Dr. J. Andrew Roberts

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Associate Professor & Ohio State Newark Research Coordinator

  • (Newark) The Ohio State University at Newark, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055, Office: 347 Alford Center
  • (Columbus) The Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, 318 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, Office: 320 Aronoff Lab, Lab: 1508 & 1534 Museum of Biological Diversity
  • Email: roberts.762@osu.edu
  • Phone: 740-366-9178
  • Skype: j.andrew.roberts
  • Twitter: @spiderprofessor

Recent Appointments

Academic 

  • Associate Professor (2010-present). Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University at Newark

Administrative 

  • Project Director (2021-present). Ohio Means Science (OHMS) Scholars Program.
  • Research Coordinator (2011-present). The Ohio State University at Newark. (Responsibilities) 1) Monitor progress on externally funded research programs; 2) Write specifications for evaluation or monitoring of programs by outside agencies; 3) Assist department personnel in writing periodic reports to comply with grant requirements; Maintain files on grants and monitor paperwork connected with grant-funded programs; 4) Report on campus’s grant activity; 5) Liaison with personnel in the Office of Sponsored Programs; 6) Track indirect cost recovery (IDC) and communicate with principal investigators about the distribution and expenditure of IDC funds.

Education

  • PhD (2003) University of Cincinnati (Biological Sciences; Behavioral Ecology) Dissertation Title: Multi-modal Communication in Spiders: Information Content and Consequences of Signal Apparency. Dr. George W. Uetz, Advisor
  • MS (2001) (Non-Thesis), University of Cincinnati (Biological Sciences; Chemical Ecology)
  • BS (1995) Purdue University (Neurophysiology)

Recent Grant Support

  • Scholarly Activities Grant (2022) The Ohio State University at Newark, JA Roberts (PI) & SA Weyrauch (Co-PI). “Project Wild Coshocton: Culmination of a Five-Year Occupancy Study, and Applied Bobcat Conservation through Artificial Den Construction” $4,000.00
  • National Science Foundation Grant (2021) (NSF/DUE Award 2130281 from NSF 21-550 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics to The Ohio State University); JA Roberts (PI/PD), WL MacDonald (co-PI), K Goodell (co-PI), MT Buelow (co-PI), & E Weiser (co-PI). “Enhancing a Transfer Pathway to Improve STEM Student Success” $1,444,207.00
  • Scholarly Activities Grant (2020) The Ohio State University at Newark, JA Roberts (PI) & SA Weyrauch (Co-PI). “The Wild Coshocton Project Pushes West: Tracking Bobcats’ Return to Licking County” $4,000.00
  • Scholarly Activities Grant (2018) The Ohio State University at Newark, JA Roberts (PI) & SA Weyrauch (Co-PI). “Wild Coshocton: A camera-trapping program to monitor bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Coshocton county” $4,000.00
  • Small Grant (2017) Ohio Biological Survey, JA Roberts (PI) & SA Weyrauch (Co-PI). “Project wild Coshocton: Expanding a camera-trapping program to monitor bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Coshocton county” $500.00
  • Scholarly Activities Grant (2017) The Ohio State University at Newark, JA Roberts (PI) & SA Weyrauch (Co-PI). “Wild Coshocton: Expanding a camera-trapping program to monitor bobcats (Lynx rufus) in Coshocton county” $3,936.00
  • Regional Campus Research and Creative Activity Grant (2016) The Ohio State University, College of Arts and Sciences, JA Roberts (PI). “Context-dependent mate choice in spiders” $2000.00

Teaching

Course Instruction

  • Introductory Biology (Bio 1101/HE1101)
  • Introductory Entomology (Entomol 1101)
  • Human Biology (Bio 1102)
  • Biological Sciences: Form, Function, Diversity, and Ecology (Bio 1114)

2 thoughts on “Dr. J. Andrew Roberts

    • It does not, only because I don’t teach undergraduate research seminars every year. I’m happy to share the seminar list if you contact me by email!

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