Faculty & Staff

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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Administrative Faculty and Staff

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Indiren Pillay

Indiren Pillay

Department Chair, Professor
203 Herty Hall
(478) 445- 5863
Education

Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Research

Microbiology education, phage biology

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Judith Sanders

Judith Sanders

Office Coordinator
201 Herty Hall
(478) 445-2440
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​Devonshay Smith

​Devonshay Smith

Administrative Assistant
201 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0809
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Brady Bennett

Brady Bennett

Laboratory Coordinator
205 Herty Hall
(478) 445-1331
Education

M.S., Biology, Georgia College & State University

Department Faculty

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Dave Bachoon

Dave Bachoon

Professor
237 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0812
Education

Georgia Power Endowed Professor of Environmental Sciences
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Georgia

Research

Molecular tracking and quantification of pathogenic bacteria in environmental samples; water quality

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Andrei L. Barkovskii

Andrei L. Barkovskii

Professor
233 Herty Hall
(478) 445-4246
Education

Ph.D., Microbiology, SSR Supreme Cert. Comm.

Research

Antibiotic resistance and virulence in the environment; metagenomics and microbial community structure and function; microbial processes in clays and kaolin

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C. Daniel Burt

C. Daniel Burt

Lecturer
110 Porter Hall
(478) 445-0815
Education

PhD., Crop & Soil Sciences, University of Georgia

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Kwan Christenson,

Kwan Christenson,

Senior Lecturer
242-B Herty Hall
(478) 445-5861
Education

M.D., Khon Kaen University

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Dominic DeSantis

Dominic DeSantis

Assistant Professor
105 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5648
Education

Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Texas at El Paso

Research

Herpetology, Vertebrate Zoology, Conservation Biology

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Melanie DeVore

Melanie DeVore

Professor
231 Herty Hall
(478) 445-2438
Education

Ph.D., Plant Biology, Ohio State University

Research

Plant systematics, paleobotany

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Y. Ellen France

Y. Ellen France

Professor
​211 Herty Hall
(478) 445-1330
Education

Ph.D., Cell Biology, Yale University

Research

Intracellular trafficking, secretory pathways

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Michael Gleason

Michael Gleason

Professor
232 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0813
Education

Ph.D., Biochemistry, Oklahoma State University

Research

Prions, membrane trafficking, molecular systematics

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Gregory Glotzbecker

Gregory Glotzbecker

Assistant Professor
134 Herty Hall
(478) 445-8685
Education

Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University

Research

Ichthyology; Invasion biology; Hybridization; Animal behavior; Population genetics; Disturbance ecology

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Ashok Hegde

Ashok Hegde

Professor
235 Herty Hall
(478) 445-3464
Education

William Harvey Endowed Professor for Biomedical Science
Ph.D., Cancer Research, Center of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Post-doctoral Training: Neuroscience, Columbia University

Research

Neuroscience, synaptic plasticity, learning and memory

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Gretchen Ionta

Gretchen Ionta

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Natural History Museum
103 Herty Hall
(478) 445-1332
Education

Ph.D., Botany, University of Florida

Research

Plant systematics, floristics, pollination biology

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Kasey Karen

Kasey Karen

Associate Professor, Biology Program Coordinator
266 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5862
Education

Ph.D., Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University

Research

Molecular virology and cell biology; virus-host interactions

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Leeann Kelley

Leeann Kelley

Lecturer
108 Porter Hall
(478) 445-8612
Education

M.S., Biology, Georgia College and State University

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Kalina Manoylov

Kalina Manoylov

Professor
202 Herty Hall
(478) 445-2439
Education

Ph.D., Zoology/Ecology, Evol. Biology/Behavior, Michigan State University

Research

Aquatic Ecology, algal ecology, diatom taxonomy

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Alfred Mead

Alfred Mead

Professor, Graduate Coordinator
106 Herty Hall
(478) 445-1091
Education

Ph.D., Geosciences, University of Nebraska

Research

Cenozoic mammalian systematics and paleoecology

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Matt Milnes

Matt Milnes

Assistant Professor
213 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0817
Education

Ph.D., Zoology, University of Florida

Research

Vertebrate physiology; comparative reproductive physiology; endocrine disruption in wildlife.

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Christine Mutiti

Christine Mutiti

Assistant Professor
133 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5870
Education

Ph.D., Botany, Miami University, OH

Research

Forest, wetland, and landscape ecology, and GIS and remote sensing

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Sam Mutiti

Sam Mutiti

Professor
156 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5858
Education

Ph.D., Geology, Miami University, OH

Research

Groundwater & surface water interactions, surface and wetland hydrology, water quality, GIS and remote sensing

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Emily Parrish

Emily Parrish

Senior Lecturer
204 Herty Hall
(478) 445-2469
Education

M.S., Biology, Georgia College & State University

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Lori Robinson

Lori Robinson

Senior Lecturer
109 Porter Hall
(478) 445-1337
Education

M.S., Biology, Georgia College & State University

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Bruce Snyder

Bruce Snyder

Assistant Professor
270 Herty Hall
(478) 445-2372
Education

Ph.D., Ecology, University of Georgia

Research

Soil ecology; species invasions; invertebrate zoology; biodiversity; citizen science; taxonomy of earthworms, millipedes, and other soil macrofauna.

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Katie Stumpf

Katie Stumpf

Assistant Professor
269 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0811
Education

PhD., Biology, Northern Arizona University

Research

Avian population ecology and genetics, conservation biology, animal behavior

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Thomas Toney

Thomas Toney

Professor
234 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0814
Education

Ph.D., Physiology & Biophysics, University of Illinois

Research

Endocrinology, hormone receptors, endocrine disruptors

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Allison Rick VandeVoort

Allison Rick VandeVoort

Associate Professor, Environmental Sci. Program Coordinator
268 Herty Hall
(478) 445-5865
Education

Ph.D., Plant and Environmental Science, Clemson University

Research

Soil contaminants, agroecosystems, biochemical cycling

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David A. Weese

David A. Weese

Associate Professor
158 Herty Hall
(478) 445-0818
Education

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Auburn University

Research

Molecular ecology and evolutionary biology, population genetics, biodiversity and conservation

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Kristine N. White

Kristine N. White

Assistant Professor
159 Herty Hall
(478)445-8756
Education

Ph.D., Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi

Research

Ecology and biodiversity of marine amphipod crustaceans

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E.H. Barman

E.H. Barman

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Education

Ph.D., Entomology and Limnology, Cornell University

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Bob Chandler

Bob Chandler

Emeritus Professor
Education

Ph.D., Biology, Ornithology, University of Kansas

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Dennis Parmley

Dennis Parmley

Emeritus Professor
Education

Ph.D., Zoology, Michigan State University

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Harold Reed

Harold Reed

Emeritus Professor
Education

Ph.D., Microbiology, Ohio University

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Kenneth Saladin

Kenneth Saladin

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Education

Ph.D., Biological Science, Florida State University

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William Wall

William Wall

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Education

Ph.D., Zoology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Harriett  Whipple

Harriett Whipple

Education

Ph.D. Botany, University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill

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G. William Wolfe

G. William Wolfe

Emeritus Professor
Education

Ph.D., Zoology, University of Tennessee