Christopher Brown

Dr. Christopher G. Brown

Associate Professor of Biology

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Dr. Christopher G. Brown holds an A.S. in biology from South Georgia College (2001), a B.S. in biology from Shorter College (2003) and a Ph.D. in Biology with a focus on ecology and evolution from Vanderbilt University (2009).

His dissertation centers on the behavioral ecology of Neochlamisus leaf beetles with special attention to the creation, maintenance and function of their remarkable animal architectures.

He is interested in organisms of all sorts and has researched rodents and box turtles in the deserts of Arizona; Anolis lizards in the rainforests and plains of Puerto Rico; and insects of Georgia, Tennessee, New England and Canada. He is also interested in working with the community to better understand how science works, especially evolutionary biology and global climate change.


  • Doctorate – biology – Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor’s – biology – Shorter College
  • Associate’s – biology – South Georgia College

Academic Interests

  • Animal behavior
  • Evolution
  • Biomechanics