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Nancy Stamp is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Binghamton University – State University of New York. She has a MS from Arizona State University and a PhD from the University of Maryland. She did postdoctoral work at the University of Florida and University of California-Davis. She is a community ecologist. Much of that research focused on plant-insect interactions. Why some plants are so well defended chemically against insects, but other plants aren’t (e.g., wild versus commercial tomato). That work included study of introduced insects, such as agricultural pests and beneficial predators. Other research projects focused on breeding birds in riparian areas of Sonoran Desert and seed dispersal of native plants. She also has conducted several projects in science education, including collaboration with a K-12 school district to address children’s science misconceptions and establishing a university wide program for freshmen to begin conducting real research with faculty. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles about her science research and 10 about science education. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and US Department of Agriculture, and the science education projects by the NSF and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She was dean of the Graduate School for 10 years. In addition, she writes science-and-culture articles for trade and online magazines, such as Heirloom Gardener and The Scientist, with 22 publications to date.


  • –present
    professor, Binghamton University, State University of New York


  • 1980 
    University of Maryland, Ecology