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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 and Assistant Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, 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 EstesProfessor and Curator of Herbarium
Plant systematics

C.M. GiengerAssociate Professor and Curator of the David H. Snyder   Museum of Zoology, 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 JohansenAssociate Professor, Curator of the Ichthyology Collection, 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 MeischProfessor and Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, Genetics

Gilbert R. PittsProfessor
Physiology, endocrinology

D. Michelle RogersInstructor
State Coordinator Project WET

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

Cindy L. TaylorProfessor
Amphibian biology

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

Colleen White, Instructor
Principles of Biology

Stefan Woltmann, Assistant Professor
Avian Ecology, conservation genetics 


Adjunct Faculty

Post-Retirement 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
  • A. Floyd Scott, Herpetology and Ecology
  • Benjamin P. Stone, Plant Physiology