Staff Directory


Lisa Crummett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: Pauling 408

Phone: 949-480-4369

Fax: 949-480-4158


Faculty - Full-Time


  • Ph.D., University of Florida (Zoology)
  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton (Biology)
  • B.S., California State University, Fullerton (Biological Science)

Positions Held

  • 2011-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine
  • 2010-2010, Instructor, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA
  • 2009-2009, Instructor, Goldenwest College, Huntington Beach, CA
  • 2003-2008, Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Florida
  • 1998-2002, Teaching Assistant, California State University Fullerton, CA

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary ecology of marine viruses and intertidal invertebrates
  • Evolution of sexual versus asexual reproduction
  • Trade-offs in life history characteristics

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

  • "Parthenogenetic populations of the freshwater snail Campeloma limum occupy habitats with fewer environmental stressors than their sexual counterparts," Freshwater Biology, 2013
  • "Comparing fecundity in sexual versus parthenogenetic populations of the freshwater snail Campeloma limum," Invertebrate Biology, 2009
  • "Genetic evidence for the cryptic species pair Lottia digitalis and Lottia austrodigitalis and microhabitat partitioning in sympatry," Marine Biology, 2007

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Liberal Arts Biology

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Best Student Talk Award, SE Ecology & Evolution Conference, 2007
  • Student Research Award, American Malacological Society, 2006
  • Educational Grant from Conchologists of America, Inc., 2005
  • University Women’s Club Scholarship, University of Florida, 2004
  • Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research Award, 2004
  • Jerome Wilson Memorial Scholarship, CSU Fullerton, 2000
  • Graduate Equity Fellowship, CSU Fullerton, 1999

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