminar: Citizenship in the American and Global Polity.  Queenstown, Maryland.  July 18-24, 2009. 
  • Campus Climate Summit, co-sponsored by Warren Wilson College and National Wildlife Federation.  Asheville, NC. October 7, 2008.
  • Fire Ecology & Use in Management and Restoration.  Hosted by Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC.  June 6-8, 2001.
  • Conservation Biology Considered.  A Chautauqua Course.        Harvard University, Division of Continuing Education.  Cambridge, MA.  May 30-June 1, 2001.
  • Conservation Easements and Other Land Preservation Techniques.  NCSU Department of Agriculture & Resource Economics.  Moore County Center, Carthage, NC.  May 16, 2001.
  • Graduate credit in Marine Biology (BIO 510), UNCP and Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Bermuda.  July 15-22, 2000.
  • New Faculty Seminar on Exemplary Teaching.  Sponsored by the Carolina Colloquy for University Teaching.  Western Carolina University, NC.  May 31-June 4, 1999.
  • Collaboratives to Integrate Research and Education (CIRE).  Workshops on Establishing Long-Term Research and Education Programs.  Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA.  December 10-11, 1998.

Professional Service:

  • Co-Chair, Government Advisory Committee, North Carolina Academy of Science. April 2009-Present.
  • Secretary, North Carolina Academy of Science.  March 2003-April 2009.
  • Chair, 2009-2010; Member, 2008, 2009; Elizabeth Ann Bartholomew Award Committee, Southern Appalachian Botanical Society.
  • Member-at-Large, Executive Council, Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. (2008-2010). 
  • Chair, 2006; Member, 2004, 2005; Senior Research Awards Committee, Association of Southeastern Biologists.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science.  2004, 2006-2011.
  • Manuscript reviewer, Biological Invasions.  2009.
  • Reviewer for two proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Biological Research Collections Program.  2006, 2008.
  • Chapter reviewer, proposed introductory textbook in ecology.  2006.
  • Book reviewer, Rob Dunn's Every Living Thing: Man's Obsessive Quest to Document Life from Nanobacteria to New Monkeys, for Journal of the NC Academy of Science, 2010.
  • Book reviewer, L.S. Earley’s Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest, for Southeastern Biology. 2005

External Service:

  • Judge, Elsie Quarterman-Catherine Keever Award for best student poster, for the Southeastern Chapter of the Ecological Society of America, at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists. Huntsville, Alabama. April 14, 2011.
  • Judge, Beta Beta Beta oral presentations at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists.  Florence, Alabama.  April 15, 2005.
  • Judge, Beta Beta Beta posters presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists.  Memphis, TN.  April 16, 2004.
  • Judge, undergraduate oral presentations for the Ecology Session of the Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science.  Greensboro, NC.  March 24, 2001.
  • Judge, Region IV Science Fair, Hosted annually by UNCP.  1999-2001, 2003-2010.
  • Judge, school children posters presented at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society Fair. Pembroke, NC.  January, December 2005.
  • Volunteer, North Carolina Vegetation Survey.  Spring of 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997, and 1998.

University and Faculty Senate Committee Service (UNCP):

  • Web manager, UNCP Department of Biology website (http://www.uncp.edu/biology/). October 2010-Present.
  • Member, Advisory Committee for Terminal Degree Grant, Fall 2008-Spring 2011.
  • Member, Climate Change Task Force, UNCP, Fall 2008.
  • Member, Quality Enhancement Plan Committee (addressing the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools QEP requirements).  2007-2008.
  • Member, UNC in Washington Advisory Council. 2006-2009.
  • Ex Officio Member, Student Affairs & Campus Life Committee (SACL), 2004-2006.
  • Chair, Child Care Committee, an ad hoc committee of SACL, 2004-2006.
  • Member, Athletics Committee, 2006-2011.
  • Member, Faculty Governance Committee, Spring 2006.
  • Chair, Post-Tenure Evaluation Committees for faculty, Dept. of Biology, 2002, 2005-2007.
  • Member, Tenure (& Post-) Evaluation Committees for faculty, Dept. of Biology, 2005, 2006, 2011.
  • Member, Search Committees for tenure track positions, Dept. of Biology (Aquatic Ecology, 2004-2005; Botany, 2007-2008)
  • Member, Student Affairs and Campus Life Committee, 2003-2004.
  • Member (Division of Natural Sciences & Math), Curriculum Subcommittee, 2003-2004.
  • Chair, Enrollment Management Subcommittee, 2002-2003.
  • Chair, Search Committee for tenure track position in Aquatic/Wetland Ecology, Dept. of Biology, 2001-2002. 
  • Member, Search Committee for Biology Instructor position, Dept. of Biology, Spring 2004.
  • Member, Academic Affairs Committee, 2002-2003.
  • Member, First Year Evaluation Committee for a faculty member, Dept. of Biology, 2002.
  • Member, Enrollment Management Subcommittee, 2001-2002.
  • Member, Academic Planning Committee, Dept. of Biology, 2001.

