TCNJ Weather Alert

Due to the impending snow storm, TCNJ will be closed on Wednesday, March 21 through noon on Thursday, March 22 (conditions permitting). See note for Residential Students.

Alert Posted on March 20th, 2018 at 7:14 pm

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Research Interests

Plant Evolutionary Biology

  • Pollen morphology, ultrastructure and development – phylogenetic implications and structure-function relationships
  • Pollination biology of seed plants – mechanics and evolution
  • Morphology and development of reproductive organs – correlations with pollen and spore structure, development, and function
  • Origins and diversifications of angiosperms

Higher Education

  • Pedagogical, scholarly, and institutional aspects of undergraduate engagement in research
  • The teacher-scholar role of faculty
  • Faculty workload models
  • Integration of high-impact educational practices into the curriculum
  • Leadership of organizational and cultural change

Field Experience

Museum/Collection Experience

  • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC)
  • Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Texas State University-San Marcos (San Marcos, TX)
  • Swedish Museum of Natural History (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • The Field Museum (Chicago, IL)
  • Truman State University (Kirksville, MO)
  • University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada)
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence KS)

Student Research



Jeffrey M. Osborn has received over $8.6 million in grant funding as a principal investigator (PI) and co-principal investigator (Co-PI).  His efforts have been supported by a range of extramural funding agencies, foundations, and organizations; several include the following:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar Program–Council for International Exchange of Scholars
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Petroleum Research Fund–American Chemical Society
  • International Water Lily and Water Gardening Society