Given Harper

George C. and Ella Beach Lewis Endowed Chair of Biology

Personal profile


Dr. Harper is an avian ecologist with diverse research interests. He is currently collaborating with Dr. Will Jaeckle, colleagues at other universities and a number of IWU students on research projects determining the relationship of eggshell porosity and brood hatching patterns in the brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) and other brood parasites, and in the house wren (Troglodytes aedon).


  • Biology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology