Faculty Information

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Department of Biology faculty, education, and interests


 

James E. Alexander, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D.,University of Oklahoma, 1987
  • Population ecology and physiological ecology of aquatic invertebrates; zebra mussel (Dreissena) biology.
  • Dr. Alexander's page.

 

Ronald Atlas, Professor

  • Ph.D., Rutgers, 1972
  • Microbial ecology and physiology; hydrocarbon metabolism; microbial abatement of pollution; polar microbiology.

 

Margaret Carreiro, Associate Professor

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Gary Cobbs, Professor

  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 1974
  • Population genetics; protein polymorphism; evolutionary theory; Drosophila genetics.

 

Cindy Corbitt, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1997
  • Behavioral neuroendocrinology, environmental signaling and the central nervous system.
  • Dr. Corbitt's laboratory page.

 

Lee Dugatkin, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar

  • Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton,1991
  • Behavioral and evolutionary ecology; Evolution of cooperative and altruistic behavior; cultural transmission and female mate choice; evolutionary psychology.
  • Dr. Dugatkin's page.

 

Perri Eason, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1991
  • Behavioral ecology and conservation biology of terrestrial vertebrates and insects.

 

Sarah Emery, Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005
  • Plant ecology, biodiversity, succession, restoration, plant-fungus interactions, plant-insect interactions, invasive species, sand dune biology.
  • Dr. Emery's laboratory page.

 

Paul Ewald, Professor

  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1980
  • Evolutionary ecology of parasitism, evolutionary medicine, agonistic behavior, pollination biology.

 

Ronald D. Fell, Professor and Chair of the Department

  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1977
  • Applied physiology, nutrition, muscle metabolism and exercise physiology.

 

    Linda Fuselier, Assistant Professor [On campus Spring 2015]

    • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004
    • Stream fish ecology, bryophyte ecology and evolution, evolution of plant phenotypic plasticity, and undergraduate pedagogy.

     

    Paul R. Himes, Assistant Professor

    • Ph. D., Michigan State University, 2009
    • Microbiology, molecular genetics
    • Dr. Himes' page

     

    Arnold J. Karpoff, Associate Professor

    • Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1969
    • Morphology and physiology of plant growth and development; plant ultrastructure.

     

    Jennifer Mansfield-Jones, Assistant Professor

     

    Michael Perlin, Professor

    • Ph.D., University of Chicago,1983
    • Molecular genetics; structure and function of the gene; molecular biology of drug action; gene mapping and splicing, fungal phytopathogens, host/pathogen interaction.
    • Dr. Perlin's page.

     

    Shira Rabin, Assistant Professor

    • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2005
    • Bacterial pathogenesis; toxin biology; host/pathogen interactions

     

    Susanna Remold, Associate Professor

    • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1998
    • Microbial evolutionary ecology and evolutionary genetics; adaptation to free-living and host association; microbes of the built environment
    • Dr. Remold's laboratory page

     

    Mark Running, Assistant Professor

     

    David J. Schultz, Associate Professor

    • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
    • Molecular genetics, biotechnology, and biochemistry; production of unusual lipids and secondary metabolites in plants; trichome mediated pest resistance in Pelargonium xhortorum (geranium).

     

    Joseph M. Steffen, Professor

    • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1980
    • Cellular and molecular physiology; environmental physiology, endocrine and growth factor effects on muscle.

     

    Micah Worley, Associate Professor

    • Ph.D., Oregon Health Sciences University, 2000
    • Microbiology of intracellular pathogens and pathogen manipulation of host cells.
    • Dr. Worley's laboratory page.

     

    Stephen P. Yanoviak, Associate Professor & Tom Wallace Endowed Chair of Conservation.

     

    Deborah R. Yoder-Himes, Assistant Professor

    • Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2005
    • Microbiology and molecular genetics.  Bacterial pathogenesis, transmission of opportunistic pathogens, the role of bacterial pathogens in the environment, and the evolution of pathogenesis.
    • Dr. Yoder-Himes' laboratory page.