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Jennifer Fewell

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President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Education

PhD, 1988, University of Colorado, Boulder

Publications
  • Clark, RM and JH Fewell. Transitioning from unstable to stable colony growth in the desert leafcutter ant Acromyrmex versicolor. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2014).
  • Clark, RM and JH Fewell. Social Dynamics drive selection in cooperative associations of ant queens. Behavioral Ecology (2014).
  • Noa Pinter-Wollman, Elizabeth A. Hobson, Jennifer E. Smith, Andrew J. Edelman, Daizaburo Shizuka, Shermin de Silva, James S. Waters, Steven D. Prager, Takao Sasaki, George Wittemyer, Jennifer Fewell, and David B. McDonald. Response to comments on the dynamics of network dynamics. Behavioral Ecology (2014).
  • Overson, R, J Gadau, RM Clark, SC Pratt and JH Fewell. Behavioral transitions with the evolution of cooperative nest founding by harvester ant queens. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2014).
  • Holbrook, CT, P Kukuk and JH Fewell. Increased group size promotes division of labour in de novo groups of sweat bees. Behavior 150:1449-1466 (2013).
  • Holbrook, CT, TH Eriksson, RP Overson, J Gadau, JH Fewell. Colony-size effects on task organization in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus. Insectes Sociaux (2013).
  • Hamilton, A and J.H. Fewell. Groups, individuals and the emergence of sociality. From Groups to Individuals: Evolution and Emerging Individuality (2013).
  • Fewell, JH, D Armbruster, J Ingraham, A Petersen, JS Waters. Basketball teams as strategic networks. PLoS One (2012).
  • Linksvayer, TA, JH Fewell, J Gadau and MD Laubichler. Developmental evolution in social insects: Regulatory networks from genes to societies. Journal of Experimental Zoology (2012).
  • Waters, JS and JH Fewell. Information processing in social insect networks. PLoS One (2012).
  • Holbrook, CT, P Barden and JH Fewell. Division of labor increases with colony size in the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus. Behavioral Ecology (2011).
  • Waters, J.S., C.T. Holbrook, J.H. Fewell and J.F. Harrison. Allometric scaling of metabolism, growth and activity in whole colonies of the seed-harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex californicus. American Naturalist (2010).
  • Anderson, KE, CR Smith, TA Linksvayer, BM Mott, J Gadau and JH Fewell. Modeling the maintenance of a dependent lineage system: the influence of positive frequency-dependent selection on sex ratio. Evolution (2009).
  • Holbrook, C.T., R.M. Clark, R. Jeanson, S.M. Bertram, P.F. Kukuk, and J.H. Fewell. Emergence and consequences of division of labor in associations of normally solitary sweat bees. Ethology (2009).
  • Gadau, Juergen; Fewell, Jennifer Harrison. Organization of Insect Societies: From Genomes to Sociocomplexity. (2009).
  • Fewell, JH, S Schmidt and T Taylor. Division of labor in the context of complexity. Organization of Insect Societies: From Genomes to Sociocomplexity (2009).
  • . . Insect Societies: From genomes to sociality (2008).
  • R Jeanson, Jennifer Fewell, R Gorelick, S Bertram. Emergence of increased division of labor as a function of group size. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2007).
  • J Harrison, Jennifer Fewell, K Anderson, G Loper. Environmental physiology of the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honeybees. Integrative and Comparative Biology (2006).
  • K Anderson, B Holldobler, Jennifer Fewell, B Mott, J Gadau. Population-wide lineage frequencies predict genetic load in the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2006).
  • K Anderson, J Gadau, B Mott, R Johnson, A Altamirano, C Strehl, Jennifer Fewell. Distribution and Evolutionary History of Genetic Caste Determination in seed harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex barbatus and Pogonomyrmex rugosus. Ecology (2006).
  • R Clark, K Anderson, J Gadau, Jennifer Fewell. Behavioral regulation of genetic caste determination in a Pogonomyrmex population with dependent lineages. Ecology (2006).
  • R Jeanson, P Kukuk, Jennifer Fewell. Emergence of division of labour in halictine bees: contributions of social interactions and behavioural variance. Animal Behaviour (2005).
  • Grayson, D, Harrison, J, Fewell, Jennifer. Foraging effort and metabolism in European and African honey bees. (2005).
  • Harrison, J, Fewell, Jennifer, Grayson, D, Hunt, G, Barnd, B. An environmental physiologist perspective on the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honey bees. (2005).
  • Clarke, R, Fewell, Jennifer Harrison. Eusociality. Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (2004).
  • G Julian, Jennifer Fewell. Genetic variation and task specialization in the desert leaf-cutter ant, Acromyrmex versicolor. Animal Behaviour (2004).
  • R Gorelick, S Bertram, P Killeen, Jennifer Fewell. Normalized mutual entropy in biology: Quantifying division of labor. American Naturalist (2004).
  • S Cahan, Jennifer Fewell. Division of labor and the evolution of task sharing in queen associations of the ant Pogonomyrmex californicus. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2004).
  • E Feuerbacher, Jennifer Fewell, S Roberts, E Smith, J Harrison. Effects of load type (pollen or nectar) and load mass on hovering metabolic rate and mechanical power output in the honey bee Apis mellifera. Journal of Experimental Biology (2003).
  • J Sullivan, S Fahrbach, Jon Harrison, E Capaldi, Jennifer Fewell, G Robinson. Juvenile hormone and division of labor in honey bee colonies: effects of allatectomy on flight behavior and metabolism. Journal of Experimental Biology (2003).
  • Jennifer Fewell. Social Insect Networks. Science (2003).
  • S Bertram, R Gorelick, Jennifer Fewell. Colony response to graded resource changes:an analytical model of the influence of genotype, environment, and dominance. Theoretical Population Biology (2003).
  • Jennifer Fewell, R Page. Colony-level selection effects on individual foraging task performance in honey bees, Apis mellifera L. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (2000).
  • Pinter-Wollman, N, EA Hobson, JE Smith, AJ Edelman, D Shizuka, S de Silva, JS Waters, SD Prager, T Sasaki, G Wittemyer, JH Fewell and D McDonald. The dynamics of animal social networks: analytical, conceptual, and theoretical advances. Behavioral Ecology online (0).
  • Fewell, JH and Gadau, J. Costs and benefits of cooperation: primary polygyny in harvester ants. 17th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) (0).
  • Harrison, Jon, Waters, James, Holbrook, Carter Tate, Fewell, Jennifer. Scaling of energetics and division of labor in social insects. 17th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 436Sociobiology & Behavioral Ecol
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 496Undergraduate Thesis
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
BIO 496Undergraduate Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 436Sociobiology & Behavioral Ecol
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
ANB 602Current Issues In Behavior
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 436Sociobiology & Behavioral Ecol
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
ANB 602Current Issues In Behavior
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 189Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 331Animal Behavior
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Presentations
  • Haney, BR and JH Fewell. The evolution and reproductive consequences of primary polygyny in a harvester ant. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (Nov 2014).
  • Fewell, Jennifer, and Jon Harrison. Scaling of energetics and the organization of work in harvester ant colonies. 7th International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research (Oct 2014).
  • Oyita Udiani, J. Fewell, Y. Kang,. Dynamics of social behavior and task performance in cooperative ant foundress association. The Seventh International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research (Oct 2014).
  • Xiaohui Guo, J. Valenzuela, Y. Kang, J. Fewell,. An agent-­-based-­-model of ants' antennations: the social network dynamics of ant colon. 7th International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research (Oct 2014).
  • Clark, Rebecca and Fewell, Jennifer. Extremes in social complexity: Colony development and the division of labor of leafcutter ant colonies. 7th International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research (Oct 2014).
  • JH Fewell. Social dynamics and selection for cooperation in groups of harvester ant queens. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting (Aug 2014).
