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  Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 03:00:54 PM Fri, 28 Aug 2015 
 James H Kennedy
 Contact Information
James H Kennedy
Regents Professor-Biological Sciences
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of Biology, 1155 Union Circle # 310559, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationEnvironmental Science Building, Room No.: 310F 
Email  kennedy@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2981   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership -Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Zoology/Aquatic Ecology Virginia Tech  
Post Doctoral Fellow Center for Environmental Studies Virginia Tech  
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015BIOL4440001Stream Ecology Download Syllabus
Fall 2015BIOL4070001Insect Biology Download Syllabus
Spring 2015PHIL4054001Tracing Darwin's Path Download Syllabus
Spring 2015BIOL4054001Tracing Darwin's Path Download Syllabus
Fall 2014BIOL4070001Insect Biology Download Syllabus
Spring 2014PHIL4054001Tracing Darwin's Path Download Syllabus
Spring 2014BIOL4054001Tracing Darwin's Path Download Syllabus
Spring 2014BIOL4560001Aquatic Insects of North America Download Syllabus
Fall 2013BIOL4070001Insect Biology Download Syllabus
Fall 2013BIOL2251001Biodiversity and Conservation of Animals Download Syllabus
Spring 2013BIOL4440001Stream Ecology Download Syllabus
Fall 2012BIOL4070001Insect Biology Download Syllabus
Fall 2012BIOL2251001Biodiversity and Conservation of Animals Download Syllabus
Spring 2012BIOL4560001Aquatic Insects of North America Download Syllabus
Spring 2011BIOL4440001Stream Ecology Download Syllabus
Spring 2011BIOL4005007Contemporary Topics in Biology Download Syllabus
Spring 2010BIOL5570001Aquatic Insects of North America24 
Spring 2010BIOL5005007TOPICS IN BIOLOGY0 
Spring 2010BIOL4560001Aquatic Insects of North America28 
Spring 2010BIOL4005007Contemporary Topics in Biology0 
Fall 2011BIOL5070001Insect Biology  
Fall 2011BIOL5040006Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science  
Fall 2011BIOL4070001Insect Biology Download Syllabus
Fall 2011BIOL2251001Biodiversity and Conservation of Animals Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL5070001Insect Biology12 
Fall 2010BIOL5040006Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science and Ecolo12 
Fall 2010BIOL5040004Contemporary Topics in Environmental Science and Ecolo6 
Fall 2010BIOL4070001Insect Biology Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL4005004Intro to Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Download Syllabus
Fall 2010BIOL2980001EXPERIMENT COURSE Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Summary of Grant Activity at the University of North Texas
I have been the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on grants/contracts totaling over $7 million since arriving at the University of North Texas in 1987. The research has dealt with issues ranging from the effect of pesticides on aquatic ecosystems to biodiversity of aquatic organisms in high plains playa lakes. Funding sources have included industry, municipal, state, federal government agencies, including EPA and NSF. A list of awards is available by request.
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2013-PresentAdjunct ProfessorBiology University of Texas El Paso
2012-PresentAdjunct ProfessorBiology Texas Christian University
2011-PresentRegents ProfessorDepartment of Biological Sciences University of North Texas
2010-2011University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorDepartment of Biological Sciences University of North Texas
1998-2010ProfessorDepartment of Biological Sciences University of North Texas
2003Visiting ProfessorDepartment of Entomology University of Minnesota
1992-1998Associate ProfessorDepartment of Biological Sciences University of North Texas
1989-1991Research Associate ProfessorDepartment of Biological Sciences University of North Texas
1987-1988Research Scientist IDepartment of Biological Sciences University of North Texas
1983-1987Founder and Director  Water Science Associates, Inc. Coraopolis, PA
1982-1983Senior Project Leader  Aquatic Programs, Biospherics Incorporated, Rockville, Maryland.
