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Biology Faculty & Staff


Don C. DaileyProfessor and Department Chair
Molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis

Carol J. BaskaufProfessor
Plant ecology, population genetics 

Chad S. BrooksProfessor
Molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis

Willodean D. Burton, Professor and SAMA Director
Ecology, aquatic toxicology

Mollie F. Cashner, Assistant Professor
Animal Behavior, genetics 

L. Dwayne EstesAssociate Professor and Curator of Herbarium
Plant systematics

C.M. GiengerAssistant Professor
Ecology and physiology of amphibians and reptiles

Steven W. Hamilton, Professor and Director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology
Entomology, insect systematics, aquatic biology

Rebecca JohansenAssistant Professor
Fish systematics, phylogeography, and population genetics

Jefferson G. LebkuecherProfessor
Plant morphology, plant physiology

Sarah Lundin-SchillerProfessor
Endocrinology, animal physiology

Sergei A. MarkovProfessor
Microbiology, molecular biology, biological H2 production

Karen MeischAssociate Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Gilbert R. PittsProfessor
Physiology, endocrinology

D. Michelle RogersInstructor
State Coordinator Project WET

Joseph R. SchillerProfessor and Graduate Program Coordinator
Aquatic ecology, field biology

A. Floyd ScottProfessor and Director of the David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology
Herpetology, ecology

Cindy L. TaylorProfessor
Amphibian biology

Amy L. Thompson, Associate Professor
Brown recluse spider bite pathology, skeletal muscle development and disease 

James F. ThompsonProfessor
Evolutionary biology

Colleen White, Instructor
Principles of Biology

Stefan Woltmann, Assistant Professor
Avian Ecology, conservation genetics 


Adjunct Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

  • Daniel W. Bath, Genetics
  • Charles N. Boehms, Sr., Invertebrate Ecology
  • Edward W. Chester, Plant Taxonomy & Plant Ecology
  • John L. Butler, Aquatic Ecology
  • Mack T. Finley, Aquatic Toxicology
  • Benjamin P. Stone, Plant Physiology