  • Fewell, JH and Gadau, J. Costs and benefits of cooperation: primary polygyny in harvester ants. 17th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) (Jul 2014).
  • Harrison, Jon, Waters, James, Holbrook, Carter Tate, Fewell, Jennifer. Scaling of energetics and division of labor in harvester ants. 17th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Cairns, Australia, (Jul 2014).
  • Fewell, JH. Self organization and the transition to cooperative sociality. Invited seminar at Michigan State University, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program (Feb 2014).
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Self organization and division of labor in insect societies. Invited seminar at Michigan State University, BEACON center (Feb 2014).
  • Fewell, JH. Ant foundress associations and the transition to cooperative sociality. Invited seminar at Michigan State University, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program (Feb 2014).
  • BR Haney and JH Fewell. Reproductive consequences of primary polygyny in a harvester ant population. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting (Nov 2013).
  • JH Fewell, D Rubenstein and J Hunt, PI's. Building a large-scale database for social evolution. NESCent working group on building a large scale data base for social evolution (Sep 2013).
  • BR Haney and JH Fewell. Reproductive consequences of primary polygyny in a harvester ant population. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting (Aug 2013).
  • Z Shaffer, SC Pratt, and JH Fewell. The foundress' dilemma: Group selection for cooperation among queens of Pogonomyrmex californicus. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting (Aug 2013).
  • JH Fewell. Social dynamics and social selection in ant foundress associations. Invited Seminar, University of Pittsburgh (Mar 2013).
  • Fewell, JH. Connecting network structure to function in social and social insect networks. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America (Nov 2012).
  • Fewell, JH and JF Harrison. Energy matters: metabolism and life history strategies in Africanized and European honey bees. Annual Meeting, Entomological Society of America (Nov 2012).
  • Mallot, E, A Thompson, S Neuberg and J Fewell. Lying: the making of the world. interdisciplinary conference (Oct 2012).
  • Fewell, JH. What can social insects tell us about group cooperation and cohesion?. Ringberg symposium: Biological Determinants & Contingencies of Economic Behavior (Jul 2012).
  • JH Fewell, P Abbot, D Rubenstein E Lacey and J Hunt,. Building a large-scale database of sociality. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting (Jun 2012).
  • Drake, L, Clark, R, Fewell, J. Division of labor scales with colony size in desert leafcutter ants. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting (Jun 2012).
  • Holbrook, CT, Fewell, JH. How does colony size affect task organization in the ant Pogonomyrmex californicus?. Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting (Jun 2012).
  • Barnard, M, Haney, B, Helmkampf, M, Fewell, JH. Accepting the costs as well as the benefits? Assessing variance in investment to costly tasks by queens of a polygynous ant. Animal Behavior Society (Jun 2012).
  • Fewell, JH. Ants and Basketball: connecting network structure to group function. Symposium on animal social networks, University of Wyoming (Apr 2012).
  • JH Fewell, D Rubenstein and J Hunt, PI's. Building a large-scale database for social evolution. NESCent working group on building a large scale data base for social evolution (Feb 2012).
  • JH Fewell. Social insects as models for human social organizations. Working group on Integrating evolutionary theory with behavioral economics (Nov 2011).
  • JH Fewell, D Rubenstein and J Hunt, PI's. Building a large-scale database for social evolution. NESCent working group on building a large scale data base for social evolution (Jul 2011).
  • Fewell, JH, D Armbruster and J Ingraham. Ants and Basketball: team networks. Animal Behavior Society annual meeting (Jul 2011).
  • JH Fewell. Managing the hive: organizing principles in social insects and human social organizations. NSF funded workshop at ASU (May 2011).
  • Fewell, JH and J Waters. Social insects as regulatory networks. Animal Behavior Society (Jul 2010).
  • JH Fewell. Social insect organization: Connections to human social constructs. Social Biomimicry: Conference on Insect Societies and Human Design, Arizona State University (Feb 2010).
