Faces of AOS: Keith Bowers Bio

Keith Bowers with a male Prothonotary Warbler

• Email:

• Website/Blog/Etc:

• My position with AOS:
Research Grants Committee Member

• My current full-time title and institution:
Assistant Professor, University of Memphis

• My current career stage:
Early Professional

• My lineage of mentors/labs:
Co-advised by Charles Thompson and Scott Sakaluk at Illinois State University for Master’s, PhD, and Postdoc.

• #badlyexplainyourjob:
I chase birds around the forest in the morning and geek out with data in the afternoon. #lordofthewrens

• My favorite bird and why:
House wren, the Prince of Passerines. Same rationale as Charlie Thompson.

• Advice I have to offer a student (master’s level or younger) in ornithology:
Be yourself.

• Fun random fact about myself:
I actually enjoy running.