1981-1982Manager Senior Ecologist, Environmental Services DivisionNUS Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1980-1981Post Doctoral Research AssociateDepartment of Biology Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
1975-1979Graduate Research AssistantDepartment of Biology Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
1973-1975Research Biologist  Benthos Section Leader, Ichthyological Associates, Inc., Ithaca, New York
1972-1973Fisheries Biologist  Pennsylvania Fish Commission, Tionesta, Pennsylvania
1971-1972Graduate Teaching AssistantshipDepartment of Biology Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana Pennsylvania
1969-1971TeacherCentennial School Centennial School District, Warminster, Pennsylvania
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-2015  75
toggle toggle Publications
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Aquatic Ecosystems for Ecotoxicological Research: Considerations in Design Analysis for Fish. Pp 729 â€" 752
La Point, T.W., Kennedy, J.H., Stanley, J.K. and Balci, P.
In: The Toxicology of Fish, Di Giulio , R.T. and Hinton, T.E. (Editors), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 1072 pp
Book chapters
The Terminal Pleistocene extinction in North America and the Dynamic Equilibrium Model
Wolverton, S., Lyman, R.L. Lyman, Kennedy, J.H. and La Point T
Journal of Ethnobiology
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Conformation to Bergmann’s Rule in White-tailed Deer can be Explained by Food Availability
Wolverton, S., Houston, M., Kennedy, J. H., Cagle, K. and Cornelius, J.D
American Midland Naturalist
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
A biometric technique for assessing prehistoric freshwater mussel population dynamics (Family: Unionidae) in north Texas
Randklev, C.R. Wolverton, S, and Kennedy, J.H
Journal of Archaeological Science.
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Field Confirmation of Laboratory-Determined Lower Temperature Tolerance of Transgenic and Wildtype Zebra Danios, Danio rerio
Cortemeglia, C., Beitinger, T.L. and Kennedy, J.H.
American Midland Naturalist 160: 477 â€" 479
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2009 2009 Kennedy, J.H., Gibbons, L.R. Wheeler, B., Lundeen, M. and Williams, S. 2009. The Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum and Introductory Drawing Students: a cross-disciplinary learning experience. Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Biennial Conference 1 – 4 April, 2009, Portland, Oregon.
2009 2009 Kennedy, J. H. et al. 2009. An assessment of the East Fork of the Trinity River benthic macroinvertebrate community. Submitted to the North Texas Municipal Water District. 75 pp.
2008 2008 Kennedy, J. H. 2008. Integrating sciences and outreach education: The UNT Elm Fork Education Center. Confronting Global Change with a Network of Socio-Ecological Research Sites in the South of the Americas International Workshop. Punta Arenas and Puerto Williams, Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region, Chile. June 8 – 13, 2008
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Professor of Biological Sciences
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in General Biology Invertebrate Zoology, Insect Biology, Aquatic Insects, Aquatic Ecology and Aquatic Ecotoxicology.

Also serve as the Director of the Elm Fork Education Center and Natural Heritage Museum (EFEC).The EFEC is the largest outreach program at the University of North Texas.

Currently mentoring 9 graduate students (5 PhDs, 2 MS). Research activities are directed at basic and applied research with terrestrial/aquatic insects and in the field of aquatic ecology. Have recently served on national and international advisory panels to develop risk assessment for agricultural pesticides.

Visiting Professor University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology
Research completed on the systematics and ecology of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) particularly those that are associated with springs.

