Dr. Ray Matlack

Ray Matlack, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Office: Natural Sciences Building, Room 325
Phone: 806-336-1904

Professional Profile

Dr. Matlack joined the faculty in the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences in July of 2002.  He earned a B.S. in wildlife biology and a M.S. and Ph.D. in biology from Kansas State University.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Matlack teaches wildlife conservation, wildlife management, natural history of vertebrates, animal behavior, ornithology, and mammalogy.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Matlack is an advisor for students pursuing degrees in wildlife biology.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Matlack's research focuses primarily on the ecology and behavior of mammals. Past research has included work on carnivores (swift foxes, bobcats, ringtails), bats, small mammals, and waterfowl. Current research projects include monitoring free-tailed bats using bridge roosts in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, an inventory of the mammals of Palo Duro Canyon, and an examination of the extent of the range of the prairie vole in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building, Suite 262
WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016