Theresa is the Director for the USA National Phenology Network and has been a part of the organization since 2007. In her role with the Network, Theresa supports an amazing team of individuals and works enthusiastically to support the growth and use of phenology data and resources curated by the USA-NPN, involvement in Nature’s Notebook, and a broader appreciation of phenology among scientists and non-scientists alike.
Theresa is also Research Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona and has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in journals including Geophysical Research Letters, Global Change Biology, PLoS ONE, and Journal of Ecology. Her writing has also appeared in Scientific American and the Arizona Daily Star, and she has appeared in the PBS productions SciGirls and American Spring Live as well as on NPR and The Weather Channel. In 2018, Theresa received the Alumni Achievement Award from the Department of Geography and the Globally-Engaged Pillar Award from the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University.