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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 American Entomological Society (life member)MemberProfessional Organizartion
 Sigma Xi (life member)MemberProfessional Organizartion
 North American Benthological SocietyMemberProfessional Organizartion
 Entomological Society of WashingtonMemberProfessional Organizartion
 Entomological Society of AmericaMemberProfessional Organizartion
 Ecological Society of AmericaMemberProfessional Organizartion
 Coleopterist SocietyMemberProfessional Organizartion
 American Mosquito Control AssociationMemberProfessional Organizartion
 American Fisheries SocietyMemberProfessional Organizartion
 Southwestern Association of Naturalists (life member)MemberProfessional Organizartion
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2010University Distinguished Teaching ProfessorUniversity of North Texas
2009Fulbright Scholar Senior SpecialistUniversity of Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile
2001Charn Uswachode International Development Fund AwardEnvironmental educators in Cuidad Guzman and Dallas/Ft Worth Teachers
1994WHO'S WHO Among America's TeachersStudent nominated honor
1992Student Association Honor ProfessorUNT Student Association
1992Top ProfessorUNT Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2007Appointment to the OSARA (Omara Sub-Antarctic Research Alliance)Advisory board 
2007Integrating Ecological Science and Environmental EthicsInvited participantInstitute of Ecology and Biodiversity – Chile OMORA Foundation and University of North Texas
2005The School of Biological SciencesExternal Reviewer for Faculty PromotionOutside reviewer for promotion of faculty
2004U.S. EPA Tiered Aquatic Life WorkshopInvited ParticipantCriteria for Standardization of Bioassessment Results – San Marcos, Texas
2003XV International Symposium for ChironomidaeProgram CommitteeUniversity of Minnesota
2002-2005Southeastern NaturalistGuest Editor 
2002Texas Ecoregional Planning for the Bandera CanyonlandsInvited participantNature Conservancy of Texas
2001Department of Fisheries and Allied AquaculturesExternal Reviewer for Faculty PromotionOutside reviewer for promotion of faculty
2001TNRCC Biological Training Event for state biologistsCo-organizer and hostUniversity of North Texas
2000-2008National Science FoundationReviewer 
2000committee member Grant Hose's doctoral examination committeeDoctoral Examination CommitteeThe effect of endosulfan on macroinvertebrate communities in artificial streams
2000The Nature Conservancy of TexasInvited PanelistEcoregional-Planning Workshop for protection of aquatic species and habitats
1999This workshop was held under the auspices of the OECD and European CommissionWorkshop on Community Level Aquatic System Studies Interpretation CriteriaThe purpose of the workshop was to develop guidelines that will be incorporated into the European risk assessment paradigm for registration of pesticides in Europe
1999Peer Review DivisionPeer ReviewerReview of proposals submitted to the 1999 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Research Grants, Ecological Indicators
1998-2005Fellowships in Aquatic Sciences and EcosystemsPeer Reviewer for the U.S. EPAReview of applications submitted to the 2005 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Student Fellowship
1998OECD/EU/SETAC-Europe: Higher Tier Aquatic Risk Assessment for PesticidesInvited PanelistProfessional Organization
1997Formal Conference on Aquatic InsectsOrganizer and ModeratorEntomological Society of America Annual Meeting
1994-1997Environmental Toxicology and ChemistryEditorial BoardProfessional Organization
1994Simulated Ecosystems, Scale and ComplexityCo-ChairmanSociety of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
1994Watershed Approach to Ecological Risk AssessmentInvited ParticipantU.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Clemson University
1994Scientific Review PanelInvited MemberU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ecological Monitoring Research Division
1992Scientific CommitteeOrganizer"Effects of Pesticides on Aquatic Organisms"
1992European Workshop on Freshwater Field Tests (EWOFFT)Invited ParticipantProfessional Organization
1991SETAC/World Wildlife Conservation Foundation Microcosm WorkshopParticipantProfessional Organization
1991Formal Conference Aquatic InsectsInvited ParticipantEntomological Society of America
1990Biological Criteria:Research and RegulationInvited ParticipantU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1990Utilization of Simulated Field Studies in Ecological Risk AssessmentCo-organizer and co-chairmanSociety of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Eleventh Annual Meeting
1990Aquatic Effects Dialogue GroupInvited participantConservation Foundation/ World Wildlife Federation
1989Biological Criteria : Diagnosis and Remediation StrategiesInvited participantU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1987-1990Grant reviewInvited participantEnvironmental Protection Agency
 University of Magallanes, Punta Arenas, ChileAdjunct ProfessorGraduate Program
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