Curriculum Vitae




Steve Yanoviak, Ph.D.

Department of Biology, University of Louisville


1999  Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, zoology. Dissertation: Community ecology of  water-filled tree holes in Panama. Awarded dissertation of the year in College of Math and Science. Advisor: O. M. Fincke

1993  M.S. Purdue University, entomology. Thesis: A comparison of aquatic macro-invertebrate assemblages in lake-outlet and dendritic streams of the Huron Mountain region of Michigan. Advisor: W. P. McCafferty

1991 B.S. Auburn University, entomology, magna cum laude. Mentor: G. W. Folkerts



2014-pres.   Associate Prof. & Endowed Chair of Conservation. Department of Biology, University of Louisville

2012-2014   Assistant Prof. & Endowed Chair of Conservation. Department of Biology, University of Louisville

2007-2012   Assistant Professor. Department of Biology, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2001-2007   Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

1999-2001   Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

1999             Postdoctoral Research Associate. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK



Fulbright Scholar                                              Smithsonian Fellow

Phi Kappa Phi                                                    Sigma Xi

Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society                     Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society

Who's Who in Science and Engineering



NSF DEB-1252614 CAREER: "Overcoming crown shyness: lianas determine ant community structure in the tropical rain forest canopy"

NSF IOS-0843120 "How to fall from trees: biomechanics and ecology of gliding in arthropods"

Franklin Research Award, American Philosophical Society, "Lianas affect canopy ant diversity"

National Geographic Society, CRE 8352-07, "On the biogeography of salt" (co-PI)

National Geographic Society, CRE 7896-05, "Gliding flight in tropical canopy ants" (PI)