Biological & Environmental Sciences Faculty and Staff

Administrative

Siegfried B. Harden, Ph. D.
Associate Professor and Divisional Chair
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
sbharden@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3401

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EDUCATION
M.P.H. 1993, University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S. 1992, University of Alabama
M.Aq. 1999, Auburn University
Ph.D. 2003, Auburn University in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology Lab
Organismal Biology Lab
Microbiology
Earth science Lab
Interdisciplinary Studies-Crossroads-Sophomore Seminar in Creative Thinking
Public Health
Cell Biology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Biology education
Interdisciplinary Studies
Water Quality

 

Julie Barbaree
Departmental Secretary
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
jebarbaree@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3624

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OFFICE RESPONSIBILTIES
Graduate Programs
Grants & Contracts
Health Professions

 

Mary Gardner
Departmental Secretary
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
mgardner7792@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-5477

 

Sara Hester
Departmental Secretary
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
sarahester@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3401

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OFFICE RESPONSIBILTIES
Undergraduate programs and majors
Purchasing
Accounts receivable/payable
Adjunct contracts

 

Faculty

Christopher A. Boyd, Ph. D.
Lecturer
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
boydc@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-8612

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1994. Auburn University
M.S. 1997. Clemson University
Ph.D. 2006. Auburn University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Sustainable Development
Critical Issues in Environmental Management
Microbiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
Earth and Space Science
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Alternatives for Coastal Shoreline Protection
Environmental Policy
Soil Conservation and Water Quality
Sustainable Development
Conservation Biology

 

Kristina B. Boyd
Lecturer
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
kbboyd@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3401

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EDUCATION
Doctor of Chiropratic Degree 2006, Logan College of Chiropratic, Chesterfield, Missouri
B.S. Human Biology 2004, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology Lab
Human A&P I and II Lecture
Human A&P I and II Lab
Career Opportunities in Health Professions
Neuroanatomy
Medical Physiology

 

Barden Cannamela, Ph. D.
Lecturer
Troy University
Phenix City, AL 36869
bcannamela@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-706-660-2342

 

Alvin Diamond, Ph. D.
Associate Professor/Arboretum Director
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
adiamond@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3938

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1984, Troy University
M.S. 1987, Auburn University
Ph. D. 2006, Auburn University
COURSES TAUGHT
Organismal Biology
General Ecology
Population Ecology
Field Vertebrate Zoology
Entomology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Distribution and ecology of rare plant species
Plant and animal interactions
Floral and faunal surveys
PROGRAM ADVISOR
General Biology
Ecology & Field Biology

 

Michel Donnelly, Ph. D.
Lecturer
Troy University
Dothan, AL 36303
mdonnelly@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556

 

Elizabeth Ensor
Lecturer
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
eensor@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6417

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1987, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
M.S. 2009, Troy University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology Lab
Principles of Environmental Science
Principles of Environmental Science Lab
General Ecology
General Ecology Lab
Organismal Biology
Organismal Biology Lab
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Biomedical Sciences
Biology Major
General Biology Program

 

Janet Gaston
Lecturer/Health Professions Advisor
Assistant to the Dean
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
jgaston@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-5659

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1975, Troy University
M.S. 1977, Troy University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology,
Organismal Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Health Professions
Biology Education

 

Amy Grilliot
Lecturer
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
agrilliot@troy.edu
Telephone:1-334-808-6687

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COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology Lab

 

Alban Guillaumet, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Ecology
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
aguillaumet@troy.edu
Telephone:1-334-670-3776 

 additional informationEducation
I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Montpellier in France working on the evolutionary history of two sibling species of birds (larks), and then went on with postdoctoral studies in Mississippi, Ontario (CA), and Hawaii, on model species such as double-crested cormorant, Canada lynx and Hawaiian honeycreepers.

Courses taught
My current teaching responsibilities include topics related to vertebrate ecology, such as Ornithology, Biostatistics, as well as an introductory Biology course.

Research interests
I am interested by the historical and ecological mechanisms underlying species diversification and distribution, and particularly topics such as species coexistence in animal communities and the patterns and determinants of avian migration. Some of my previous research projects include phylogenetic and ecomorphological studies, and the development of population dynamics models and statistical decision tools for biodiversity conservation and wildlife management.

 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alban_Guillaumet

 

Brian Helms, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
helmsb@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3932

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Education
B.S. 1995, North Carolina State University
M.S. 2000, Appalachian State University
Ph.D. 2008, Auburn University
COURSES TAUGHT
Organismal Biology
General Ecology
Issues in Aquatic Ecology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Stream community ecology
Ecological restoration
Natural history and conservation of freshwater invertebrates

 

Jacqueline Jones, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
: jdjones@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6650

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EDUCATION
B.S. 2007, Alabama State University
M.S. 2012, Troy University
Ph.D. 2012, Tuskegee University/University of Alabama at Birmingham
Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
COURSES TAUGHT
Genetics
Genetics Lab
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology Lab
Clinical Biochemistry
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Cancer Pathology and Genetics
Bone Immunology
Tumor Microenvironment
Lab Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/JonesLab/Lab%20Home%20page.html

 

Kimberly K. Kerr
Lecturer
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
kkerr5601@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-9577

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Education
M.S., Auburn University
B.S., Auburn University

 

Carrie Knight, Ph. D.
Lecturer
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
cknight151142@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1997, Samford University
M.D. 2001, University of Alabama School of Medicine
COURSES TAUGHT
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Histology
Immunology
Cell Biology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Cytopathology
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Pre-professional Biology

 

Alexander V. Kofman, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
akofman@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6704

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EDUCATION
Ph.D. 2003, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Postdoctoral fellow, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, 2003-2006
Postdoctoral fellow, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, 2006-2009
COURSES TAUGHT
Immunology
Immunology Lab
Hematology
Hematology Lab
Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
Genetics
Genetics Lab
Human anatomy and physiology II
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Human population and medical genetics
Genetic polymorphisms of microRNAs and their binding sites, predisposition to cancer
Time-lapse microscopy, cancer cells evolution and their genetic heterogeneity
Website: https://alexkofman.wixsite.com/website/research

 

Stephen Landers, Ph. D.
Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
slanders@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3661

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1983, Iowa State University
M.S. 1985, North Carolina State University
Ph. D. 1990, North Carolina State University
COURSES TAUGHT
Invertebrate Zoology
Parasitology
Organismal Biology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Taxonomy and ecology of marine protozoa
Taxonomy and ecology of marine meiofauna
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Marine Biology
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/slanders/

 

Gary Manfready, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Troy University
Dothan, AL 36303
gmanfready@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556

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Education
B.S., Asbury College
M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
COURSES TAUGHT
Organismal Biology
General Ecology
Microbiology
Microbial Biology
Plant Form & