Amy Dolan
Assistant Professor of Biology/STEM Outreach Coordinator
Science Center 121
Ph.D. Portland State University
B.A. University of Oregon
Dr. Amy Dolan joined Northern's faculty in 2018. She grew up on a homestead in Nikiski, Alaska. Dr. Dolan attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology and Spanish. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in biology at Portland State University, studying genetics, reproductive biology, mate choice, and reproductive success of eastern kingbirds. Dr. Dolan lives on a farm with her husband Ryan, and their three children: Oliver, Ruthie, and Zet.
Courses Taught
Biology Survey
General Biology
Environmental Biology
Human Biology
Gross Anatomy
Christopher M, Chutter, Lucas J. Redmond, Nathan W. Cooper, Amy C. Dolan, Deborah Duffield, and Michael T. Murphy. "Paternal behaviour in a socially monogamous but sexually promiscuous passerine bird." BEHAVIOUR, 153: 443-466, APR 2016.
Cooper NW, Murphy MT, Redmond LJ, Dolan AC. "Reproductive correlates of spring arrival date in the Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus."  JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 152 (1): 143-152, JAN 2011.
Redmond LJ, Murphy MT, Dolan AC, Sexton K. "Parental investment theory and nest defense by Eastern Kingbirds." WILSON JOURNAL OF ORNITHOLOGY, 121 (1): 1-11, MAR 2009.
Dolan AC, Murphy MT, Redmond LJ, Duffield D. "Maternal characteristics and the production and recruitment of sons in the eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)." BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 63 (10): 1527-1537, AUG 2009.
Cooper NW, Murphy MT, Redmond LJ, Dolan AC. "Density-dependent age at first reproduction in the eastern kingbird." OIKOS, 118 (3): 413-419, MAR 2009.
Redmond LJ, Murphy MT, Dolan AC, Sexton K. "Public information facilitates habitat selection of a territorial species: the eastern kingbird." ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 77 (2): 457-463, FEB 2009.
Davuluri G, Gong WL, Yusuff S,  Lorent K, Muthumani M, Dolan AC, Pack M. "Mutation of the Zebrafish Nucleoporin elys Sensitizes Tissue Progenitors to Replication Stress." PLOS GENETICS, 4 (10): Art. No. e1000240, OCT 2008. 
Murphy MT, Sexton K, Dolan AC, Redmond LJ. "Dawn song of the eastern kingbird: an honest signal of male quality?" ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 75: 1075-1084, MAR 2008.
Yee NS, Gong W, Huang Y, Lorent K, Dolan AC, Maraia RJ, Pack M. "Mutation of RNA pol III subunit rpc2/polr3b leads to deficiency of subunit Rpc11 and disrupts zebrafish digestive development" PLOS BIOLOGY, 5 (11): 2484-2492, NOV 2007.
Sexton K, Murphy MT, Redmond LJ, Dolan AC. "Dawn song of eastern kingbirds: intrapopulation variability and sociobiological correlates." BEHAVIOUR, 144: 1273-1295, OCT 2007.
Dolan AC, Murphy MT, Redmond LJ, Sexton K, Duffield D. "Extrapair paternity and the opportunity for sexual selection in a socially monogamous passerine."  BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 18 (6): 985-993, NOV-DEC 2007.
Redmond, LJ; Murphy, MT; Dolan, AC. "Nest reuse by Eastern Kingbirds: Adaptive behavior or ecological constraint?" CONDOR, 109 (2): 463-468, MAY 2007.
Wallace KN, Dolan AC, Seiler C, Smith EM, Yusuff S, Chaille-Arnold L, Judson B, Sierk R, Yengo C, Sweeney HL, Pack M. "Mutation of smooth muscle myosin causes epithelial invasion and cystic expansion of the zebrafish intestine." DEVELOPMENTAL CELL, 8 (5): 717-726, MAY 2005.