Kathryn LeCroy joins the Biology Department as an Assistant Professor. Dr. LeCroy received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2021. She comes to Rhodes after serving as a postdoctoral research fellow at Cornell University. During her time at Cornell, Dr. LeCroy taught undergraduates about the diversity, ecology, and conservation of our 20,000 species of bees described worldwide. Dr. LeCroy studies the ecology of native and introduced solitary bees, including their health outcomes across urban, agricultural, and natural landscapes with the help of community scientists and undergraduate researchers. Dr. LeCroy is originally from Pleasant Grove, Alabama and enjoys botanizing, porch-sitting, and live music.