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Josef Kren

Josef Kren, Sc.D., PhD

PH: 402-481-4934

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Previous Education:

  • PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)
  • Doctor of Science, Masaryk University


I taught at Midland University from 2003-2007. I have been teaching at Bryan College of Health Sciences since 2006. I am also an adjunct faculty member at  Doane University.
My research background focuses on the study of birds. Ecophysiology of birds, (1987-1990), behavioral genetics of birds (1991-1996). I currently work on the effects of endocrine disruptors on avian vocalization.

Notable publications authored/co-author:

1) Kren, Josef and Amelia C. Zoerb.(2020).Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

2) Kren, Josef. (2001). Birds of the Czech Republic. A & C Black; London.

3) Scharf, William C. and Josef Kren.(2010).Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius), The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

4) Johnsgard, Paul A. and Kren, Josef, "The Birds of the Nebraska Sandhills" (2020). Zea E-Books. 96. 

Professional Service and Recognition:

  • Nebraska Academy of Sciences - Chairperson of Teaching of Science and Mathematics and Policy Committee Member
  • Teacher of the Year, Doane University - 2009, 2012, 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty, Midland University - 2006

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