Dr. Caitlin O-Connell-Rodwell open lectures on her elephant research

O’Connell-Rodwell will host several open presentations on her research. They will be held in the Arts & Science Auditorium at 7 p.m.

  • The Social Lives of Elephants:
  • The Science of Sound: Can Elephants Hear Through Their Feet?:
  • Dominance Hierarchies: What Does it Take to be an Elephant Don?:
  • The Elephant-Human Interface and Associated Conservation Dilemmas:
  • Using Animal Behavior to Solve Conservation Problems: From Coral Polyps to Flamingos to Elephants:
  • Employing the Conservancy Model to Ensure Human Health:

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CCaitlin O'Connell-RodwellCaitlin O’Connell-Rodwellaitlin O’Connell-Rodwell comes to Georgia College this spring semester as the inaugural Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar.

The program was established in 2011 to reinforce Georgia College’s liberal arts mission by providing a rare and exciting opportunity for the college community to work alongside a nationally recognized scholar-in-residence.

O’Connell-Rodwell is a faculty member of Stanford University’s School of Medicine and a world-renowned expert on elephants.

Over the last 20 years, she has dedicated her research to studying elephant communication and how their societies are constructed and maintained.

O’Connell-Rodwell’s research has been published in more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and popular magazines including Smithsonian, The Writer and Africa Geographic.

She is also the author of the internationally acclaimed nonfiction science memoir, The Elephant’s Secret Sense and has published An Elephant’s Life,which is a photo book.

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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