Undergraduate Research Advising:

  • Elizabeth Workman. Floristic study. Research in Biology (BIO 4990). Summer 2010.
  • Chris Spencer and Matthew Bublitz. Population study of red imported fire ants. Research Initiatives in Scientific Enhancement: Summer Scholars Program. 2010.
  • Doshie Smith. Population study of woody goldenrod. BIO 4990. 2009-2010.
  • Sidney Post, population study of red imported fire ants. Environmental Science Internship (ENV 4900). Summer 2009.
  • William Hickman. Vegetation study of Carolina bays. ENV 4900. Summer 2007.
  • Sarah Brown. Population study of woody goldenrod. BIO 4990. 2005-2006.
  • Member, Undergraduate Research Committee for Mary Zets, Non-mycorrhizal techniques of orchid seed germination. 2005.

Student Organization and Curriculum Advising:

  • Co-Advisor, Psi Lambda Chapter (UNCP) of Beta Beta Beta.  October 2002-May 2008.
  • Advisor, Biology Club, UNCP.  1999-Fall 2003.
  • General advising responsibilities include ~ a dozen biology majors per semester.

Presentations at Professional Meetings (published abstracts indicated by asterisk*):

  • *Kelly, L., C. Spencer, and M. Bublitz. Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ants): Colony density and distribution in clay-based Carolina bays. At the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) in Huntsville, Alabama. April 15, 2011.

  • *Kelly. L, L. Phillips, and S. Macko. Preliminary assessment of the dietary habits of red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) in southeastern North Carolina using stable isotopes.  At the 108th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS), Elon University, Elon, NC. March 27, 2011.

  • *A Floristic Study of Huggins Island, North Carolina.  At the 64th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB).  Hosted by Howard University and Bowie State University.  Crystal City in Arlington, VA.  April 11, 2003.

  • *Effects of Pine Straw Raking on Population Densities of Longleaf Pine Seedlings.  Co-authored by Thomas Wentworth and Cavell Brownie, NCSU.  At the 63rd Annual Meeting of the ASB.  Hosted by Appalachian State University.  Boone, NC.  April 11, 2002.

  • *Scaling Species Dynamics in Longleaf Pine Communities: Effects of Pine Straw Raking.  Co-authored by Thomas Wentworth and Cavell Brownie, NCSU.  At the 61st Annual Meeting of the ASB.  Hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  April 6, 2000.

  • Raking Impacts on Bio-Diversity: Second Year Results and Management Implications.  At the meeting, Ecological & Silvicultural Prescriptions for Longleaf Pine Management & Restoration, organized by the College of Forest Resources, NCSU.  UNC-Wilmington, NC. August 24, 1994.

  • Impacts of Pine Straw Raking on Biodiversity in Coastal Longleaf Ecosystems.  At the meeting, Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration in North Carolina's Coastal Plain, organized by the College of Forest Resources, NCSU.  Kinston, NC.  August 12, 1993.

Departmental and Invited Lectures

  • On Wind, Sand, and Sea: The Timeless Nature of Rachel Carson.  For the Department of Biology, UNCP.  April 4, 2006.

  • Biological Control in the Garden:  “Living Insecticides”, Native Plantings, and Other Nature-Friendly Choices. For the Town & Country Garden Club.  Lumberton, NC.  January 15, 2004.

  • Life on an Island:  Disturbance and Plant Diversity.  For the Department of Biology, UNCP. November 5, 2002.

  • Up in Smoke?  Burning Issues in Forest Ecology.  For the Department of Biology, UNCP. November 6, 2001.

  • Short-Term Effects of Pine Straw Raking on Population Densities of Longleaf Pine Seedlings.  For the Department of Biology, UNCP.  January 16, 2001.

  • Short-Term Effects of Raking on Diversity of Longleaf Pine Communities.  For the Department of Biology, UNCP.  March 24, 1998.

Presentations I have Co-authored (abstracts published or to be published):

  • Smith, Doshie and Lisa Kelly. Population demographics of woody goldenrod (Chrysoma pauciflosculosa) in Lumber River State Park, North Carolina.  At the 107th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) (Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, March 27, 2010) and the 71st Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) (Asheville, NC. April 9, 2010).

