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Biological Sciences Department Faculty

We are driven by our commitment to excellent teaching!

Dr. Becktell with a student in the greenhouseOur professors in Biology have deliberately chosen to pursue their careers at Colorado Mesa University because of its commitment to teaching.  Small class sizes, innovative approached, hands-on labs, fieldwork, field courses, and undergraduate research are what draw BOTH faculty and students to our Department.

Please feel free to contact the professors listed below for more information about our department and its offerings.

Full-Time Faculty in Biological Sciences

Bruce Bauerle, D.A. (Ecology and Vertebrate Zoology)

Margot Becktell, Ph.D. (Botany and Horticulture)

Richard Dujay, Ph.D. (Mammalogy and Electron Microscopy)

Paul Hampton, Ph.D. (Physiological Ecology and Comparative Morphology)

Eriek Hansen, Ph.D. (Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology)

Susan Longest, Ph.D. (Animal Behavior and Physiology)

Stephanie Matlock, M.S. (Vertebrate Ecology and Wildlife Management)

Gary McCallister, D.A. (Parasitology and Epidemiology)

Denise McKenney, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)

Carrie McVean Waring, D.V.M. (Anatomy and Physiology)

Kyle McQuade, Ph.D. (Cellular and Molecular Biology)

Zeynep Ozsoy, Ph.D. (Molecular Biology)

Aparna D.N. Palmer, Ph.D. (Marine Invertebrate Zoology and Molecular Genetics)

Melissa Scott, Ph.D. (Biophysics)

Stephen Stern, Ph.D. (Plant Molecular Systematics)

Kelly Jean Thomas, Ph.D. (Mitochondrial Biology)

Thomas Walla, Ph.D. (Tropical Ecology and Insect Biology)

Steve D. Werman, Ph.D. (Molecular Systematics and Herpetology)

Emeritus Faculty in Biological Sciences

Forbes Davidson, Ph.D. (Physiology and Medicine)

Adjunct Faculty in Biological Sciences

Dusty Perkins, Ph.D. (Wildlife Ecology)

Marty Jacobson, Ph.D. (Microbiology)

Susan Radka, Ph.D. (Pathology)

Robert Walker, Ph.D. (Microbiology)

Part-Time Faculty in Biological Sciences

Timothy Brady, D.C.

Jonathan Cooley, M.S.

Teresa Coons, Ph.D.

Russell Copelan, M.D. (Anatomy and Forensic Biology)

Shay Fabbro, Ph.D.

Matthew Garhart, M.S.

George Gromke, M.D. (Medical Sciences Advisor)

Adam Gwiazdowski, D.C.

Kelli Kessel, M.S.