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biology faculty and staff

Mel Vaughan, Ph.D., Interim Chair and Professor 

Elizabeth Allan, Ph.D., Professor and Coordinator of Secondary Science Education 

Megan Ashby, Administrative Assistant I 

Troy Baird, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus

David Bass, Ph.D., Professor 

Carrie Bentley, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Health Professions Advisor 

Jim Bidlack, Ph.D., Professor  

Bob Brennan, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor 

Allison Burrows, M.S., Lecturer

Chris Butler, Ph.D., Professor 

Gloria Caddell, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor 

Brandt Cassidy, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

Harold Cleveland, Ph.D., Lecturer 

Casie Collamore, Ph.D., Lecturer 

James Creecy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 

Andrea Curtis, M.S., Lecturer 

Cari Deen, Ph.D., Lecturer

Shahang Derakhshan, M.S., Lecturer

Allyson Fenwick, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Christopher Goodchild, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Terry Harrison,  Ph.D., Associate Dean Emeritus

Jenna Hellack, Ph.D., Chair Emeritus

Michelle Haynie, Ph.D., Professor 

Christina Hendrickson, Ph.D.,  Coordinator Human Physiology Lab

Vicki Jackson, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

Elsa John, Adjunct Instructor

Ralph Jones, M.S., Coordinator Microbiology Lab

Chad King, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

Katelynn Knick, Administrative Assistant III

Hari Kotturi, Ph.D., Professor 

Wayne Lord, Ph.D., Professor 

Lynda Loucks, M.S., Director Natural History Museum  

Linda Luna, M.S., Coordinator General Biology Lab

Brandon McDonald, M.S., Manager of the Selman Living Laboratory, Lecturer 

Bob Melton, Adjunct Instructor

Jenna Messick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Paul Olson, Ph.D., Lecturer

Clark Ovrebo, Ph.D., Professor 

Matthew Parks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 

Dineesha Premathilake, M.S., Adjunct Instructor

Nikki Seagraves, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

Amal Shediwah, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor 

Steve Smith, M.S., Lecturer

Marie Stone, M.S., Lecturer

Paul Stone, Ph.D., Professor 

Mary Tappert, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor 

Andrew Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Will Unsell, M.S., Manager Biology Laboratories

Mark Walvoord, M.S., Adjunct Instructor 

Rebecca Williams, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor