Curriculum Vitae

Cory B. Goff

goff@txstate.edu                                                                      6002 E Valley Forge Ave

(540) 425-4630                                                                             San Antonio, TX 78233

 

EDUCATION: 

2015 – Present   Texas State University – Ph.D. in Aquatic Resources, Advanced to Candidacy

2013 – 2015       Marshall University – M.S. in Biological Sciences

Certificate Program: Geospatial Information Science

2012                   Penn Foster Career School – Career Diploma in Wildlife/Forestry Conservation

2008 – 2012       Liberty University – B.S. in Biology: Environmental Science

 

EMPLOYMENT:

2015 – Present   Instructional Assistant – Texas State University: Dr. Andrea Aspbury

2016 – 2017       Research Assistant – Texas State University: Dr. Caitlin Gabor; Funded through collaborative grant with Dr. Susan Walls, USGS Wetland & Aquatic Research Center, Gainesville, FL

2013 – 2015       Graduate Teaching 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:

2018    Best Doctoral Student Presentation: Texas State University Biology Student Colloquium

2018    Doctoral Institutional Assistantship: Texas State University (Spring semester)

2017    Graduate College Scholarship: Texas State University – $2000 awarded over 2 semesters

2017    Doctoral Institutional Assistantship: Texas State University (Fall semester)

2017    Research Assistantship: Texas State University (Spring Semester)

2016    Graduate College Scholarship: Texas State University – $2000 awarded over 2 semesters

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 – $6600 awarded over 2 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

 

PUBLICATIONS:

2018                   Novarro, A.J., Gabor, C.R., Goff, C.B., Mezebish, T.D., Thompson, L.M. and Grayson, K.L. Physiological responses to elevated temperature across the geographic range of a terrestrial salamander. (in review).

Miscellaneous Press:

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.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

2018                   Conservation Physiology: Examining Links Between Environmental Stress and Amphibian Declines. Texas State University Biology Student Colloquium. Oral Presentation.

2018                   Applying Conservation Physiology to Examine the Effects of Temperature and CORT on Amphibians. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Poster Presentation.

2017                   Core vs. Periphery: Linking Amphibian Declines to Habitat Quality and Increased Stress. Texas Herpetological Society Annual Symposium. Oral Presentation.

2017                   Core vs. Periphery: Linking Amphibian Declines to Habitat Quality and Increased Stress. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Oral Presentation.

2016                   Core versus Periphery: Linking Environmental Variables and Stress with Amphibian Declines. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Poster Presentation.

2016                   Are Declining Populations of the Ornate Chorus Frog, Pseudacris ornata, More Stressed than Stable Populations? Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Poster Presentation.

2016                   Natural movement behavior of two Plethodon salamanders near roads and trails. Texas State University Biology Student Colloquium. Poster Presentation.

2015                   Natural movement behavior of two Plethodon salamanders near roads and trails. Texas Herpetological Society Annual Symposium. Poster Presentation.

2014                   Effects of trails and roads on Plethodon salamander movement behavior. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. Poster Presentation.

2013                   Cheat Mountain Salamander Distribution. Marshall University GIS Day. Poster Presentation. In partial fulfillment of GEO-526: Principles of GIS

2012                   The Peaks of Otter Salamander: Factors restricting it to montane forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Liberty University Research Symposium. Oral Presentation.

2011                   The Peaks of Otter Salamander: Factors restricting it to montane forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Virginia Herpetological Society Annual Meeting. Oral Presentation.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2017                   Texas State University – Invited lecturer for Dr. Caitlin Gabor teaching two classes of BIO 1431: Organismal Biology and one field trip.

2016                   St. Edwards University – Invited lecturer for Vertebrate Biology class: taught herpetology lecture with dissections to a class of undergraduate students.

 

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH:

2017                   Sunset After-school Program – Conducted two science-related activities with 3rd-5th grade elementary students at DeZevala Elementary School, San Marcos, TX

2017                   Eden Park Academy – Volunteer judge for elementary and middle school science fair

2016                   Sunset After-school Program – Conducted two science-related activities to 3rd-5th grade elementary students at Crockett Elementary School, San Marcos, TX

2016                   Hot Science, Cool Talks: Educated public and students on threatened or endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer, how to reduce impacts, and basic amphibian identification.

2016                   Barton Springs University: Educated public and students on threatened and endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer and how to reduce impacts.

2015                   Texas Herpetological Society – Volunteer coordinator for annual meeting

2015                   Sunset After-school Program – Conducted two science-related activities to 3rd-5th grade elementary students at Crockett Elementary School, San Marcos, TX

2015                   Barton Springs University: Educated public and students on threatened and endangered species of the Edwards Aquifer and how to reduce impacts.

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 students from local schools on wetland dependent wildlife and their survival needs with live exhibits.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

2009 – 2012       Liberty University – Salamander Research Team

2010 – 2011       Liberty University – Eastern Box Turtle Research

2008                   Claytor Nature Study Center – Volunteer instructor for weekly school outreach programs.

1997 – 2008       Roanoke Valley Bird Club – Official counter and HMANA reporter for Fall raptor migration.

2007                   National Park Service – Conducted transect surveys for Cerulean Warblers along Blue Ridge Parkway, VA.

2007                   National Park Service – Surveyed streams along Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology – Current Member
  • American Society for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists – Current Member
  • Texas Herpetological Society – Current Member
  • Herpetologists’ League – Current Member
  • Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles – Current Member
  • Virginia Herpetological Society – Current Member
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