Consulting Services

    Scientific and Technical Support

Third-party review of research projects can be critical for product development and marketing. I bring a wealth of varied experiences to your problems. I have the resources to support and perform laboratory research, both basic and applied. I can review exisiting data sets and prepare reports tailored to your needs. The breadth of project areas includes biotechnology, biomedicine, bioenergy, and bioremediation.

    Technical Writing and Authorship

I am a prolific author that can prepare reports or manuscripts for publication or internal use. I have experience writing research reports and evaluations for industry. My textbook authorship and reviewing experience is extensive having impacted millions of college students in general biology and microbiology.

    Expert Testimony and Mass Media

My broad experiences in research makes me sought after as a scientific expert for print media, radio, and television. I have contributed opinions and commentaries countless times on a variety of subjects including pollution, cyanobacteria, health issues, and astrobiology. Companies hire me to prepare reports and testimony for legal proceedings relying on my expertise in microbiology, environmental science, and education.


Competitive fees vary by activity. I prefer to negotiate fees for an entire job rather than work on an hourly basis. Fees for presentations depend on the nature of the sponsoring organization. Travel can be included in fees or paid directly by clients. Travel days are charged at a lower rate than working days. Research awards can be administered through WSU often with reduced overhead costs.