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Faculty/Staff & Contact Information

Campus Phone Location
Dahlonega 706-867-1953 Health and Natural Science Building
Gainesville 678-717-2265 Science Building
Oconee 706-310-6252 Student Resource Center

Office Hours

Academic Year
(mid-August through April)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

(May through mid-August)
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Faculty & Staff


John Roberts
John Roberts, Part Time Faculty
Room 281, Cumming


Danyelle Aganovic
Danyelle Aganovic, M.S., Senior Lecturer, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 435, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Stream Ecology, Fish Ecology
Carrie Allen
Carrie Allen, M.A.Ed., Senior Lecturer, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 438, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Biological Sciences, Science Education
Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson, Ph.D., Part Time Faculty- Biology
Health & Natural Sciences 151D, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Biology Education, Brain Imaging, Neuroscience
Erin Barding
Erin Barding, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 432, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Wildlife ecology & management
Dobroslawa Bialonska
Dobroslawa Bialonska, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Microbiology
Health & Natural Sciences 437, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Microbiology, Natural Products in Drug Development, Human Gut Microbiota, Food Microbiology, Quorum Sensing Inhibition, Antimicrobial Natural Products
Michael Bodri
Michael Bodri, M.S., V.M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Health and Natural Sciences 119F, Dahlonega
Judy Cooper
Judy Cooper, Part Time Faculty
Health & Natural Sciences 151, Dahlonega
Frank Corotto
Frank Corotto, Ph.D., Professor, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 409, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Biology, Cell Physiology, Neurobiology
Frank Crittenden
Frank Crittenden, Ph.D., Lecturer
Health and Natural Sciences 151D, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation system, genomic editing, neural mitochondrial activity, enzyme kinetics
Janice Crook-Hill
Janice Crook-Hill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 433, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Evolution of Behavior, Ornithology
Nancy Dalman
Nancy Dalman, Ph.D., Professor & Department Head, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 411, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental Toxicology, Marine Biology
Mark Davis
Mark Davis, Ph.D., Professor, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 412, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Ecology, Herpetology, Behavior
Virginie Eyraud
Virginie Eyraud, Part Time Biology Lab Assistant
Karrie Fadroski
Karrie Fadroski, M.S., Senior Lecturer
Health and Natural Sciences 407, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Ecology, Entomology
Valerie Fambrough
Valerie Fambrough, Program Specialist
Health and Natural Sciences 405, Dahlonega
Larry Gibson
Larry Gibson, D.C., Lecturer, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 119-E, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Clinical physical & holistic medicine
Jessica Gomolak
Jessica Gomolak, Part Time Faculty
Health & Natural Science Building 447, Dahlonega
Elizabeth Gordon
Elizabeth Gordon, Part Time Faculty
Jessica Hartel
Jessica Hartel, Ph.D., Lecturer
Area(s) of Expertise: primatology, chimpanzee behavioral ecology, flexibility, aggression and sociality, cognition, conservation, and welfare
Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Biology
Health & Natural Sciences 429, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Microbiology, Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Molecular Genetics, Microbial Population Genetics
Alison Kanak
Alison Kanak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
HNS 406, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Genetics, Environmental Microbiology , Microbial Bioremediation
Morgan Knapp
Morgan Knapp, Limited Term Lab Coordinator
Health and Natural Science 405, Dahlonega
Taylor Marshall
Taylor Marshall, Lab Technician
Health and Natural Sciences 119B, Dahlonega
Ashlee McCaskill
Ashlee McCaskill, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 436, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Mycology
Abby Neyer
Abby Neyer, Assistant Professor of Biology
Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver, Assistant Professor
HNS 439, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Herpetology, Phylogenetic Systematics, Taxonomy, Biogeography, Evolutionary Biology
Christina Panella
Christina Panella, Lecturer
HNS 119-F, Dahlonega
David Patterson
David Patterson, Assistant Professor
Health and Natural 148, Dahlonega
Jessica Patterson
Jessica Patterson, Lecturer, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 148, Dahlonega
Bruce Pichler
Bruce Pichler, Part Time Faculty
Sharon Schmidt
Sharon Schmidt, Biology Lab Assistant
William Seffens
William Seffens, Limited Term Faculty
Miriam Segura-Totten
Miriam Segura-Totten, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, Harry B. Forester Eminent Scholars Chair
Health and Natural Sciences 414, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Cell Biology, Molecular biology, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Ryan Shanks
Ryan Shanks, Ph.D., Professor, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 437, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Science of Teaching and Learning
Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor
HNS 431, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Evolution of Development
Emilia Sola Gracia
Emilia Sola Gracia, Lecturer in Biology
Alexandra Tremblay
Alexandra Tremblay, Assistant Professor
Shane Webb
Shane Webb, Ph.D., Professor, Biology
Health and Natural Sciences 408, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Evolution, Systematics, Ichthyology
Kelly West
Kelly West, M.S., Senior Lecturer
Health and Natural Sciences 412, Dahlonega
Area(s) of Expertise: Biology Education, Environmental Education
Grant Zacher
Grant Zacher, Student Assistant I


