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Faculty
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Adjunct Faculty Instructors and Term Faculty Emeritus and Retired Faculty Staff

 

Faculty


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Dr. Elaine Abusharbain
Interests:  Environmental education, classroom environment, evaluation, inservice teacher professional development .
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1240
Phone:   618-650-2453
Email:   eabusha@siue.edu
Dr. Ralph Axtell
Interests:  Evolutionary systematics and zoogeography, morphometric analysis of diversity among and within species, range limitation studies in amphibians and reptiles, distributional mapping. 
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1200
Phone:   618-650-3405
Email:   raxtell@siue.edu
Dr. Kelly Barry
Interests:  Plant tissue culture methods for the propagation of native plants of conservation concern; developing and assessing biology curriculum and teaching strategies for application in secondary education and higher education.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1180
Phone:  618-650-5245
Email:   kbarry@siue.edu
Dr. Richard Brugam, Distinguished Research Professor
Interests:  Paleoecology, diatom ecology, pollen analysis, human disturbance and the developmental history of lakes, impacts of mining on lakes.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1270
Phone:   618-650-2377
Email:   rbrugam@siue.edu
Dr. Paul Brunkow
Interests:  Amphibian conservation ecology, effects of morphological variability on ecology.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1220
Phone:   618-650-2976
Email:   pbrunko@siue.edu
Dr. David Duvernell, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Interests:  Population genetics, conservation genetics, retrotransposable elements.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1165
Phone:   618-650-3468
Email:   dduvern@siue.edu
Dr. Elizabeth Esselman
Interests:  Plant conservation genetics, plant systematics and taxonomy.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1230
Phone:   618-650-5719
Email:   eesselm@siue.edu
Dr. Rick Essner, Graduate Program Director, Department of Biological Sciences
Interests:  Ecological and functional morphology.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1115
Phone:   618-650-2338
Email:   ressner@siue.edu
Dr. Tom Fowler, Safety Officer, Department of Biological Sciences
Interests:  Molecular genetics and cell signaling in fungi.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1110
Phone:   618-650-5231
Email:   tfowler@siue.edu
Dr. Amy Hubert
Interests:  Molecular biology of stem cells and regeneration in planarian flatworms.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1205
Phone:   618-650-3406
Email:    ahubert@siue.edu
Dr. David Jennings
Interests:  Endocrine regulation of evolutionary changes in development and life history strategies.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1285
Phone:   618-650-3614
Email:   dajenni@siue.edu
Dr. Dennis Kitz
Interests:  Host-pathogen interactions, effect of antibiotics and cytokines on host immune response.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1295
Phone:   618-650-3004
Email:   dkitz@siue.edu
Dr. Luci Kohn
Interests:  Quantitative morphology; genetic and environmental influences on skeletal and dental morphology; evolution of morphology.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1210
Phone:   618-650-2394
Email:   lkohn@siue.edu
Dr. Kevin Krajniak
Interests:  Physiology, distribution and effects of neuropeptides in freshwater molluscs and arthropods.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1290
Phone:   618-650-3467
Email:   kkrajni@siue.edu
Dr. Faith Liebl
Interests:  Synapse development; expression, trafficking, and localization of glutamate receptors.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1120
Phone:   618-650-2509
Email:   fliebl@siue.edu
Dr. Zhi-Qing Lin
Interests:  Developing phytoremediation technology for the cleanup of trace element contaminated water and soil, including the use of phytoextraction, phytostabilization, phytovolatilization, and constructed wetland treatment systems.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 2180
Phone:   618-650-2650
Email:   zhlin@siue.edu
Dr. Darron Luesse, Assistant Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Interests:  Molecular processes behind plant gravitropism and other environmental responses, intracellular signal transduction, chlorophyll synthesis, and plant physiology.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1125
Phone:   618-650-2153
Email:   dluesse@siue.edu
Dr. Vance McCracken, Professional Science Masters (PSM) Program Director
Interests: Gastrointestinal microbiology and mucosal immunology, Helicobacter pylori, enterohepatic Helicobacter species, inflammatory bowel disease, molecular approaches to microbial ecology, testing of novel antimicrobial compounds.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1190
Phone:   618-650-5246
Email:   vmccrac@siue.edu
Dr. Peter Minchin
Interests: Community ecology, conservation and restoration of plant communities, development of statistical methods for analyzing community variation, animal and plant habitat modeling.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1250
Phone:   618-650-2975
Email:   pminchi@siue.edu
Dr. William Retzlaff, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Interests:  Green roof systems.
Recent Publications 
Office: PH 3431
Phone:   618-650-2728
Email:   wretzla@siue.edu
Dr. Aldemaro Romero, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Interests:  Integrative Biology, Environmental Studies, History and Philosophy of Science.
Curriculum Vitae
Publications
Office: PH 3409
Phone:   618-650-5047
Email:   aromero@siue.edu
Dr. Kurt Schulz
Interests:  Forest canopy-understory interactions, ecological restoration, invasive species.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1260
Phone:   618-650-3005
Email:   kschulz@siue.edu or docecology@aol.com
Dr. Chris Theodorakis
Interests:  Aquatic ecotoxicology, water quality, molecular and genetic toxicology, biomarkers, oxidative stress & DNA damage, nanotoxicology, evolutionary toxicology, endocrine disruption, conservation genetics, molecular ecology.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 2215
Phone:   618-650-5235
Email:   ctheodo@siue.edu
Dr. Paul Wanda
Interests:  Animal virology, erythroid differentiation, cell signaling.
Recent Publications
Office:
SLW 1130
Phone:   618-650-2336
Email:   pwanda@siue.edu
Dr. Jake Williams
Interests:   Animal physiology.
Recent Publications
Office: SLW 1170
Phone:   618-650-2118
Email:   jasowil@siue.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Anita Joy
Interests: 
Office: AL 206 (School of Dental Medicine)
Phone:   618-474-7028
Email:   ajoy@siue.edu
Dr. Guim Kwon
Interests: 
Office: U2 0220 (School of Pharmacy)
Phone:   618-650-5150
Email:   gkwon@siue.edu
Dr. Joseph Schober
Interests:  Cancer cell motility, microtubule and actin signaling, microtubule plus-end proteins.
Office: UP 1009 (School of Pharmacy)
Phone:   618-650-5129
Email:   joschob@siue.edu
Dr. Dan Welch
Interests:  Physiological mechanisms underlying the control of masticatory behavior.
Office: AL 286 (School of Dental Medicine)
Phone:   618-474-7030
Email:   dwelch@siue.edu

