Dr. Victoria Ingalls
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Behavioral and evolutionary ecology, How evolution shapes sex differences, How evolutionary forces shape fictional heroes
Saunders, J. P. and Ingalls, V. 2013. Evolutionary Science and Literary Design: Teaching Huxley’s Brave New World in Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Style 47(2): 239-260.
Ingalls, V. 2012. Sex differences in the Creation of Fictional Heroes with Particular Emphasis on Female Heroes and Superheroes in Popular Culture: Insights from Evolutionary Psychology. The Review of General Psychology 16(2): 208-221
Ingalls, V. 2010. The Hero’s Relationship to Family: A Preliminary Sociobiological Analysis of Sex Differences in Hero Characteristics Using Children’s Fantasy Literature. Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology 4(4):332-352.
Staicer, C.A.., Ingalls, V. and Sherry, T.W. 2006. Singing Behavior Varies with Breeding Status of American Redstarts (Setophaga ruticilla). Wilson Journal of Ornithology 118:439-451.
Ingalls, V. 1993. Startle and Habituation Responses of Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata)in a Laboratory Simulation of Anti-predator Defenses of Catocala Moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Behaviour 126: 77-96.
Kroodsma, D.E., Ingalls, V.A., Sherry, T.W., and Werner, T.K. 1987. Songs of the Cocos Island Flycatcher: Vocal Behavior of a Suboscine on an Isolated Oceanic Island. Condor 89: 75-84.
Awards and Honors
2013: promoted to Full Professor of Biology
2009: Gregory J. Kilgariff Distinguished Service Award: Marist College
2007: Edwards Prize for the best published paper in the 118th volume of The Wilson Journal of Ornithology (see Staicer, Ingalls & Sherry 2006)
1996: Elected Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee/Chair of the Faculty (Marist College) (served 1996-1998)
1995: Board of Trustees Distinguished Teaching Award: Marist College
1992: Carnes Award and American Ornithologists’ Union Research Grant (presented by the American Ornithologists’ Union): The Role of Song in the Breeding-Season Ecology of a Migratory Forest Songbird (The American Redstart)
1983: Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund Award (presented by the American Museum of Natural History): Avian Predator Strategies to Insect Startle Defenses: The Habituation of Blue Jays to Successive Presentations of Startle Stimuli
1980: Nancy Skinner Clark Fellowship (for graduate study), Vassar College
1978: General Honors, Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Vassar College