Dave Skelly is a field biologist focusing primarily on the ecology and development of amphibians. Prior to becoming the museum director Dave served as Associate Dean for Research in Forestry for five years.  He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He’s authored more than 80 papers, with his work on the effects of water pollution on the development of frogs in suburban environments receiving national media attention.  Dave has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a four-time winner of the Forestry School’s annual prize for teaching excellence.  Dave received his B.A. from Middlebury College and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Michigan, and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Wollongong, Australia and the University of Washington before joining Yale’s faculty in 1996.