Dr. Kate Sheehan
Assistant Professor of Biology
Building/Office: Science (SCI) 106H
Kate Sheehan is an Assistant Professor of Biology, avian parasitologist and academic advisor for the Marine Biology program at SAU. She has earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology from Clemson University (2013), an M.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (2008), and a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Marine Biology and minor in Chemistry from the University of South Alabama (2004). Dr. Sheehan and her undergraduate researchers study the parasites of water birds (seabirds, ducks, and other species that live around water) as well as plastic consumption in waterbirds spanning the width of North America. Dr. Sheehan’s research team is currently assessing microplastic pollution in local terrestrial & freshwater systems in order to measure their effects on local food webs and nearby wildlife populations. She teaches courses related to the SAU Marine Biology program, as well as Ecology & Parasitology.
PhD – Wildlife & Fisheries Biology – Clemson University
MS – Marine Science – University of South Alabama
BS – Biology (Marine) – University of South Alabama