Ph.D., Tulane University, 1974
Office:151 Biology Building
Phone: (985) 549-3442
Office Hours: by appointment
Teaching Expertise: Vertebrate Anatomy, Herpetology
Research Interests: Dr. Sever is well-known for over thirty years of work on the secondary sexual characters of salamanders, including the anatomy, function, and evolution of their skin glands and cloacal glands. Other studies done by Dr. Sever have involved ecology and behaviour, and he also discovered and named the species Eurycea junaluska, a salamander restricted to the southern Appalachian Mountains. His most recent work has involved the morphology and phylogeny of sperm storage and other aspects of the urogenital systems of Chondrichthyes, amphibians, and reptiles.