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Dr. Tom Benoit  

Dr. Tom Benoit
Professor of Biology
Director of Institutional Effectiveness 

Teaching Areas:   

    General Biology I

    Microbiology
    Immunology

Research Interests:
    Bacillus spores and oil-digesting
    bacteria from oil seepage sites

Education:
    Ph.D. in Microbiology, Texas Tech University
    M.A. and B.S. in Biology, University of Texas at Arlington


Dr. T.J. Boyle

Dr. Terrence Boyle
Assistant Professor of Biology

Teaching Areas:

    General Biology II

    Invertebrate Zoology
    Aquatic and Marine Ecology
    Non-majors Biology

Research Interests:
    Invasive species
    Natural history of crustaceans
    Species diversity, ecology, and distribution

Education:
    Ph.D. in Zoology, Texas A&M University
    M.S. and B.S. in Biology, Tarleton State University
     


Dr. Brant
 

Dr. Joel Brant
Professor of Biology

Teaching Areas:

    Environmental Geology

    Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
    Ecology
    Mammalogy

Research Interests:
    Natural history of mammals
    Morphology of heteromyid rodents
    Mammalian fauna of  the Southern Rolling Plains
    & Edwards Plateau

Education:
    Ph.D. in Biology, Texas Tech University
    M.S. in Biology, Angelo State University
    B.S. in Biology, Abilene Christian University

 
Dr. Lee  

Dr. Malaney O'Connell
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Teaching Areas:
   Cell Biology

   Genetics
   Molecular Biology
   Biotechnology

Research Interests:
   Breast Cancer
   Collagen
   Biotechnology

Education:
   Ph.D. in Cancer Cell Biology, UT Medical Branch Galveston
   B.S. in Biochemistry, McMurry University


Dr. Anna Saghatelyan 

Dr. Anna Saghatelyan
Professor of Biology

Teaching Areas:

    Non-majors Biology
    Botany
    Medicinal Plants
    Systematics and Geography of Plants

Research Interests:
    Phytogeography
    Analytical floristics
    Flora of Armenia
    Flora of South - West Texas
    Comparative analysis of the flora of South-West
    Texas and Armenia

Education:
    Ph.D. in Biology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Ac.Sc
    USSR, St. Petersburg, Russia
    M.A and B.S. in Biology, Yerevan State University, Armenia


Dr. Sharp
 

Dr. Larry Sharp
Associate Professor of Biology
Chief Health Professions Advisor

Teaching Areas:
    Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
    Human Physiology
    Medical Terminology
    PREP Health Professions Seminar

Education:
    Doctor of Chiropractic, Parker University
    B.S. in Mathematics, Tarleton State University

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Dr. Wilson
 

Dr. Gary Wilson
Professor of Biology, Department Chair

Teaching Areas:
    Microbiology
    Scientific Thought
    Advanced Microbiology

Research Interests:
    Physiology and ecology of bacterial spores
    Environmental microbiology
    Science Education

Education:
    Ph.D. and M.S. in Microbiology, Texas Tech University
    B.S. in Education, University of Texas at El Paso