Sean Walker

Contact Information

Office: MH 166

Phone: 657-278-4767


Sean E. Walker

Professor and Interim associate Dean CNSM


PhD, Miami University

MS, Miami University

BS, University of Texas at Tyler

Research Areas

Evolutionary and behavioral ecology, evolution of sexual dimorphism, life-history evolution, sexual selection, biology and statistics education

Courses Regularly Taught

Elements of Biology, Evolution and Biodiversity, Evolutionary Ecology, Advances in Evolution and Ecology, Entomology, Biostatistics


Houtman, A. M. & S. E. Walker. 2010. Decreasing plagiarism: What works and what doesn’t. The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 21:51-71.

Jones, C.E., Shropshire, F.M., J. Luttrell, S.E. Walker, D. R. Sandquist, Y. C. Atallah, R. L. Allen, J.H. Burk, & L. C. Song Jr. 2010. Do native ants play a significant role in the reproductive success of the San Fernando Valley Spineflower, Chorizanthe parryi var. Fernandina (Polygonaceae). Madroño 57(3):161-169.

Blatchford, R.*, S.E. Walker, & S.D. Marshall. 2011. A phylogeny-based comparison of tarantula spider anti-predator behaviour reveals correlation of morphlogy and behaviour. Ethology 117:473-476.

Walker, S. E. 2011. Density and Dispersion. Nature Education Knowledge 2(9):3

Stoffer, B.* and S. E. Walker. 2012. The use of multimodal communication in mate choice decisions by female house crickets, Acheta domesticus. Animal Behaviour, 83:1131-1138.

Bonsangue, M. V., T. Cadwalladerolsker, C. Fernandez-Weston, M. Filowitz, J. Hershey, H. S. Moon, C. Renne, E. Sullivan, S. Walker, and R. Woods. 2013. The effect of supplemental instruction on transfer student success in first semester calculus. The Learning Assistance Review 18: 61- 75.

Nelson, K., B. Kronenfeld.S. Walker, and R. Cummings. 2013. The effect of red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invita Buren, control on neighborhoods in Orange County California. Proceedings and Papers of the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California 81: 1 – 8.

Rypstra, A. L., S.E. Walker, and M.H. Persons. 2016. Cautious versus desparado males: predation risk affects coutrship intensity but not female choice in a wolf spider. Behavioral Ecology ( doi: 10.1093/beheco/arv234 )