 

Emeritus and Retired Faculty


Dr. Richard Keating
          Email:  rkeatin@siue.edu
Dr. Steven McCommas
          Email:  smccomm@siue.edu
Dr. Nancy Parker
Dr. Marian Smith 
         Email:   msmith@siue.edu
Dr. Jamie E. Thomerson
Email:   jthomerson@austin.rr.com
Dr. Christina (Wilson) Broderson
Email:   weft00@gmail.com
 ajabs@siue.edu

Instructors and Term Faculty


Tom Buettner, M.S.
Office: SLW 1255
Phone: 618-650-2307
Email:   tbuettn@siue.edu 
Catherine Durbin, M.S.
Office: SLW 0175
Phone: 618-650-3942
Email:   cadurbi@siue.edu
Ashley Jabs, M.S.
Office: SLW 1215
Phone: 618-650-3902
Email:   ajabs@siue.edu
Dr. Barb McCracken
Office: SLW 1245
Phone: 618-650-3907
Email:   bmccrac@siue.edu
Philip Short, M.S.
Office: SLW 1235
Phone: 618-650-3856
Email:   pshort@siue.edu
Abigail Sidwell, M.S.
Office: BL 1210 (University Park Annex)
Phone: 618-650-5068
Email:   awacker@siue.edu
Christine Simmons, M.S.
Office: SLW 1305
Phone: 618-650-2508
Email:   chsimmo@siue.edu


Staff


Pam Cunningham, Office Manager, Department of Biological Sciences
Office: SLW 1160
Phone: 618-650-3928
Email:   phartze@siue.edu
Gene Goldsand, Researcher (Science Equipment Maintenance & Repair)
Office: SLW 0185
Phone: 618-650-3136
Email:   egoldsa@siue.edu
Anita Korta, Office Support Associate, Department of Biological Sciences
Office: SLW 1175
Phone: 618-650-3929
Email:   akorta@siue.edu
Mary Rast, Laboratory Manager, Department of Biological Sciences
Office: SLW 0170
Phone: 618-650-2642
Email:   mrast@siue.edu

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