Cassie Majetic

Faculty Profiles

Cassie Majetic

Cassie Majetic

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Environmental Studies



PhD, University of Pittsburgh
BS, Allegheny College

Research Interests 

  • Plant evolutionary ecology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Pollination ecology and evolution

Courses Recently Taught 

  • BIO 106L: Mandel, Darwin, and the world we live in lab
  • BIO 154: Foundations of biology II
  • BIO 248: Issues in enviromental biology
  • BIO 310: Teaching in biology
  • BIO 312: Evolution
  • BIO 316: Conversation biology
  • BIO 316L: Conversation biology lab
  • BIO 335: Plant-animal interactions
  • BIO 385: Introduction to research
  • BIO 485: Research in biology

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Majetic, C.J., S.D. Wiggam, C.J. Ferguson, R.A. Raguso. "Timing is everything: temporal variation in floral scent, and its connections to pollinator behavior and female reproductive success in Phlox divaricata."  American Midland Naturalist 173 (2015): 191-207.
  • Majetic, C.J., D.A. Levin, R.A. Raguso.  "Divergence in floral scent profiles among and within species of cultivated Phlox."  Scientia Horticulturae 172 (2014): 285-291.
  • Majetic, C.J., B.N. Sinka. "Diverging pathways: differential benzenoid and phenylpropanoid volatile production in Phlox subulata cultivars."  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 50 (2013): 75-81.
  • Majetic, C.J., R.A. Raguso, T.-L. Ashman.  "The sweet smell of success: floral scent affects pollinator attraction and seed fitness in Hesperis matronalis."  Functional Ecology 23 (2009): (3) 480-487.
  • Majetic, C.J., R.A. Raguso, T.-L. Ashman.  "Sources of floral scent variation: can environment define floral scent phenotype?" Plant Signaling and Behavior 4 (2009): (2) 129-131.
  • Majetic, C.J., R.A. Raguso, T.-L. Ashman.  "The impact of biochemistry vs. population membership on floral scent profiles in colour polymorphic Hesperis matronalis."  Annals of Botany 102 (2008): 911-922.

Professional Memberships 

Society for the Study of Evolution, 2002-present
Ecological Society of America, 2002-present
Botanical Society of America, 2002-present
Graduate Women in Science, 2004-present
Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007-present
British Ecological Society, 2010-present
Sigma Xi, 2010-present
Indiana Academy of Science, 2012-present