  • C.T. Holbrook, and J.H. Fewell. Division of labor scales with colony size in the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus. Social Biomimicry: Conference on Insect Societies and Human Design, Arizona State University (Feb 2010).
  • Fewell, JH, T Deacon and J Hunt. Other regulatory systems in the biological world. NASCent Workshop: The Nature of Regulation (Nov 2009).
  • Shaffer, Z, S Pratt, T Sasaki, J Fewell, M Anderies, M Janssen. The Foundress’ Dilemma: an Agent-Based model of Colony-Founding Strategy in Ants. Annual Conference, N American Association for Computational Social and Organizational Sciences (Oct 2009).
  • Holbrook, CT and JH Fewell. Emergence of division of labor in associations of normally solitary sweat bees. International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress, Cornell University (Aug 2009).
  • Jeanson, R, RM Clark, CT Holbrook, SM Bertram, PF Kukuk, and JH Fewell. Emergence of division of labor in forced associations of solitary individuals. 31st International Ethological Conference, Rennes, France (Aug 2009).
  • Fewell, JH. Self-organization and the emergence of group behaviors. ASU Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity: Groups as Individuals in Social Dynamics (May 2009).
  • Fewell, JH. Social insect networks: How simple parts make complex systems. Allen E Edwards Guest Lecture, Department of Psychology, University of Washington (Feb 2009).
  • Waters, JS, CT Holbrook, JH Fewell, and JF Harrison. Allometric scaling of whole-colony metabolic rate in Pogonomyrmex californicus. Annual Meeting, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, MA (Jan 2009).
  • Holbrook, CT, JS Waters, JF Harrison, and JH Fewell. Social scaling in the seed-harvester ant Pogonomyrmex californicus. North American Section of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Biennial meeting (Oct 2008).
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Evolution and emergence of division of labor in the social insects. Invited Seminar, Dept EEB, University of Arizona (Nov 2006).
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Ant misbehavin. SoLS Studio presentation (Oct 2006).
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Ergonomic networks and division of labor. XV Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Aug 2006).
  • Anderson, K, Gadau, J, Fewell, Jennifer. Obligate polyandry and genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex. XV Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Aug 2006).
  • Clark, R, Fewell, Jennifer. Does decreased division of labor lead to improved fitness in foundress associations of Pogonomyrmex californicus?. XV Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Aug 2006).
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Self-organization of division of labor in new social groups. Animal Behavior Society, 43rd Annual Meeting (Aug 2006).
  • Grayson, D, Fewell, Jennifer, Harrison, J. Size alone does not account for differences in metabolic rate between Africanized and European honey bees. Animal Behavior Society, 43rd Annual Meeting (Aug 2006).
  • Grayson, D, Fewell, Jennifer, Harrison, J. Size alone does not account for differences in metabolic rate between Africanized and European honey bees. XV Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (Aug 2006).
  • Grayson, D, Harrison, J, Fewell, Jennifer. Foraging effort and metabolism in European and African honey bees. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual meeting (Jan 2006).
  • Harrison, J, Fewell, Jennifer. An environmental physiologist perspective on the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honey bees. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual meeting (Jan 2006).
  • Barnd, B, Grayson, D, Fewell, Jennifer, Harrison, Jon, Hunt, G. QTL Affecting Metabolic Rate & Body Size Differences Between Africanized and European Honey Bees. Annual meeting, Entomological Society of America (Nov 2005).
  • Clark, Rebecca, Anderson, Kirk, Fewell, Jennifer. Behavioral regulation of genetic caste determination in harvester ants. Annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Snowbird, UT (Aug 2005).
  • Grayson, Dina, Keyel, Alexander, Fewell, Jennifer, Harrison, Jon. Metabolism and foraging behavior in European and African honeybees. Entomological Society of America annual meeting (Nov 2004).
  • Clark, Rebecca, Anderson, Kirk, Johnson, Robert, Fewell, Jennifer. Mechanisms of genetic caste determination in an ant hybrid zone. Entomological Society of America annual meeting (Nov 2004).
