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Susan Brantley, M.S.

Susan Brantley
Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 706-310-6358

Office: Student Resource Center, 554, Oconee
Areas of Expertise: Entomology, Stream and Wetland Ecology, Entomology Public Outreach

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 1101/Lab  Introductory Biology: A Human Perspective/Lab
  • BIOL 1260/Lab  Environmental Science/Lab


  • M.S., Entomology, University of Georgia, 2001
  • B.S., Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 1998

Research/Special Interests

Ms. Brantley is interested in using insects as a tool to teach science in schools.  She is also interested in stream and wetland ecology.


Batzer, D. P., B. E. Taylor, A. E. DeBiase, S.E. Brantley, and R. Schultheis. 2015. Response of aquatic invertebrates to ecological rehabilitation of southeastern USA depressional wetlands. Wetlands 35: 803-813.

Batzer, D. P., S. E. Dietz-Brantley, B. E. Taylor, and A. E. DeBiase.  2005. Evaluating regional differences in macroinvertebrate communities from forested depressional wetlands across eastern and central North America. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, Volume 24.

Dietz-Brantley, S.E., B.E. Taylor, D.P. Batzer, and A.E. DeBiase, 2002.  Invertebrates that aestivate in dry basins of Carolina bay wetlands.  Wetlands, Volume 22, Number 4.


Work Experience

  • Department of Biology, Georgia Perimeter College, 2002- 2006         
  • Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia, 2001-2002
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Aquatic Biologist Intern, 1997-1998

Personal Information

Ms. Brantley is happiest outdoors.  She enjoys giving entomology presentations for elementary school students.  Their excitement is contagious!  She loves teaching; nothing makes her more pleased than hearing from former students about their accomplishments.  

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