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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Jan. 31. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

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., Interim 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 Faculty

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 Faculty

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 Faculty

Nikki Seagraves, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

Amal Shediwah, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty

Steve Smith, M.S., Lecturer

Marie Stone, M.S., Lecturer

Paul Stone, Ph.D., Professor 

Mary Tappert, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty

Andrew Taylor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Will Unsell, M.S., Manager Biology Laboratories

Mark Walvoord, M.S., Adjunct Faculty 

Rebecca Williams, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty