Dr. Adam Kay has received the University of St. Thomas 2013 Undergraduate Research Award for Faculty. This award is given annually to one faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research and faculty-student collaboration.
Kay, Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2001, and has been a faculty member in the UST Biology Department since 2005. His research interests have included the ecology of social behavior, tropical ecosystem ecology, and the evolution of sexual reproduction. The focus of his recent research is on urban agriculture and sustainability.
Kay teaches Biology of Sustainability, Animal Behavior, and Introduction to Field Ecology in Costa Rica. He also is the founder and director of the UST Stewardship Garden and co-founder of Sustain, the UST sustainability blog. He is committed to living a low-resource lifestyle with his daughter, Marike, his wife, Justa, and their two cats.