The NonSequitur Show

Herman Mays, Ph.D

Special guest

Herman Mays Jr. received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Kentucky in Biology with a minor in anthropology in 1992 and his PhD from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Kentucky in 2001. After that he was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at Auburn University from 2001 until 2006. From 2006 until 2007 he was an assistant professor in the biological sciences department at Georgia Southern University but left that position in 2007 to serve as the curator of zoology at Cincinnati Museum Center. During his time in Cincinnati he also held adjunct positions at Xavier University, Thomas Moore College and the University of Cincinnati. Since 2014 he has served as an assistant professor of genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marshall University. Dr. Mays' collaborative research program in animal behavior, population and conservation genetics, molecular systematics and evolution has resulted in 27 research articles published in the primary scientific literature since 2003. Recent work has been featured on BBC World radio, Newsweek, Nature PBS and the HuffPost. Dr. Mays research involves both laboratory approaches in molecular genetics and genomics and has included field work on avian species on three continents and the island of Hawaii. Dr. Mays has developed a significant public outreach program in natural history and evolutionary biology with numerous public lectures including an invited talk to the first TEDxCincy conference in Cincinnati OH. He has taught courses in general biology, evolutionary biology, vertebrate zoology, ornithology and genetics for over 20 years and is currently holds the Hedrick Teaching Fellowship at Marshall University. More about Dr. Mays' research can be found on his website at and you can follow him on twitter @hermmays.

Herman Mays, Ph.D has been a guest on 2 episodes.