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"The best thing about the Department of Biology is all of the professors! They are all so willing to help and are genuinely interested about not only your grades but also you as a person."


Dr. Jim Taylor

  • Professor
  • Department Chair of the Biological Sciences
  • Courses taught: General Biology II, Ecology, Tropical Ecology Hawaii, Southwest Ecology, Research Capstone

Dr. Blake Johnson

  • Assistant Professor
  • Courses taught: Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Applied Microbiology, Immunology, Research Capstone

Dr. Tim Knight

  • Dean of the Patterson School of Natural Sciences
  • Professor
  • Courses taught: General Biology I, Introduction to Wildlife Conservation and Management, Environmental Science, Research Capstone

Dr. Ruth Plymale

  • Associate Professor
  • Courses taught: General Biology I laboratory, Freshman Research Experience, Microbiology, Infectious Disease, Research Capstone

Dr. Nathan Reyna

  • Associate Professor
  • Courses taught: Bioinformatics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Research Capstone


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