I like the intimacy of the small faculty and number of students in our relatively small community. At Northland College, you know many people by name and nearly all by sight. In my courses, I try to balance concepts and theory with applications. Thus, my courses consist of lecture, discussion, laboratory and field experiences, and assignments that are focused on applications. I try to keep statistics and fisheries science real and focused. I expect students to have an open mind to understanding how statistics is used to answer critical questions about populations based on imperfect information (i.e., a sample). I also expect students to be excited about their classes and research and for this excitement to translate into enthusiasm and preparation for learning.
Some examples of field work in my fisheries classes can be found below:
I like to listen to and collect blues music; snorkel, boat, fish, bike, walk, and ski with my wife (Kim) and dog (Jem); and home-brew beer.
My research generally involves students and is focused on fisheries, primarily working with ruffe, growth analyses, or area resources. I also actively write packages to perform basic statistical analyses and fisheries science analyses for the R statistical programming language. Summaries of my research interests can be found at http://www.ncfaculty.net/dogle.
I work very closely with students interested in fisheries. I am the adviser to the Northland College Sub-Unit of the American Fisheries Society. I also supervise many students’ senior thesis related to fisheries and serve as their adviser on internships with area resource agencies. In addition, I hire several students each year for work-study positions in my fisheries laboratory. If you are interested in Natural Resources and are thinking of emphasizing work on fish or fisheries then make sure to see me.