• Michael Freake
    Michael Freake,
    Professor in Biology

    Office: SMC 203D
    Phone Ext: 8282

    Dr. Michael Freake is a Professor of Biology. He received his PhD from Flinders University of South Australia on lizard homing behavior, and continued his research on animal navigation as a post-doctoral research fellow at Indiana University. His current research focuses on the conservation ecology and genetics of eastern hellbenders (giant salamanders). This is conducted in collaboration with the Tennessee Hellbender Recovery Partnership.  His research has been published in Animal Behaviour, Journal of Experimental Biology, Copeia, Herpetological Conservation and Biology and Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology. He teaches biology courses which include Environmental Science, Ecology, Animal Behaviour and Evolutionary Biology.

    Dr. Freake supervises undergraduate research through his project on eastern hellbenders. This typically involves paid student research internships over the summer. His students develop field and lab skills, network with wildlife professionals from zoos, universities, and state and federal agencies, and have the opportunity to present their research at meetings.

    Dr. Freake has also been the coach of Lee University Women’s Rugby Club. The team has built a great reputation for a high level of performance on the field, reaching the National Championships six times since he took on the position in 2008. There is a strong emphasis on providing a supportive, empowering club for students who come with a wide range of athletic abilities and backgrounds wanting to play the fastest growing women’s team sport in the United States.

Academic Calendar

5/25
Summer Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer Courses to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
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Summer Graduation Applicants: Due date for Transfer Courses to be posted and "I" grades to be removed
5/28
Camp Discovery: Slammin' Science Camp
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Camp Discovery: Slammin' Science Camp
Rising 2nd - 4th grade 2018 Rocket City Science Camps
5/28
Camp Explore: STEAM Enrichment Camp
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Camp Explore: STEAM Enrichment Camp
Rising 5th - 8th grade 2018 Rocket City Science Camps
5/29
Camp Discovery: Slammin' Science Camp
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Camp Discovery: Slammin' Science Camp
Rising 2nd - 4th grade 2018 Rocket City Science Camps
5/29
Camp Explore: STEAM Enrichment Camp
All day | Read more

Camp Explore: STEAM Enrichment Camp
Rising 5th - 8th grade 2018 Rocket City Science Camps
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