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Our faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to our university and the broader community. Detailed faculty research interests may be found here.  

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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defaultBrian 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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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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