  • Fewell, Jennifer, Anderson, Kirk, Johnson, Robert, Gadau, Juergen. Genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants. Entomological Society of America annual meeting (Nov 2004).
  • Jeanson, Raphael, Kukuk, Penelope, Fewell, Jennifer. Emergence of task specialization in halictine bees. North American Section Meeting, IUSSI (Oct 2004).
  • Gorelick, Root, Bertram, Susan, Killeen, Peter, Fewell, Jennifer. Normalized mutual entropy in biology: quantifying division of labor. North American Section Meeting, IUSSI (Oct 2004).
  • Anderson, Kirk, Johnson, Robert, Gadau, Juergen, Fewell, Jennifer. Genetic caste determination in Pogonomyrmex harvester ants. North American Section Meeting, IUSSI (Oct 2004).
  • Grayson, Dina, Keyel, Alexander, Fewell, Jennifer, Harrison, Jon. Metabolism and foraging behavior in European and African honey bees. North American Section Meeting, IUSSI (Oct 2004).
  • Gorelick, Root, Bertram, Susan, Fewell, Jennifer. Theoretical approaches to understand social organization. 4th Santa Fe Workshop on Social Insects, Margetschoecheim (Sep 2004).
  • Fewell, Jennifer, Anderson, K, Johnson, R, Gadau, J. Genetic determination of the reproductive caste in harvester ants. Animal Behavior Society annual meeting (Jun 2004).
  • Grayson, D, Keyel, A, Fewell, Jennifer, Harrison, J. Metabolism and foraging rate in European and Africanized honey bees. Animal Behavior Society annual meeting (Jun 2004).
  • Grayson, Dina, Harrison, Jon, Fewell, Jennifer. Student Poster Competition: Phosphorus as a possible mechanism for faster growth in Africanized honey bees. Entomological Society of America, annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Dynamics of an ant hybrid zone. Annual Center for Insect Studies Poster Hexapodium
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Energetic costs of thermoregulative behavior in bumble bees:. Annual meeting, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, German Section
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Group size and division of labor in ants. Animal Behavior Society
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Normalized mutual entropy in biology: quantifying division of labor. 2nd International Workshop on Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects
  • Fewell, Jennifer. Quantifying division of labor. Animal Behavior Society
  • Griffin, William, Schmidt, S, Nara, Atsushi, Torrens, Paul, Fewell, Jennifer, Sechler, Casey. Integrating ABM & GIS to Model Typologies of Playgroup Dynamics in Preschool Children. Agent 2007: Complex Interaction and Social Emergence
Service
  • ASU Distinguished Teaching Academy, member (2012 - Present)
  • ASU Distinguished Teaching Academy, member (2012 - Present)
  • ASU Distinguished Teaching Academy, member (2012 - Present)
  • Journal of Bioeconomics, Editorial Board member (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Bioeconomics, Editorial Board member (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Bioeconomics, Editorial Board member (2011 - Present)
  • Journal of Bioeconomics, Editorial Board member (2011 - Present)
  • ASU Accreditation Committee, Section leader for Criterion 3 (2011 - Present)
  • ASU Accreditation Committee, Section leader for Criterion 3 (2011 - Present)
  • Ask a Biologist, contributor (2011 - Present)
  • SoLS Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Committee, member (2010 - Present)
  • ABRCMS-MARC conference, Student Poster judge: poster abstracts (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association, Executive Board member and past president (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association, Executive Board member and past president (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association, Executive Board member and past president (2009 - Present)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association, Member, Steering committee (2009 - Present)
  • ABRCMS-MARC conference, Student Poster judge and student mentor (2006 - Present)
  • OISB Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • OISB Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • OISB Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • OISB Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • OISB Personnel Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • Outreach to local elementary schools, Visiting scientist: 1-2 times per year (2006 - Present)
  • Seminar in social complexity, Participant, help in organization (2005 - Present)
  • Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Executive Committee Member (2005 - Present)
  • Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Executive Committee Member (2005 - Present)
  • Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Executive Committee Member (2005 - Present)
  • Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Co-Director (2005 - Present)
  • Outreach to local news organizations, Provide information on honey bees and Africanized bees in Arizona (2005 - Present)
  • ASU Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Executive Board (2004 - Present)
  • ASU Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Executive Board (2004 - Present)
  • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, Director (2004 - Present)
  • Pre-MARC, Associate director (2004 - Present)
  • Center for Insect Science, Member, Hexapodium committee (2003 - Present)
  • Social Insect Research Group, Faculty mentor (1996 - Present)
  • USDA NIFA Insects and Nematodes in Plant Systems Panel, Panel Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Regents Professor Selection Committee, Committee member (2012 - 2014)
  • Regents Professor Selection Committee, Committee member (2012 - 2013)
  • CLAS Dean's Advisory Council, member (2010 - 2013)
  • NSF DEB panel, panel member (2013 - 2013)
  • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Associate Dean of Faculty (2012 - 2012)
  • Animal Behavior Society, Nominated for President (2012 - 2012)
  • ASU Accreditation Committee, Section leader for Criterion 3 (2011 - 2012)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association, President (2010 - 2012)
  • OISB Faculty, Faculty Leader (2011 - 2012)
  • Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee, Chair, Fall 2011 (2011 - 2011)
  • USDA: CSREES, Member, Managed Bees Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) (2008 - 2011)
  • NSF Animal Behavior Panel, Panel Member (2011 - 2011)
  • USDA CAP Panel, Panel Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Ask a Biologist, Podcast on ants and basketball (2011 - 2011)
  • NSF: Animal Behavior Panel, Panelist (2011 - 2011)
  • ASU CSDC: Workshop on Social Insects and Business organizaton, Organizer and Chair (2010 - 2011)
  • Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Executive Committee Member (2005 - 2011)
  • NSF: Animal Behavior Panel, Panelist (2010 - 2010)
  • ASU Faculty Women's Association, President elect (2010 - 2010)
  • USDA: CSREES, Member, Managed Bees Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) (2009 - 2009)
  • ASU Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity:Conference on Groups as Individuals in Social Dynamics, Conference Co-Organizer and Co-Chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Co-Director (2005 - 2009)
  • Animal Behavior Society, Executive Committee Member (2004 - 2008)
  • Animal Behavior Society, Senior Program Officer (2005 - 2007)
  • Center for Insect Science, Member, Hexapodium committee (2003 - 2007)
  • National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, Panel member (2006 - 2006)
  • Search committee, faculty hire in Philosophy of Science, Committee member (2005 - 2005)
  • Animal Behavior Society, Junior Program Officer (2003 - 2005)
  • Search committee, faculty member in Philosophy of Science, Committee member (2005 - 2005)
  • Search committee, faculty hire in social complexity, Committee member (2005 - 2005)
  • Arizona Science Center, Lecturer: Social insects and social networks (2004)
  • Committee to build a center in Social Dynamics and Complexity, Director (2004)
  • International Union for the Study of Social Insects: North American Section, Organizer, 3rd meeting of the North American Section (2004)
  • MARC-NIH, Annual Biomedical Research Careers for Minorities Conference (ABRCMS), Judge, student paper competition (2004)
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Panel member: Integrative Biology of Arthropods and Nematodes (2004)
  • Strategic Planning Committee, member (2003 - 2004)
  • 4th Santa Fe Workshop on Social Insects, Co-organizer (2003)
  • Arizona Biology Network, ASU Liason (2003)
  • Gordon Research Conference on genes and behavior, Discussion leader (2003)
  • Host, 3rd Meeting of the North American Section, Co-organizer (2003)
  • IMSD program, ASU West, steering committee member (2003)
  • K-12 Outreach activities, presenter at local elementary schools (2003)
  • Pre-MARC, organizing committee (2003)