Alan Molumby

Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Prairie

  PhD, University of Chicago

First and foremost, I consider myself to be a science educator. As H.G.
Wells put it, “Human history becomes more and more a race between
education and catastrophe”, and science education has never been more
essential to our lives.

I also have a small but rewarding research program focused on
pollinators that pollinate flowers and decompose carrion, in urban
areas.  My efforts focus on documenting which species live in urbanized
environments and natural areas adjacent to Chicago, and examining the
ways they use the resources available to them.

Recently, I became director of the James Woodworth Prairie.  This
prairie is one of the last remaining tallgrass prairies east of the
Mississippi, and it harbors many species that are not found in many
other places.

Representative talks/lectures
The Future of Humanity talk
Bee biodiversity habitat talk
What is Out There-Intro Bios 101 Lecture
Coevolution-Bios 240 Lecture
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Contact Information

Office: 3084 SELE, MC 067
Phone: 312-996-2994
Fax: 312-413-2435