graduate students

The Vance-Chalcraft lab ( at East Carolina University is recruiting M.S. students who are interested in community ecology, outreach, or biology education research for Fall 2019. My research interests are diverse but include areas such as predator-prey interactions in aquatic systems, the benefits of incorporating citizen science projects into courses, and how graduate teaching assistants’ self-efficacy and teaching practices are impacted by professional development experiences.


Funding is available to support students.  If you are interested, please email the following information to

– a short summary of how your interests may complement one or more of my research interests

– a c.v./resume or listing of relevant research, outreach, and/or teaching experiences

– your undergraduate institution, degree field, graduation date, and overall gpa

– your GRE scores (by category)


Please let me know if you have any questions.  After we correspond, the formal university application should be submitted before January 15th.


Thank you,




Dr. Heather Vance-Chalcraft

Faculty Fellow, Office for Faculty Excellence

Director of Outreach, East Carolina Biodiversity Initiative

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858