Dr. Paul F. Doherty, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University (CSU). Paul teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and has been recognized for his excellence in teaching with distinctions of being a three-time CSU TILT (The Institute for Learning and Teaching) Fellow, a National Residence Hall Education Program awardee, a Gamma Phi Beta Scholarship and Teaching Excellence honoree, and a CSU PanHellenic Council Outstanding Faculty Member. Paul has also been honored with the Provost’s N. Preston Davis Award for Instructional Innovation, CSU’s Office of International Programs Distinguished Service Award, and the Harry E. Troxell Distinguished Service-to-Students Award. During the summer Paul is the Director of the Natural Resources Summer Academic Program at CSU’s Mountain Campus and during the winter he leads a wildlife field course at CSU’s Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico. In addition to teaching, Paul collaborates on wildlife conservation and management research around the world. For this voyage, his collaborative work in Brazil, Costa Rica, and Ecuador, and his work on many marine species (e.g., seabirds, whale sharks) are particularly relevant. In addition to traveling and teaching, Paul enjoys watching birds and wildlife photography.