Department Chair:
Keith Tarvin

Administrative Assistant:
Twila Colley

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8315
Fax: (440) 775-8960

Science Center K123
119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

Christopher (Chris) Anderson

Christopher (Chris) Anderson

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Science Center, #K108
(440) 775-6279

Personal Office Hours:
T & R 11-Noon, M,W,F 10-10:50 am

Christopher (Chris) Anderson

Chris Anderson

Educational Background

  • BS, Denison University (2002)
  • PhD, University of California, LA (2009)

Specialties: Behavioral Ecology, Sexual selection and mate choice, interspecific aggression

Research interests: I use Odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) as a model system to study ecological and evolutionary questions. Current projects include an investigation of the relationships between interspecific interactions (e.g. cross-species aggression) and patterns of diversification of wing pigmentation in broad-winged damselflies. I am also interested in the influence of endogenous and exogenous parasites on the evolution of host traits in Odonates.

I joined the Oberlin biology department as a visiting assistant professor in the fall of 2012 after postdoctoral work at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2010-2012) with Alex Cordoba*. I completed my graduate work at UCLA with Greg Grether*. I maintain collaborative relationships with both colleagues.