Christopher Brown, Ph.D., Chairperson, Associate Professor. Research interests: ecology, life history evolution, and behavior of terrestrial
arthropods. Courses taught: Entomology, General Ecology, Biostatistics.
David Beck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. David Beck, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: infectious diseases
of humans. Courses taught: Medical Microbiology, Health Science Microbiology, Immunology,
Disease Prevention, Bacterial Pathogenesis, Microbial Evolution.
Brian Carver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: Mammalian community dynamics and conservation; bat biology and
management. Courses taught: Conservation Biology, Introduction to Biology, Mammalogy.
Bradley Cohen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: wildlife ecology and management of game animals. Courses taught:
Habitat Management, General Ecology, Wild Bird Ecology.
Daniel Combs, Ph.D., Professor. Research interests: ecology and behavior of avian wildlife species. Courses taught: Ornithology, Dendrology, Wildlife Techniques, General
Steven Cook, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate Studies Chair. Research interests: Ecology of freshwater invertebrates; fish propagation, parasitology,
bioenergetics; biotic indices. Courses taught: Invertebrate Zoology, General Ecology,
General Parasitology, Fisheries Management, Fish Culture.
John Gunderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor. Research interests: microbial ecology and evolution; symbiosis. Courses taught: General
Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Marine Biology.
Josh Hall, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: Ecological developmental biology, life-history evolution, and
global change ecology of reptiles and amphibians. Courses taught: Human Anatomy and
Physiology, Animal Physiology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy.
Steven Hayslette, Ph.D., Professor. Research interests: wildlife ecology and management; avian ecology, behavior, and
nutrition. Courses taught: National Wildlife Policy, Wildlife Principles, Wildlife
Techniques, Concepts of Biology for Educators.
Carla Hurt, Ph.D. Associate Professor. Research interests: speciation and diversification in marine invertebrates; conservation
genetics of rare animal species. Courses taught: General Genetics, Molecular Genetics.
Hannah Kinmouth-Schultz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research Interests: Plant responses in complex, changing environments; flowering
time; interactive effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide change on plant environmental
perception; strategies to improve student confidence and resiliency; strategies to
improve student content and skill retention.
Robert Kissell, Ph.D., Professor. Research interests: species-habitat associations and population ecology of mammals,
especially fur bearers and large mammals. Courses taught: Biostatistics, Wild Mammal
Ecology, GIS for Wildlife and Fisheries.
Justin Murdock, Ph.D., Associate Professor. Research interests: stream and wetland biogeochemistry, algal ecology, stream community ecology, disturbance ecology. Courses taught: Phycology, Limnology, Stream Ecology.
Mostafa Rahnama, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research Interests: molecular microbiology, genome research, bioinformatics, computational biology, population genetics.
Mark Rogers, Ph.D. , Associate Professor. Research interests: fisheries ecology and management, aquatic food webs, invasive
species, population dynamics and modeling. Courses taught: Reservoir Fisheries Management,
Amanda Rosenberger, Ph.D. , Associate Professor. Research interests: Ecology and conservation of freshwater biota, particularly mollusks,
nongame fish, and crayfish. Courses taught: Malacology; Professional Development for
Graduate Students; Aquatic Landscape Ecology.
Kit Wheeler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: stream fish ecology; quantitative population and community modeling. Courses taught: Ichthyology, Biostatistics, General Ecology.
Shawn Zeringue-Krosnick, Ph.D., Associate Professor. Research interests: plant systematics, morphogenesis, and reproductive biology. Courses
taught: General Botany, Plant Ecology, Plant-Animal Interactions, Field Botany, Plant
Nikki Panter, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer. Research interests: Animal behavior. Courses taught: General Biology, General Ecology,
Biological Communications Skills.
Richard Pirkle, M.S., Senior Instructor. Research interests: Canada goose physiology and social biology. Courses taught: Human
Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
Paige Pointer, M.S., Instructor. Courses taught: Biological Communication Skills; General Biology II; Introduction
to Biology; Diversity of Life; General Botany.
Jerry Swallows, M.S., Lecturer. Courses taught: General Biology; Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology; Biological
Adjunct Teaching Faculty
Dustin Buttram, Lecturer. Courses taught: Wildlife Law Enforcement.
James Ventrice, M.S., Lecturer. Courses taught: Genetic Engineering Lab, Health Science Microbiology Lab, Medical