Dr. Chad King

Picture of Chad King in the field

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Wildlife Forensic Science and
Conservation Studies (C-FACS) at the University of Central Oklahoma. I come from a family of teachers as my
mother and father were both teachers and my sister is an elementary principal. I earned my B.S. in Biology from
Wayne State College in Nebraska where I was introduced to undergraduate research by studying the feeding
preferences of black-capped chickadees in Nebraska. I obtained my Master's degree from the University of
South Dakota and studied pocket gopher competition in northeast South Dakota. I taught high school, worked
in the private sector, and taught college over a nine year period before returning to school to work towards my
Ph.D. I earned my Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Missouri by studying the historic disturbance
dynamics of oak-pine forests in the Ozarks of Missouri. My wife, also an Associate Professor at the
University of Central Oklahoma, and I have one son, two dogs, two cats, and a love for all things nature.


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