B.A., Wittenberg University, 2005, Biology
M.S., Central Michigan University, 2012, Conservation Biology
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2015, Wildlife Genetics
Willoughby is an expert in the areas of molecular ecology and evolution, conservation genetics and genomics.
Teaching Responsibilities: Wildlife conservation history and law.
Research Interests: Broadly, Willoughby is interested in how wild populations evolve, and in particular how populations evolve in response to changes in their environment. Her research relies heavily on next-generation sequencing data coupled with computationally intensive analyses of these data, characterization of various genetic markers and pedigrees, and agent-based models.