Cory B. Goff
6002 E Valley Forge Ave
San Antonio, TX 78233
2015 – Present Texas State University – Ph.D. in Aquatic Resources
2013 – 2015 Marshall University – M.S. in Biological Sciences
Certificate Program: Geospatial Information Science
Master’s Thesis: Effects of roads and trails on Peaks of Otter Salamander (Plethodon hubrichti) and Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) movement behavior.
2012 Penn Foster Career School – Career Diploma in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation
2008 – 2012 Liberty University – B.S. in Biology: Environmental Science
Honors: Cum Laude & Outstanding Research Award
2016 – Present Research Assistant – Texas State University
2015 – Present Instructional Assistant – Texas State University
2013 – 2015 Graduate Assistant – Marshall University
2013 Forestry Aid (GS-03) – US Forest Service
Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger Districts: Natural Bridge, VA
2012 – 2013 Chemistry Teacher – Alliance Christian Academy
2012 Forestry Aid (GS-03, STEP) – US Forest Service
Glenwood & Pedlar Ranger Districts: Sherando Lake Recreation Area, Lyndhurst, VA
2010 – 2011 Forestry Aid (GS-03, STEP) – US Forest Service
Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area: Marion, VA
2009 – 2012 Teacher Assistant – Liberty University: Lynchburg, VA
2009 Camp Naturalist & Logistics Coordinator – Camp Bethel: Fincastle, VA
AWARDS AND HONORS:
2016 Doctoral Institutional Assistantship: Texas State University (Fall Semester)
2016 Research Assistantship: Texas State University (Spring Semester)
2015 Doctoral Institutional Assistantship: Texas State University (Fall Semester)
2015 Doctoral Merit Fellowship: Texas State University – $9000 awarded over 3 semesters
2015 Graduate Fellowship: Marshall University College of Science (Spring semester)
2014 Honorable Mention Student Poster: The Wildlife Society Annual Conference
2014 Graduate Travel Grant: Marshall University Graduate College – $200 awarded
2014 Biological Sciences Lab Manual Royalty Fund: Marshall University – $415 awarded
2014 Summer Thesis Award: Marshall University – $500 awarded
2014 Grants in Herpetology: Virginia Herpetological Society – $500 awarded
2014 Graduate Fellowship: Marshall University College of Science (Spring and Fall semesters)
2013 Graduate Fellowship: Marshall University College of Science (Fall semester)
2012 Cum Laude: Liberty University
2012 Outstanding Research Graduate Award: Liberty University
2011 1st Place Student Presentation: Virginia Herpetological Society
2010 Certified Virginia Master Naturalist: Central Virginia Master Naturalists
2009 – 2012 Salamander Research Team – Liberty University: Continued research with Peaks of Otter Salamander distribution, survival, and competition with the Red-backed Salamander.
2010 – 2011 Eastern Box Turtle Research – Liberty University: Tracked and documented movements of 2 resident and 2 nonresident box turtles using radio telemetry, and marking locations using a GPS to determine home ranges and effect of hard and soft releases.
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND PRESS:
2016 Poster Presentation: Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists – Are declining populations of the Ornate Chorus Frog, Pseudacris ornata, more stressed than stable populations?
2016 Poster Presentation: Texas State University Biology Student Colloquium – Natural movement behavior of two Plethodon salamanders near roads and trails.
2015 Poster Presentation: Texas Herpetological Society Annual Symposium – Natural movement behavior of two Plethodon salamanders near roads and trails.
2014 Poster Presentation: The Wildlife Society Annual Conference – Student Research-in-Progress (SRIP) Poster: Effects of trails and roads on Plethodon salamander movement behavior. Honorable Mention awarded.
2014 Davis Creek Watershed Association Outreach Event: Educated the public on local, native amphibians and reptile species with live exhibits.
2014 Marshall University Water Festival: Educated school children on wildlife dependent on wetlands for survival with live exhibits.
2013 Poster Presentation: Marshall University GIS Day– Cheat Mountain Salamander Distribution. In partial fulfillment of GEO-526: Principles of GIS
2013 Photo credits: The Design of Life – A Zoology Lab Manual: Biology 225. 2013. Norman Reichenbach, Liberty University.
2012 Promotional Video: Liberty University – Interview and promotional video documenting ongoing salamander research and educational achievements.
2012 Presentation: Liberty University Research Symposium – The Peaks of Otter salamander: Factors restricting it to montane forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
2011 Presentation: Virginia Herpetological Society Annual Meeting – The Peaks of Otter salamander: Factors restricting it to montane forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
2015 Texas Herpetological Society Annual Meeting – 4 hours Volunteer coordinator
2008 Claytor Nature Study Center – 60 hours Volunteer instructor
1997 – 2008 Roanoke Valley Bird Club Raptor Migration – 250+ hours Volunteer counter
2007 Cerulean Warbler Research – 12 hours Volunteer surveyor
2007 Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Collection – 10 hours Volunteer surveyor
ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES:
- American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists – Current Member
- Herpetologists’ League – Current Member
- Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles – Current Member
- Virginia Herpetological Society – Current Member