April 24, 2007

Sacramento State selects Science and Math dean

Jill Trainer
Jill Trainer

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Jill Trainer has been named dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Sacramento State. The appointment will be effective mid-July.

In making the announcement, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph Sheley said, “Dr. Trainer is held in high esteem by her colleagues as a teacher and has published numerous articles in such journals as Behavioral Ecology, Ethology, and Animal Behavior.”

Trainer comes to Sacramento State from the University of Northern Iowa where she is the associate vice president for sponsored programs and a professor of biology. Her research focus is in behavioral ecology and ornithology.

She holds both a master’s degree and a doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s degree in zoology from UC Berkeley.

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