Jordan Price

Professor of Biology

Jordan Price


Jordan Price’s research combines detailed studies of animal behavior in the field with molecular analyses in the lab to test hypotheses about the evolution of animal communication. Recent projects include (1) phylogenetic studies looking into the evolutionary histories of behaviors and morphological features across taxa and (2) studies of individual songbird species to investigate the evolutionary mechanisms behind the elaborate sounds and colors that these species exhibit today. Whenever possible these studies involve undergraduate students. Before joining the faculty at St. Mary’s College in 2002, Dr. Price received a B.Sc.H. in biology and B.A. in psychology from Queen’s University, completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Animal Behavior
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Molecular Phylogenetics
  • Bioacoustics

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Animal Behavior
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Tropical Biology


  • B.S. in Biology at Queen's University, 1990
  • Ph.D. in Biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998