Dan Cristol is the Director of Undergraduate Research, a Chancellor Professor of Biology, has been the director of the William & Mary's premier merit scholarship program for 12 years, and a faculty member in the biology department for 21 years. Before that, he was a research fellow or student at the University of California-Davis, Oxford University, Indiana University (
Dan teaches Introductory Biology, Animal Behavior, and Ornithology, and of course has served on many college-wide committees. He also has written a monthly column on birds in the Virginia Gazette for 175 straight months and is occasionally seen or heard in the national media commenting on bird-related conservation issues, for
Dan has been married for 27 years to Rebecca Reimers. They have two daughters, both named after birds, who attend Lafayette High School and William & Mary.