Maia Bailey

Associate Professor

Contact Information:


Feinstein Academic Center 402D


Ph.D. - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; Indiana University

Brief Biography:

I am passionate about building communities that can address the issues of our time.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Evolutionary Biology, Plant Population Biology, Service Learning

Teaching Philosophy:

Students learn best when they feel comfortable being their authentic selves and can see how the material relates to their lives, helps solve real problems, and builds on knowledge they already have.

Selected Publications:

Bailey, M. Camp, J. Civic Engagement as a Course Level Strategy for Integrative Learning. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

Bailey, M. Case, A. Caruso, C. (2017) Physiological e ects of temperature do not explain prevalence of females in populations of gynodioecious Lobelia siphilitica growing in warmer climates. American Journal of Botany.(104), 411-418.

Montgomery, B. Bailey, M. Brown, G. Delph, L. (2014) Evaluation of the cost of restoration of male fertility in Brassica napus. Botany.(92), 847-853.

Caruso, C. Case, A. Bailey, M. (2012) The evolutionary ecology of cytonuclear interactions in angiosperms. Trends in Plant Science.(17), 638-643.

McCauley, D. Bailey, M. (2009) Recent advances in the study of gynodioecy: the interface of theory and empiricism. Annals of Botany.(104),

Bailey, M. Delph, L. (2007) A field guide to models of sex-ratio evolution in gynodioecious species. Oikos.(116), 1609-1617.

McCauley, D. Sundby, A. Bailey, M. Welch, M. (2007) Inheritance of chloroplast DNA is not strictly maternal in Silene vulgaris (Caryophyllaceae): Evidence from experimental crosses and natural populations. American Journal of Botany.(94), 1333-1337.

Bailey, M. Delph, L. (2007) Sex-ratio evolution in nuclear-cytoplasmic gynodioecy when restoration is a threshold trait. Genetics.(176), 2465-2476.

McCauley, D. Bailey, M. Sherman, N. Darnell, M. (2005) Evidence for paternal transmission and heteroplasmy in the mitochondrial genome of a gynodioecious plant. Heredity.(95), 50-58.

Bailey, M. (2005) Offspring sex ratio under inbreeding and outbreeding in a gynodioecious plant. Evolution.(59), 99-107.

Delph, L. Bailey, M. Marr, D. (1999) Seed provisioning in gynodioecious Silene acaulis (Caryophyllaceae). American Journal of Botany.(86), 140-144.

Selected Presentations:

Camp, J. Bailey, M. AAC&U General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment Conference. American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Jacksonville, FL - "Poster: Civic Engagement as a Course-level Strategy for Integrative Learning" February, 2020

Camp, J. Bailey, M. Eastern Region Campus Compact Biennial Conference. , Providence, RI - "Feeding Two Birds with One Hand: Civic Engagement as Integrative Learning" March, 2019

Bailey, M. New England Faculty Development Conference. New England Faculty Development Consortium, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA - "Convincing faculty to include Civic Engagement" November, 2016

Bailey, M. . Stonehill College, Easton, MA - "Where the girls are: plant sexuality and the puzzle of high female hotspots" , 2014

Bailey, M. Evolution 2013. Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systemic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists, Snowbird, UT - "Ecology of Conflict: Temperature can Heighten Costs of Antagonistic Cytonuclear Interactions in Gynodioecious Lobelia Siphilitica" June, 2013

Bailey, M. Evolution Ottawa. 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, Canada - "Ecological effects on male fertility restoration in cytonuclear gynodioecy" July, 2012

Bailey, M. New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference. , Cambridge, MA - "" June, 2012

Bailey, M. Lehigh Valley Ecology and Evolution Symposium. , Allentown, PA - "" April, 2011

Bailey, M. Biology New England South Meeting. PC, RWU, URI, and UMass Dartmouth, Bristol, RI - "Sex and the single weed: connecting floral and genetic diversity in Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria" December, 2008

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