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Sheri Boyce
Sheri Boyce

Professor of Biology and Department Chair

Sheri Boyce

Professor of Biology and Department Chair

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Specialty:  Anatomy & Neuroscience

Education:  Ph.D.,Ohio State University

Ted Davis
Ted Davis

Distinguished Professor of the History of Science

Ted Davis

Distinguished Professor of the History of Science

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Specialty:  History of Science; Science and Faith

Education:  Ph.D., Indiana University

Gary Emberger
Gary Emberger

Professor of Botany

Gary Emberger

Professor of Botany

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Specialty: Mycology; Plant Taxonomy

Education:  Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Jeff Erikson
Jeff Erikson

Assistant Professor of Biology

Jeff Erikson

Assistant Professor of Biology

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Specialty:  Aquatic Sciences

Education:  M.E.P.C., The Pennsylvania State University

David K. Foster
David K. Foster

Professor of Biology & Environmental Science

David K. Foster

Professor of Biology & Environmental Science

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Specialty:  Plant Ecology; Ethnobotany; Environmental Ethics

Education:  Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

John Harms
John Harms

Associate Professor of Biology

John Harms

Associate Professor of Biology

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Specialty:  Cancer Biology; Anatomy & Physiology

Education:  Ph.D., The Pennsylvania  State University - Hershey

Erik Lindquist
Erik Lindquist

Professor of Biology & Environmental Science

Erik Lindquist

Professor of Biology & Environmental Science

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Specialty:  Animal Behavior; Ecology; Herpetology; Conservation

Education:  Ph.D., The Ohio State University

James Makowski
James Makowski

Professor of Biology

James Makowski

Professor of Biology

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Specialty:  Genetics; Forensic Microscopy; Science Education

Education:  Ph.D., University of Delaware

Larry Mylin
Larry Mylin

Professor of Biology

Larry Mylin

Professor of Biology

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Specialty:  Molecular Biology; Cellular Immunology

Education:  Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Michael Shin
Michael Shin

Associate Professor of Biology

Michael Shin

Associate Professor of Biology

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Specialty:  Genetics; Molecular Genetics

Education:  Ph.D., New York University

Sarah Crone
Sarah Crone

Assistant Lab Programs Manager

Sarah Crone

Assistant Lab Programs Manager

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Education:  B.S., Penn State University

Cindy Steffan
Cindy Steffan

Department Administrative Assistant

Cindy Steffan

Department Administrative Assistant

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Jennifer Billman
Jennifer Billman

Senior Lecturer in Biology

Jennifer Billman

Senior Lecturer in Biology

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Specialty: Human Anatomy & Physiology; Behavior; Biology

Education:  M.S. University of Maryland, College Park

Ariela Vader
Ariela Vader

Lecturer in Biology

Ariela Vader

Lecturer in Biology

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Specialty:  Biological Education

Education:  M.S., Purdue University

Gerald D. Hess
Gerald D. Hess

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Gerald D. Hess

Professor Emeritus of Biology

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Joe Sheldon
Joe Sheldon

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

Joe Sheldon

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

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