Dr. Doug McElroy, Associate Vice President for Academic Enrichment and Effectiveness, holds a B.S. degree in Marine Science from Southampton College of Long Island University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology from the University of Maine. He was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Zoology at Arizona State University, and came to WKU in 1993 as a faculty member in the Department of Biology, where he currently holds the rank of Professor. He has also held appointments as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Nairobi and Director of the University Honors Program at WKU.
His research interests in biology include wildlife molecular forensics, population and conservation genetics. More recently, he has focused his research on multivariate approaches to documenting student learning, and the application of evolutionary principles to issues of curricular change and higher education reform.