Dr. Bleakley is Chair of the Biology Department at Stonehill College.
Bleakley comes to Stonehill from Smith College where she served as a lecturer in genetics (2009-10). Prior to that, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) international research fellow based jointly at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at University of Exeter, Cornwall and Northern Arizona University. Her teaching appointments have included stints at the University of Virginia, Indiana University, and the University of Arizona.
In 2007, Bleakley received the William J. Rowland Mentor of the Year and Outstanding Associate Instructor of the Year Awards at Indiana University. Bleakley’s research focuses on the evolutionary genetics of social behavior. She uses inbred and wild lines of guppies to explore how the genetic component of the social environment influences antipredator behavior and cooperation. She also uses invertebrates to understand the genetics of cannibalism and how social selection acts on cannibalism. She is planning projects exploring how genetic variation interacts with social organization to influence behavior. These projects were supported by the National Science Foundation and Animal Behavior Society.
B.S., 1997, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
Ph.D., 2007 Biology, Indiana University
Area Certificate in Animal Behavior, 2007, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University
House CM, Bleakley BH, Walling CA, Price TA, Stamper CE & Moore AJ. (In press) The influence of maternal effects on indirect benefits associated with polyandry. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Bleakley, B.H., J. Wolf, and A.J. Moore. (2010) Evolutionary quantitative genetics of social behaviour pp. 29-54 in Social behaviour: genes, ecology and evolution. T. Szekely, A.J. Moore, J. Komdeur, and M. Griffiths, eds. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Bleakley, B.H. and E.D. Brodie III. (2009) Indirect genetic effects influence antipredator behavior in guppies: estimates of the coefficient of interaction psi and the inheritance of reciprocity. Evolution 63(7): 1796–1806.
Bleakley, B.H., A.C. Eklund and E.D. Brodie III. (2008) Are designer guppies inbred? Microsatellite variation in five strains of ornamental guppies used for behavioral research. Zebrafish 5(1):39-48.
Location unless otherwise noted: Library Events Area
02/03/2020 – American Democracy Project Pizza & Politics: The Iowa Caucus (8:00-9:00 pm) – A live event watching the country’s first presidential election results come in. Learn about the Iowa Caucus process and discuss how the caucus impacts the presidential election going forward. Refreshments provided.
02/04/2020 – American Democracy Project – State of the Union Tweetup (8:45-11:00 pm) – A live event watching the President address Congress and the nation as to the State of the Union. Students will have the opportunity to tweet-up the event.
02/05/2020 – The Challenges of War and the Modern Age: Indiana State Normal School during the First World War and the Early Twenties (5:00-7:00 pm) – Join presenter Dan Clark as he discusses how Normal School operated during the First World War.
02/12/2020 – Student Counseling Center (10:00am-2:00pm) Lobby – Come for student counseling conveniently located in the lobby.
02/13/2020 – Managing Income and Debt (12:15-1:00 pm) – Everyone talks about a budget, but how many of us actually make and stick to one? Most people have some debt, but how many understand its effects? Let us show you the real impact of both—and help you understand how your money can work for you. TIAA’s workshop leader will discuss the importance of cash flow and how to use it; focus on how you look at savings and spending; help you evaluate debt and find ways to help manage it.
02/26/2020 – Authors & Artists Reception and Program (2:30pm reception, 3:00pm program) Cunningham Memorial Library’s annual Authors and Artists program and reception is set for Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Library Events Area. The only campus event that honors the written or artistic material or performance of ISU’s faculty, staff and students, this year’s 35th annual event will feature ISU faculty and emeriti who published or created artistic works in 2019. A reception with light refreshments will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 3:00 pm.
The lecture series welcomes Devoney Looser, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University. She will present “Jane Austen’s Nineteenth-Century Afterlives” at 3:30 p.m Thursday, Oct. 31. This free event is open to the public. A reception will follow.
Location: Root Hall, A-264 (Schick Lecture Room)
Dr. Looser is a past ISU professor, in English and what is now Gender Studies. MORE INFO
Abstract: The design of physical space in academic libraries has become an increasingly important focus of concern in serving the diverse needs of contemporary student populations. Responding to trends that shift the focus of library space away from collections-centered to more user-centered design, many are exploring ways of creating a better library user experience. To achieve this aim, valuable research has been conducted by directly asking students to articulate their wants and needs via surveys, and in some cases, interviews. However, little research has been devoted to the systematic field observation of how students’ use library spaces. Even less of this research has synthesized data findings with robust theoretical frameworks. This poster details the preliminary findings of an ethnographic study at a four-year, public university. Researchers designed a protocol to observe students in freely available secluded and non-secluded library spaces to examine behavior, communication, and social interaction within the context of proxemics theory. The anthropological study of proxemics is useful in evaluating how people behave within immediate organizations of space, and has been successfully applied to the design of public and semi-public spaces. Attendees will learn of study findings, and how these data can be applied to practical applications such as furniture composition and layout, lighting, and general space planning. Also addressed are details of the next phase of this study. Keywords: Space/Buildings; Organizational Change; Proxemics [from page 189 of the conference proceedings.
QQML, a division of the nonprofit International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology, promotes the theory and practice of research in libraries, museums, and archives. This year the European University Institute (EUI) in Italy hosted the conference. The EUI is an international postgraduate and post-doctoral teaching and research institution established by the European Union (EU) and serves as the official archive of the EU.
It is located at the Badia Fiesolana complex, a former monastery established in the 10th century and situated on the Tuscan hillside overlooking the city of Florence (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-bFgcQLhPU).
For this year’s conference over 300 social scientists and librarians from 62 countries assembled at the EUI for 5 days to discuss topics related to information culture and science. The QQML conference is hosted in a different country every year. The official language of the QQML is English.