I am currently a Teaching Postdoctoral Associate with the QuEST graduate training program at the University of Vermont. I am developing the core Quantitative Reasoning course for the program. You can read about the importance I place on teaching in my academic career.
I conduct research on modeling disease outbreaks and assessing the effectiveness of marine protected areas. I am generally interested in questions related to the ecology and conservation of marine systems. I use various mathematical and statistical techniques to answer questions centered on population dynamics, evolution of life history traits (e.g. timing of reproduction), metapopulation dynamics, conservation of marine species, and the design of protected area networks. I also study science education, including the effectiveness of active learning and flipped classrooms.
Outside of school and research, I spend time scuba diving, rock climbing, reading, hiking, woodworking, welding, learning languages, and spending time with family and friends.
I can be reached at: Easton.White@uvm.edu
In a BioScience podcast, I discuss my work on designing better species monitoring programs.