Jonathan Pruitt


I am gay and I am a professor in animal behaviour. //

I was born in a tiny, conservative, orange-grove town in central Florida and dreamed my whole life of moving away, becoming a professor, studying animals in the wild, and living in a thriving city. I left high school early to start college and worked my way from community college, to various state schools (USF, UT Knoxville), and eventually to a variety of professorships (University of Pittsburgh, UC Santa Barbara). I now hold a federally endowed research chair position at McMaster University in Toronto Metro. If you ever care to study animal social behavior or help figure out why some animal societies collapse, please do reach out 🙂