(In August of 2018, I will be starting a position as Assistant Professor of Wildland Resources at Utah State University.)


Post-Doctoral Researcher. Washington State University (Drs. Tom Besser & Paul Cross, supervisors)


Ph.D. Biology. 2016.  Penn State (Dr. Peter Hudson, FRS, advisor)

M.S. Statistics. 2010. Montana State (Dr. Megan Higgs, advisor)

B.A. Biological Modeling (Self-designed). 2006. Saint Olaf College (Dr. Julie Legler, advisor)

PUBLICATIONS (link to page)

  • EAGLES RSPF Tool. K. Manlove, D. Weiss, J., Sheldon. Software in conjunction with NASA-RRSC grant deliverables via Yellowstone Ecological Research Center.
  • Power analysis software for the Greater Yellowstone Network Watershed. K. Manlove and K. Irvine.
  • ONCOR: A Computer program for genetic stock identification. S. Kalinowski, K. Manlove, and M.L. Taper.


  • Instructor of record, Statistics 411/511: Data analysis (Montana State University, 2018)
  • Disease Modeling Workshop (Apr. 2017 and scheduled Apr. 2018), Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Co-instructor, Intermediate R Workshop (National Meeting of The Wildlife Society, October 2016)
  • Teaching assistant, Biology 412: Disease Ecology (Penn State, 2014)
  • Teaching assistant, Coursera Epidemics (Penn State, 2013-2014)
  • Teaching assistant, Intermediate Statistics (Montana State University, 2009-2010)
  • Teaching assistant, Introductory Statistics (Montana State University, 2008-2010)


  • Research Scientist, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University (2010-2016)
  • Statistical Consultant/Research Assistant, Penn State Department of Biology (2010-2012)
  • Ecological Statistician, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (2010-2011)
  • Wildlife Disease Working Group board member, The Wildlife Society (2017-)
  • Invited Attendee, Wildlife Disease Spillover Workshop, YNP (2018)
  • Symposium organizer, National Meeting of The Wildlife Society (October 2016)
  • Co-Coordinator, Bozeman JAGS Working Group (Jan-May 2016)
  • Invited Attendee, RAPIDD Interpreting serological data workshop (2016)
  • Invited Attendee, NIMBioS Modeling Disease transmission at the interface of wildlife, livestock, and poultry populations workshop (Knoxville TN, 2014)
  • Coordinator, CIDD R Basics Seminar (Penn State, 2013)
  • Co-coordinator, Challenges to conservation: Infection and immunity in wildlife metapopulations workshop (Penn State, 2012)