Dr. Gonder is an associate professor of biology at Drexel University.
Trained as a population geneticist and primatologist, her research has spanned a wide range of topics over the years. She has worked in Central Africa for over twenty years, primarily in Cameroon and Nigeria, and more recently, in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on a wide range of topics.
Dr. Gonder's current research interests can be divided into three major programmatic areas focused on: (1) understanding spatial patterns of biodiversity across Central Africa; (2) inferring the underlying evolutionary and ecological processes that generate the rich biodiversity of the region; and (3) helping to inform conservation strategies for the region that recognize and integrate evolutionary pattern and process.
Dean, UNGE School of Environmental Studies
Director of Drexel Study Abroad
Vice-Dean, UNGE School of Environmental Studies
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Central Africa Programs Coordinator
Biomonitoring Team Manager
Moraka Camp Manager
Moraka Camp Research Assistant
Moaba Camp Research Assistant
BAC Moka Coordinator
Conservator of the GCSR
University of the West of England
UNDP- National Expert in Socioeconomics, Environmental Legislatures, and Finances
Founder & Advisory Board Chair
Dr. Hearn started BBPP in 1998 to protect Bioko Island's primate species.
Her current research focuses on the population decline of primate species on Bioko Island due to bushmeat hunting.
A professor in the Department of Biology at Drexel University, Dr. Hearn received her bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Ph.D. in protein biology from Rockefeller University.
Dr. Hearn retired from Drexel University in 2014.