Dr. Eli Knapp teaches courses in Human Ecology, Wildlife Behaviour, Geology, Ornithology, Conservation Biology, and Swahili at Houghton College, in New York, and in Tanzania. He holds a Masters in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Santa Barbara, California (2003), and a PhD in Ecology from Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, Colorado (2009). His interests lie in the interactions between humans and the environment, especially around protected areas. He has studied human-environment relationships most extensively in East Africa and lived in Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania, for three years. His active areas of research involve household economies and poaching around protected areas.