  • Post, Sidney and Lisa Kelly. Solenopsis invicta (red imported fire ant): Colony density in clay-based bays (Antioch and Goose Pond Bays, North Carolina)." 107th Meeting of NCAS.

  • Sugar, James, Jon Stucky, Lisa Kelly, and Leon Jernigan.  Vascular Flora, Plant Community Types, Soils and Water Tables in Clay-based Carolina bays in North Carolina.  At the 69th Annual Meeting of the ASB (Spartanburg, SC. April 17, 2008).

  • Brown, S. and L. Kelly.  Preliminary Population Study of Chrysoma pauciflosculosa: A North Carolina State Endangered Plant. At the 104th Annual Meeting of the NCAS (East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. March 31, 2007) and at the 68th Annual Meeting of the ASB (Columbia, South Carolina, April 19, 2007).

Peer Reviewed Papers

Kelly, L. and T.R. Wentworth. 2009. Effects of pine straw raking on population densities of longleaf pine seedlings.  Forest Ecology and Management 259: 1-7.

Kelly, L.  2006.  The vascular flora of Huggins Island, Onslow County, North Carolina. Castanea 71: 295-311.

Kelly, L., T.R. Wentworth, and C. Brownie.  2002.  Scaling species dynamics in Pinus palustris communities: Effects of pine straw raking.  J. of Vegetation Science 13: 755-764.

Kelly, L., T.R. Wentworth, and C. Brownie.  2000.  Short-term effects of pine straw raking on plant species richness and composition of longleaf pine communities.  Forest Ecology and Management 127: 233-247.

Reports

Kelly, L. and D. Smith. 2011. Population demographics of woody goldenrod (Chrysoma pauciflosculosa) in Lumber River State Park, North Carolina. Unpublished final report for Neill Lee, Superintendant, Lumber River State Park, NC.  19 pages.

Kelly, L.  2008. Biological diversity and ecosystems: Present and future potential impacts.  In Kelly, L., P. Sellers, and M. Rosenberg (eds.), Climate Change in North Carolina: Analyses, Implications, and Solutions.  Unpublished report prepared for Erskine Bowles, President of the UNC System.

Kelly, L.  8 February 2004.  Vascular flora of Huggins Island, North Carolina.  Unpublished research report for Hammocks Beach State Park, NC. 26 pages.

Laboratory Manual (unpublished):

Ash, Andrew, Lisa Kelly, and Leon Jernigan.  2007. Field and Laboratory Manual for Principles of Ecology BIO 3040.  Revised edition.  (Used in connection with teaching)

Grant Proposals (funded):

Documenting the Vascular Flora of Huggins Island, North Carolina.  UNCP Faculty Research and Development Grant.  2003.  $1961.

Establishing a Working Herbarium and Plant Data Base.  UNCP Faculty Research and Development Grant.  Fall 1998.  $882.

Co-authored the proposals for the following projects awarded my graduate advisor (NCSU), Dr. Thomas Wentworth:

  1. Assessment of Impacts of Pine Straw Raking on Plant Diversity in Longleaf Pine Stands of Croatan National Forest.  Thomas Wentworth, NCSU, Principal Investigator (PI).  Cooperative Research Agreement between North Carolina Agricultural Research Service and the USDA Forest Service:
    1. Supplement #206 to Contract A8fs-20,147 -- $15000 (1993-1995)
    2. Supplement #203 to Contract A8fs-20,147 -- $15000 (1992-1993)
  2. Assessment of Impacts of Pine Straw Raking on Plant Diversity and Community Dynamics in Longleaf Pine Stands on the Croatan National Forest.  Thomas Wentworth, NCSU, PI.  Challenge Cost-Share Agreement (#A8fs-20,147) between North Carolina Agricultural Research Service and the USDA Forest Service.  $15770 (1991-1992).

NSF Grant Proposal (unfunded):

Kelly, Lisa and John Labadie.  Digitization of the University of North Carolina Herbarium. 2004.  Submitted to the Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Biological Infrastructure, Biological Research Collections, National Science Foundation.  $314,566.

References:

Dr. Andrew Ash
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Department of Biology
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
910-521-6418
andy.ash@uncp.edu

Dr. Thomas Wentworth
Doctoral Advisor
North Carolina State University
Department of Plant Biology
Box 7612
Raleigh, NC 27695-7612
919-515-2168
tom_wentworth@ncsu.edu

Dr. Wm. Bruce Ezell
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Department of Biology
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
910-521-6420
william.ezell@uncp.edu

Dr. Bonnie Kelley
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Department of Biology
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
910-521-6419
bonnie.kelley@uncp.edu

Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2012

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