Andi Wolfe

Current Positions:  Professor, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University.  Ph.D. University of Oklahoma, Department of Botany and Microbiology.  Postdoctoral research at Vanderbilt University via a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.


Research Interests: Plant systematics and molecular evolution; adaptive radiation theory; hybridization; conservation genetics; phylogeography; parasitic plants; Penstemon; Orobanchaceae; Plantaginaceae.


Teaching Interests: Economic botany, evolution, biogeography, and science communication.


Awards and Honors: George R. Cooley Award (American Society of Plant Taxonomists), The Myrtle Herbert Award (American Penstemon Society), Robert I. Larus Award (American Association for the Advancement of Science); Young Botanist Award (Botanical Society of America); research funding via National Science Foundation.


BSA Service: Secretary (2012 – 2015); Associate Editor for American Journal of Botany (2014 - present); Secretary of the Systematics Section (2001-2006); Editorial Board Member for Plant Science Bulletin (2003-2005), Committee on Committees (1996-1999), Education Committee (2012-2015); Election Committee (2012 – 2015); Education Committee (2012-2015). Member of BSA since 1987.


Service to other Societies:  Program Director for American Society of Plant Taxonomists (2001-2006), Council Member for American Society of Plant Taxonomists (2000-2002), Publicity Committee Chair for American Society of Plant Taxonomists (1997-2001); Vice President of the American Penstemon Society (2011-2014); Council Member for American Penstemon Society (2009 – present). Secretary, Plant Sciences Section – Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division of AAAS (1991-1994); Executive Committee Member for Southwest and Rocky Mountain Division of AAAS (1990-1993).


Other Professional Service:  Associate Editor, Journal of Systematics and Evolution (2009 – present); Panel Service for National Science Foundation almost every year since 1993; External reviewer for the National Research Foundation Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of South Africa.