Jeffrey Feder, PhD

Jeff Feder

Jeffrey Feder was born in 1958 in New York, New York. His science career began at Pomona College (CA) where he graduated in 1980 with a BA in Zoology. He received his PhD in Zoology at Michigan State University with Dr. Guy Bush, and did post-doctoral research at Princeton University working with Dr. Martin Kreitman. Since 1993, Feder has been a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame earning tenure in 2006. He is currently director of GLOBES (Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment and Society), an interdisciplinary graduate training program launched in 2005 with funding from an IGERT grant award from the National Science Foundation.

An evolutionary biologist, Feder has published more than 80 articles or chapters in collective books, mainly on the biology and genetics of speciation for phytophagous insects. Feder was a Sloan Foundation Evolutionary Biology Fellow at Princeton University from 1989-1991, was a Career Award Grantee from the National Science Foundation and is currently a fellow of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at Notre Dame, as well as the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, Germany).