Dr. Doug Woodhams – Education and Appointments

Dr. Doug Woodhams – Education and Appointments


2000 – 2003 Ph.D. Zoology and Tropical Ecology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

Thesis: The ecology of chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease of Australian rainforest frogs, Advisor: Dr. Ross Alford

1996 – 1999 B.Sc. Zoology, Honors College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Graduated with high honors.

Independent Research: Cold hardiness in two helminth parasites of the freeze-tolerant wood frog, Rana sylvatica. Canad. J. Zool. (2000) 78:1085-1091.   Advisors: Dr. Heather Eisthen, Dr. Richard Hill, Dr. Robert Costanza

1999 Organization for Tropical Studies

Undergraduate Program, Field Tropical Biology semester abroad in Costa Rica, www.ots.ac.cr/



2020 – present  University of Massachusetts Boston, Biology Department – Associate Professor

2014 – 2020      University of Massachusetts Boston, Biology Department – Assistant Professor

2015 – present  University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment – Affiliate Faculty member

2010 – present  Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama – Research Associate

2018-20              University of South Dakota, Biology Department – Adjunct Graduate Faculty member

2012 – 2014       University of Colorado at BoulderResearch Associate

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Advisors: Dr. Rob Knight and Dr. Valerie McKenzie

2008 – 2012      University of Zürich, SwitzerlandGroup Leader

Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, Ecology Group Leader: Prof. Dr. Heinz-Ulrich Reyer

2007 – 2008     James Madison University – Instructor

Department of Biology, Advisor: Dr. Reid Harris

2004 – 2007     Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Micobiology and Immunology, Advisor: Dr. Louise Rollins-Smith

2003 – 2004      National Research Service Award – Postdoctoral Fellow

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Advisor: Dr. Louise Rollins-Smith


Douglas C. Woodhams, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UMass Boston | Department of Biology
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Phone: 617-287-6679