James A. Carpenter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., Kent State University
M.S., Abilene Christian University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

102 Moye Science Hall
jacarpenter@barton.edu | 800-345-4973 x6466

Dr. Jim Carpenter is the resident ecologist/zoologist within the School of Sciences.  Prior to coming to Barton in 2009, he served as a faculty member at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.  Before joining academia, Carpenter worked as a research biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service. The majority of his research has been in population ecology.  Rather than focusing on a specific taxonomic group, the connecting thread of his research has been investigating human impacts on wild populations.  Currently, he is working with the City of Wilson to investigate the effects of a stream improvement project on the stream ecology.  Dr. Carpenter teaches Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology, and Vertebrate Zoology.  He co-teaches Organismal Biology and the field biology courses with Dr. Mark Basinger.