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Biology Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Biology are active in research and conduct studies in diverse subdisciplines within biology, including molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology.

The department also has faculty members with expertise in pedagogical studies, genomic analysis and neuroscience.

Departmental Faculty Leadership

John Kennell, Ph.D.
Department Chair 

Brian Downes, Ph.D., and Thomas Valone, Ph.D.
Associate Chairs

Susan Spencer, Ph.D.
Graduate Affairs Committee Chair

Laurie Russell, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Student Coordinator

Lindzy Dodson, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Research Coordinator


Emeritus Faculty

  • Robert D. Aldridge, Ph.D.
  • Joe Leverich, Ph.D.
  • John Severson, Ph.D.

Faculty Resources

Employee/Employment Forms

Biology Grant Forms

Travel Forms

Research Forms