George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Endowed Chair of Biology
B.S. Biology, Transylvania University
M.S. Zoology, Western Illinois University
Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Illinois State University
Dr. Harper is an ecologist with diverse research interests. He is currently supervising students who are investigating the distribution and habitat preferences of American Badgers (Taxidea taxus) and Plains Pocket Gophers (Geomys bursarius) in McLean County, Illinois. In addition, he is supervising students who are determining the species of breeding birds and their habitat preferences within the city limits of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.