Amanda Sparkman

Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: (805) 565-6283
Email: sparkman@westmont.edu
Office Location: Biology Annex

Office Hours
Monday: 9:15-10:15am
Tuesday: 10:00-11:00am
Thursday: 10:00-12:00pm
or by appointment

Specialization
Life-history Evolution, Comparative Endocrinology, Behavioral Ecology

Dr. Amanda Sparkman graduated from Westmont College in 2003 with degrees in both English and Biology. She attended graduate school at Iowa State University, earning a Ph.D in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2009.

For the next two years, she was a post-doctoral researcher at Trent University in Ontario, Canada. Her primary research emphases are the evolution of life histories in snakes and social and population dynamics of wolves.

Dr. Sparkman joined the Westmont faculty in 2012. She will be teaching Introduction to Life Sciences, General Biology, General Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Behavioral Ecology and Ornithology/Herpetology courses.