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Biology

Graduate Faculty


Chris BrownChristopher Brown, Ph.D., Chairperson, Associate Professor. Research interests: ecology, life history evolution, and behavior of terrestrial arthropods. Courses taught: Entomology, General Ecology, Biostatistics.
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David BeckDavid 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.
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Brian CarverBrian Carver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: Mammalian community dynamics and conservation; bat biology and management. Courses taught: Conservation Biology, Introduction to Biology, Mammalogy. 
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Brad CohenBradley Cohen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: wildlife ecology and management of game animals. Courses taught: Habitat Management, General Ecology, Wild Bird Ecology.
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Daniel CombsDaniel Combs, Ph.D., Professor. Research interests: ecology and behavior of avian wildlife species. Courses taught: Ornithology, Dendrology, Wildlife Techniques, General Ecology.
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Brad CookSteven 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.
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John GundersonJohn Gunderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor. Research interests: microbial ecology and evolution; symbiosis. Courses taught: General Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Marine Biology.
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Josh HallJosh 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. 
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Steven HaysletteSteven 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.
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Carla HurtCarla 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. 
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Robert KissellRobert 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. 
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Justin MurdockJustin Murdock, Ph.D., Associate Professor. Research interests: stream and wetland biogeochemistry, algal ecology, stream community ecology, disturbance ecology. Courses taught: Phycology, Limnology, Stream Ecology.

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Mark RogersMark 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, Biometry.
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Amanda Rosenberger 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.
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Kit WheelerKit Wheeler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor. Research interests: stream fish ecology; quantitative population and community modeling. Courses taught: Ichthyology, Biostatistics, General Ecology. 

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Shawn KrosnickShawn 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 Anatomy.
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Teaching Faculty


Nikki PanterNikki Panter, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer. Research interests: Animal behavior. Courses taught: General Biology, General Ecology, Biological Communications Skills.
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Richard PirkleRichard Pirkle, M.S., Senior Instructor. Research interests: Canada goose physiology and social biology. Courses taught: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
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DefaultPaige Pointer, M.S., Instructor. Courses taught: Biological Communication Skills; General Biology II; Introduction to Biology; Diversity of Life; General Botany.
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Jerry SwallowsJerry Swallows, M.S., Lecturer. Courses taught: General Biology; Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology; Biological Communication Skills. 
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Adjunct Teaching Faculty


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Dustin Buttram, Lecturer. Courses taught: Wildlife Law Enforcement. 


DefaultJames Ventrice, M.S., Lecturer. Courses taught: Genetic Engineering Lab, Health Science Microbiology Lab, Medical Microbiology Lab.
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