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Faculty

The Biological and Environmental Sciences Department faculty members possess real-world experience and research in their respective fields. They are among the best scholars and practitioners in the biological and environmental industries, cumulatively contributing to hundreds of scholarly books, magazines and journals. They have also presented countless papers at international and national conferences.

Click on each of our faculty member's profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.

Department Chair

  • Dr. David G. Argent

    Professor

    Dr. Argent was born in England and emigrated to Pittsburgh with his family in the late More

Faculty

  • Dr. Summer Arrigo-Nelson

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Arrigo-Nelson studies the effects of habitat disturbance on forest regeneration and More

  • Dr. Carol Bocetti

    Associate Professor

    Worked for 10 years at USDI Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 1994-2004 More

  • Dr. David Boehm

    Professor

    Dr. Boehm and his students study how bacteria, like Escherichia coli, cause disease by More

  • Dr. Paula Caffrey

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Caffrey's Ph.D. project involved studying trace elements in aquatic animals (daphnia). More

  • Dr. Derek Gray

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Gray grew up in Canada and received his undergraduate and graduate education there. While More

  • Dr. Chadwick Hanna

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Hanna was born and raised in Wisconsin before moving to Tennessee, where he earned his More

  • Dr. Sarah Meiss

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Meiss grew up in Harrisburg, Pa., and went to college at nearby Bloomsburg University. More

  • Dr. Louise Nicholson

    Assistant Professor

    After completing her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the United Kingdom, Dr. More

  • Brian Paulson

    Professor

    Dr. Paulson was born and raised in the upper Midwest. He came to Cal U in 1989. His areas  More

  • Dr. Mark Tebbitt

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Tebbitt's research interests focus on plant systematics, which involves the naming, More

  • Dr. Robert S. Whyte

    Professor

    Dr. Whyte is a specialist in the field of plant ecology and studies invasive plants, More

  • Dr. Ed Zuchelkowski

    Professor

    Dr. Zuchelkowski completed his Ph.D. work at West Virginia University, where his doctoral More