Located at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, Mitch has a strong interest in fish biology, fisheries science and marine biology. He contributes to teaching and extension programs at Purdue University and the Illinois Indiana Sea Grant.
His extension programs include: 1) Connecting anglers, scientists and managers in Great Lakes fisheries, and 2) Assisting with private landowners in Indiana with pond management. To deliver these programs, Mitch hosts workshops, publishes information booklets, develops websites and works directly with anglers, landowners and other stakeholders.
Mitch obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honors) majoring in Tropical Marine Science in 2006 and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Science in 2013, both from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Mitch started at Purdue in August 2014 as a postdoctoral research associate, transitioned to a fisheries scientist position in August 2016 and started as a Clinical Assistant Professor in August 2017.