CV

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Education

Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation, Duke University,  2017
• Dissertation: Fine scale foraging behavior of humpback whales in Southeast Alaska
• Advisors: David W. Johnston and Andrew J. Read
Certificate in College Teaching , 2017
M.S. in Marine Science, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (San José State University), 2009
• Thesis: Marine mammal response to ecosystem variability in Monterey Bay, California
• Advisor: James T. Harvey
B.S. in Zoology with honors, University of Florida, 2000

TEACHING

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Biology, Portland State University,              Fall 2018 – present, Animal Behavior (Biology 412)
Adjunct Instructor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University Vancouver, Fall 2017 – present, Your Future in Life Science (Biology 210), Animal Behavior (Biology 438)
Assistant Instructor, Duke University Marine Lab, Summer 2013, Biology of Marine Mammals
Teaching Assistant, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Spring 2008, Scientific Writing
Teaching Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast, Fall 2004, Introductory Biology Laboratory

STEM Student support

Senior Enrichment Lead, BUILD EXITO, Portland State University, 2019-present
Career Mentor, BUILD EXITO, Portland State University, 2018-present
Program Coordinator S-STEM Bridge, Portland State University, Aug-Sep 2019
Conference Mentor K-12 Day at Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR Feb 2018
Poster Evaluator Mount St. Helens High School STEM Field Study Student Conference, Washington State University Vancouver, Dec 2016
Presentation Evaluator  20th Annual Northwest Student Chapter Meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, University of Washington, May 2016
Undergraduate Research Advisor, Duke University, Jan – Apr 2015

RESEARCH

Education Research Assistant, Portland State University, May 2019 – present
• Supporting urban STEM transfer students in their transition to PSU
Graduate Researcher, Duke University Marine Laboratory,
• Fine scale foraging behavior of humpback whales in Southeast Alaska, 2012-2017
• Foraging behavior of humpback whales in Monterey Bay, CA, 2010-2012
• Trophic interactions at a tidally driven island wake in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, 2010-2011
Research Assistant, Duke University Marine Laboratory, 2009-2010
• Abundance and distribution of protected species in Onslow Bay, NC
Graduate Researcher, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, 2007-2009
• Marine Mammal response to ecosystem variability in Monterey Bay, CA

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Burrows JA, Johnston DW, Straley J, Chenoweth EM, DeRuiter SL, Friedlaender AS (in prep) Role specialization in group foraging humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Tenakee Inlet, Alaska. Marine Mammal Science

Fossette S, Abrahms B, Hazen EL, Bograd SJ, Zilliacus KM, Calambokidis J, Burrows JA, Goldbogen JA, Harvey JT, Marinovic B, Tershy B, Croll DA (2017) Resource partitioning facilitates coexistence in sympatric cetaceans in the California Current. Ecology and Evolution 7(21):9085-9097

Burrows JA, Johnston DW, Straley J, Chenoweth EM, Ware C, Curtice C, DeRuiter SL, Friedlaender AS (2016) Prey density and depth affect the fine-scale foraging behavior of humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae in Sitka Sound, Alaska. Marine Ecology Progress Series 561:245-260

Burrows JA, Harvey JT, Croll DA, Newton KM, Benson SR (2012) Marine mammal response to interannual variability in Monterey Bay, California. Marine Ecology Progress Series 461:257-271

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Gray MJ, Goodwin EC, Burrows J, Shortlidge EE. Do I belong here? STEM support programs can impact undergraduate sense of belonging. Poster presentation at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER) conference, Minneapolis, MN, 26-28 Jul 2019

Burrows J. Evaluating the effectiveness of a career exploration course in the life sciences. Poster presentation at the Gordon Undergraduate Biology Education Research Symposium & Conference. Lewiston, ME, 22-27 Jun 2019

Chenoweth EM, Boswell KM, Friedlaender AS, McPhee MV, Burrows, JA, Heintz R, Straley, JM. Are hatchery-feeding whales trendsetters or desperate scavengers? Poster presentation at Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK, 28-31 Jan 2019

Burrows J, Johnston D, Straley J, Chenoweth E, DeRuiter S, Friedlaender A. Role specialization in group foraging humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Tenakee Inlet, Alaska. Oral presentation at Ocean Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR, 11-16 Feb 2018

Chenoweth EM, Friedlaender AS, Burrows, JA, Boswell KM, Straley JM. Calculating the most efficient prey patches for humpback whales. Poster presentation at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM). Halifax, Canada, 22-27 Oct 2017

Burrows JA, Johnston DW, Straley J, Chenoweth EM, Friedlaender AS. Fine scale foraging behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Sitka Sound, Alaska. Oral presentation at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM). San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec 2015

Fossette S, Bograd S, Hazen E, Newton K, Calambokidis J, Burrows J, Goldbogen J, Harvey J, Marinovic B, Tershey B, Croll D. Body-size driven resource utilization differences between two sympatric whale species: blue whale and humpback whale. Poster presented at Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, HI, 23-28 Feb 2014

Chenoweth E, Straley J, Garrison L, Reifenstuhl S, Watson B, Gray A, Friedlaender AS, Johnston DW, Burrows J. Don’t feed the whales: Humpback whale predation at Alaska’s’ salmon hatcheries. Poster presented at Alaska Marine Science Symposium. Anchorage, AK, 20-24 Jan 2014

Burrows JA, Friedlaender AS, Johnston DW, Chenoweth EM, Straley, JM. Fine-scale foraging behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Southeast Alaska. Poster presented at Biennial Conference for the Society of Marine Mammalogy (SMM). Dunedin, New Zealand, 9- 13 Dec 2013

Burrows JA, Harvey JT, Croll DA, Newton KM, Benson SR, Marinovic BB, Chavez FP. From wind to whales: Marine mammal response to ecosystem variability in Monterey Bay, California. Poster presented at American Cetacean Societies (ACS) 12th International Conference. Monterey Bay, CA, 12-14 Nov 2010

Burrows JA, Harvey JT, Croll DA, Newton KM, Benson SR, Marinovic BB, Chavez FP. From wind to whales: Marine mammal response to ecosystem variability in Monterey Bay, California. Oral presentation at Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS). Virginia Beach, VA, 26-28 Mar 2010

Burrows JA, Harvey JT, Croll DA, Newton KM, Benson SR, Marinovic BB, Chavez FP. From wind to whales: Marine mammal response to ecosystem variability in Monterey Bay, California. Poster presented at 18th Biennial Conference for the Society of Marine Mammalogy (SMM). Québec City, Canada, 12-16 Oct 2009