Claude James Bailey, Jr

Assistant Professor of Biology/Assistant Dean of Sciences

 

Current Address

2046 North Parkway

Jackson, TN 38301

731-424-3520, x-320

cbailey@jscc.edu

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Biology (Botany) 1999; Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee. Thesis: The Vascular Flora of the Riparian Zones of the Clear Fork River and New River in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BSFNRRA)

 

Bachelor of Science, Biology 1995; Union University, Jackson, Tennessee

 

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Biology, 2006-present; Jackson State Community College, Jackson, Tennessee

- Lecture and Lab Instructor of General Biology I and II, and Human Anatomy Physiology I

- Faculty Advisor for the JSCC Biology Club

 

Biology Instructor, 2005-2006; Jackson State Community College, Jackson, Tennessee

- Lecture and Lab Instructor of General Biology I and II, and Human Anatomy Physiology I

- Faculty Advisor for the JSCC Biology Club

 

State Botanist, 2002-2005; Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation, Division Natural Heritage, Nashville, Tennessee

- Maintain a list of rare, threatened and endangered plant species for the State of Tennessee.

- Conducted and coordinated research on rare plant species and other native flora

- Licensed nursery farmers for the sell and export of endangered plant species.

- Maintain communication and relationships with academic and other professional scientists.

 

Stewardship Ecologist, 2000-2001; Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation, Division Natural Heritage, Nashville, Tennessee

- Coordinated cooperating agencies to manage Designated State Natural Areas in western TN

- Developed site conservation plans and drafted management plans for western Tennessee Designated State Natural Areas.

- Coordinated research and construction projects on State Natural Areas.

- Inventoried and vouchered floristic elements on western Tennessee State Natural Areas.

 

Field Botanist/Biologist II, 1999-2000; Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation, Division of Natural Heritage, Nashville, Tennessee

- Conduct inventories related to the recover of federally listed plant species.

- Produce habitat models using GIS software for federally listed plant species

- Write conservation plans, management plans and field reports relative to federally listed or candidate plant species.

 

Teaching Assistant, 1995-1999; Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee

- Conducted laboratory exercises and lectures for Ecology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Botany, and General Biology.

- Conducted research related to Masters Degree Program, The Vascular Flora of the Clear Fork River and New River Riparian Zones in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Flora of Tennessee and of the southeastern United States

- Ecology of rare and endangered plant species

- Native plant cultivation

 

PUBLICATIONS (Peer reviewed)

Chester, Edward W., B. Eugene Wofford, Dwayne Estes and Claude Bailey. 2009. A Fifth Checklist of Tennessee Vascular Plants. Number 31, SIDA, Botanical Miscellany, U.S.A. ISBN 13 978-1889878.

Bailey, Claude and Felix F. Coe. 2001. The vascular flora of the riparian zones of the Clear Fork River and the New River in the Big South Fork River and Recreation Area (BSFNRRA). Castanea 66(3): 262-274. September 2001.

 

PUBLICATION (Non-peer reviewed)

Bailey, Claude. 2003. Strange new world in Fayette County. The Tennessee Conservationist, May 2003, pg 24

Bailey, Claude. 2002. Sand post oak in west Tennessee. The Tennessee Conservationist. 58(6): 4-5.

 

ABSTRACTS

Bailey, Claude J. 2007. The discovery and status of Quercus margaretta (Sand post oak) in southwest Tennessee. Proceedings of the Tennessee Academy of Science 2006; Vol. 82, No. 1-2. Pg 18.

Bailey, Claude J. and David Lincicome. 2006. The status of Clematis morefieldii (Huntsville vasevine) in Tennessee. Proceedings of the Tennessee Academy of Science 2005; Vol. 81, No. 1-2. Pg 20.

Bailey, Claude. 2005. The historical and present distribution of Desmodium ochroleucum (cream-flowered tick-trefoil). Proceedings of the Tennessee Academy of Science 2004. Vol 80(2), pg 32.

McCoy, Roger and Claude Bailey. 2005. Boyd Barrens a significant botanical site on the Eastern Highland Rim. Proceedings of the Tennessee Academy of Science 2004. Vol. 80(2), Pg 32.

Bailey, Claude. 2004. Notes on the distribution of rare plant species on cedars of Lebanon State Forest, Wilson Co. Tennessee. Abstracts of papers presented at the 113th meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences. Vol. 70(2), pg 38.

Bailey, Claude. 1999. The vascular flora of the Clear Fork and New River riparian communities of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Abstracts of papers presented at the 1998 meeting of the Tennessee Academy of Sciences. Vol. 74(1-2), pg 16.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

- Southern Appalachian Botanical Society (Castanea); 1999- present

- Botanical Research Institute of Texas; 2000-present

- Anonymous reviewer, 2003, 2006

- Tennessee Academy of Sciences; 1999-present

- Chair, Botany Section of the 115th Annual Meeting, 2006

- Secretary, Botany Section of the 114th Annual Meeting, 2005

 

COMMITTEES

Jackson State Community College, Jackson, TN

- Arboretum Committee (ad-hoc) (Currently)

- Biology Faculty hiring committee (summer 2008), Co-chair with Dr. R. Coppings

- Biology Faculty hiring committee (summer 2009), Chair

- Campus Projects Committee (2009-present)

- Curriculum Committee (2008- present)

- Faculty Council (2009-present)

- Faculty Handbook Subcommittee (summer 2009)

- JSCC Green Committee (ad-hoc) (2008-present)

- Humboldt Center, Administrative Assistant hiring committee (2008), Matt McLean, Chair.

- Administrative Reorganization Committee (ad-hoc) (2008-2009)

- Retention Committee (2009 present)

- Student Aid and Awards (currently)

Professional/Discipline Specific

- Tennessee Exotic Plant Pest Council, 2009- present

- Tennessee Rare Plant Scientific Advisory Committee, 2006- present

 

Community Service

- Jscc Biology Club Advisor - Privet (Ligustrum sinense) at Cypress Grove Nature Area, Jackson, TN; Spring 2009.

- Hike leader, Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Great Smoky Mountains National Park; 2006, 2007, and 2008.

- West Tennessee Regional Science Fair Judge, hosted by Union University; 2006, 2007 and 2010.

 

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

- Technical Editor, 2004 Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians: by Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly and Duhl

- Anonymous reviewer 2006- SIDA, published by the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth - for the peer review scientific journal.