Andy Dosmann, Ph.D.

College of Natural Sciences


  • Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago
  • Served as a fellow at Stanford’s Thinking Matters Program where he won the Thinking Matters Program Award for his course development contributions
  • Won “Outstanding Neuroscience Pedagogy Article” from the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
  • Awarded grants from the National Science Foundation and Animal Behavior Society to lead workshops on new statistical approaches to analyzing behavioral change over time
  • Published numerous scientific articles on animal behavior and led expeditions in Thailand, Suriname, Bolivia, and Kenya.

Professor Andy Dosmann has developed and taught award-winning curriculum as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Thinking Matters program. He has led multiple scientific expeditions in Thailand, Suriname, Bolivia, and Kenya. Prof. Dosmann earned his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago focusing on the evolutionary explanations of how animal behavior changes in response to changing conditions.

He currently investigates creative solutions to the climate crisis, focusing on the subproblem of global travel’s contribution to climate change. He takes a range of interdisciplinary approaches to uncover new ways to help travel reach industry-wide Net Zero goals.

As a teacher, Prof. Dosmann believes students learn best when applying creative problem solving skills to real-world situations. He is thrilled to be part of reinventing higher education at Minerva and to work alongside diverse, driven, and intellectually-engaged students. Prof. Dosmann teaches the first-year Empirical Analyses Cornerstone, a Natural Sciences course called Evolution Across Multiple Scales, and he has been active in launching Minerva’s Interdisciplinary Minor in Sustainability.