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

Carol J. BaskaufProfessor
Plant ecology, population genetics 

Chad Brooks, Associate Provost for Research and Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Mollie F. Cashner, Associate Professor
Animal Behavior, genetics 

L. Dwayne EstesProfessor and Curator of Herbarium
Plant systematics

C.M. GiengerAssociate Professor and Curator of the Herpetology Collection
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 JohansenProfessor and Curator of the Ichthyology Collection
Graduate Program Coordinator
Fish systematics, phylogeography, and population genetics

Jefferson G. LebkuecherProfessor
Plant morphology, plant physiology

Sarah Lundin-SchillerProfessor
Endocrinology, animal physiology

Jason L. Malaney, Assistant Professor

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

Karen MeischProfessor and Interim Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 

Gilbert R. PittsProfessor
Physiology, endocrinology

D. Michelle RogersInstructor
State Coordinator Project WET

Joseph R. SchillerProfessor
Aquatic ecology, field biology

Cindy L. TaylorProfessor
Amphibian biology

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

Colleen White, Instructor
Introduction to Biology, General Biology

Stefan Woltmann, Associate Professor
Avian Ecology, conservation genetics 

Temporary Faculty

  • Manisha Gupte, Assistant Professor
    General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Mahaguruge T. Fernando, Assistant Professor                                                                                                  General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology


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
  • James F. Thompson, Professor, Evolutionary Biology