Visiting Assistant Professor of Animal Studies
- B.A. Environmental Studies, Eckerd College, 2014
- M.A. Biology, Miami University, 2018
Emily Ducey is an alumna of Eckerd College and joined the faculty in 2019. The courses she teaches include Introduction to Animal Studies and Conservation Education: Zoos and Aquariums. After earning her undergraduate degree, she went directly into the zoo and aquaria field. There, Emily focused her time studying guest-animal relationships and identified ways to inspire guests to conserve animals beyond their visits. Her previous research experience also includes studying animals such as butterflies, dolphins, and golden lion tamarins. Emily’s current research interests focus on avian conservation and behavior, particularly of neotropical parrots. Furthermore, she is interested in exploring how research of in situ and ex situ populations can complement each other to benefit the overall conservation of the species. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, birding, and visiting zoos and aquariums around the world.