Research Associate Professor

Dr Kays with a studentI teach Mammalogy and advise graduate and undergraduate student research at North Carolina State University. I am in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and work with the cross-departmental Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology program.   I serve as the major advisor for Masters and Ph.D. students, but only take new students when funding is secured (by you or me).  Any new open positions for students or post docs will be advertised at the bottom of this page.

FW444/544 – Mammalogy

Mammalogy 2014 Syllabus


Video of the Mammalogy lab section preparing museum specimens in the Biodiversity lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


Video of the Mammalogy class field trip to the Smokey Mountains.


Video of the Mammalogy class field trip to the Smithsonian.


  • We have openings for volunteers in the Biodiversity lab, contact Lisa Gatens ( if you are interested.