Michael Bender
Michael Bender, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
Science 111, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Wildlife Ecology and Management, Bat Ecology
Lynne Berdanier
Lynne Berdanier, M.S., Lecturer, Biology
Watkins 188, Gainesville
Jacob Berger
Jacob Berger, M.S., Limited Term Faculty
Science 111, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Anatomy & Physiology
Laurie Bergeron
Laurie Bergeron, M.S., Lecturer
Science 123, Gainesville
Swapna Bhat
Swapna Bhat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Science 123, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Bacteria Physiology and Genetics
Jeanine Blachly
Jeanine Blachly, Part-Time Faculty
Science 242, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science
Aaron Caudell
Aaron Caudell, Part-Time Biology Lab Assistant
Adam Davis
Adam Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Science 162, Gainesville
Tom Diggs
Tom Diggs, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Science 108, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Ecology, Evolution, Botany, Phylogeography
Dawn Drumtra
Dawn Drumtra, Senior Lecturer, Biology
Science 115, Gainesville
Margi Flood
Margi Flood, M.S., Associate Professor, Biology
Science 110, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Freshwater Ecology, Freshwater Macroinvertebrates
John Hamilton
John Hamilton, Ed.D., Professor, Biology
Science 166, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Biological Sciences
Ghulam Hasnain
Ghulam Hasnain, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
Science 108, Gainesville
Rachel Hughes
Rachel Hughes, M.N.R., Lecturer
Watkins 189, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Conservation Ecology, Natural Resources, Insect and Plant Ecology, Environmental Education, Instructional Design, Implementation & Evaluation
Natalie Hyslop
Natalie Hyslop, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Science 160, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management, Herpetology, Population Ecology
Mattias Johansson
Mattias Johansson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
Science 145A, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Population Genetics, Invasive Species, Aquatic Biology
Ramneet Kaur
Ramneet Kaur, Ph.D., Lecturer
Science 142A, Gainesville
Shannon Kispert
Shannon Kispert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
Science 172, Gainesville
Evan Lampert
Evan Lampert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology
Science 167, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Insect Diversity and Ecology, Multitrophic Interactions
Jason Lang
Jason Lang, Ph.D., Limited Term Faculty
Science 242, Gainesville
Neal Lin
Neal Lin, Limited Term Faculty
Alex Lowrey
Alex Lowrey, Ph.D., Professor, Biology
Science 109, Gainesville
Bijoy Mohanty
Bijoy Mohanty, Part Time Faculty
Science Building 242, Gainesville
Jeanelle Morgan
Jeanelle Morgan, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Associate Department Head
Science 161, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Genetics, Microbiology
Lisa Morrison
Lisa Morrison, Office Administrator
Science 146, Gainesville
Nou Moua
Nou Moua, Lab Coordinator
Linda Purvis
Linda Purvis, M.S., Lecturer
Science Building 115, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Poultry Science, Infectious Diseases, Virology, Immunology
Jo Qian
Jo Qian, Ph.D., Lecturer
Science 172, Gainesville
Jennifer Mook
Jennifer Mook, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology
Science 171, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Herpetology, Genetics, Cell Biology
Martha Sanderson
Martha Sanderson, M.S., Part Time Faculty
Science 123, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Marine Ecology, General Biology
Davison Sangweme
Davison Sangweme, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Science 167, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Virology, Cell Biology, Parasitology, Biomedical Sciences
Mike Saunders
Mike Saunders, M.S., Lecturer
Science 242, Gainesville
John Simms
John Simms, PA-C, Part Time Faculty
Area(s) of Expertise: Medicine, Family Practice, Neurology
Natalia Stevens
Natalia Stevens, Limited Term Faculty
Cathy Whiting
Cathy Whiting, Ph.D., Professor, Biology
Science 114, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: Biological Sciences
Kristin Yager
Kristin Yager, M.S., Lecturer
Science 142A, Gainesville
Area(s) of Expertise: General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Veterinary Anatomy, Environmental Education


Susan Brantley
Susan Brantley, M.S., Lecturer, Biology
Student Resource Center 554, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Entomology, Stream and Wetland Ecology, Entomology Public Outreach
Hugo Collantes
Hugo Collantes, M.S., Lecturer
Student Resource Ctr 555, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Conservation Ecology, Urban Ecology, Chemical Ecology
Julie Glenn
Julie Glenn, Ph.D., Lecturer
Student Resource Center 556, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Mammalogy, Ecology, Genetics
Suzanne Meers
Suzanne Meers, Lecturer, Biology
Student Resource Ctr 550, Oconee
Alyssa Myers
Alyssa Myers, Lecturer
Student Resource Center 555, Oconee
Alex Olvido
Alex Olvido, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology
Student Resource Ctr 552, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Behavioral Ecology (Especially of Crickets), Analysis-of-Variance (ANOVA) Models
Josette Ricker
Josette Ricker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biology
Student Resource Ctr 553, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Cryobiology, Cell Membrane Biology and Biophysics, Theriogenology, Biomimetic surfaces
Jill Schulze
Jill Schulze, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Assistant Dean
Faculty Center 717, Oconee
Eleanor Schut
Eleanor Schut, M.S., Assistant Professor, Biology
Faculty Center 718, Oconee
Area(s) of Expertise: Agroecology, Alley Cropping, Soil Ecology
Veronica Walker
Veronica Walker, Lab Coordinator (Life Sciences)
Student Resource Ctr 551, Oconee

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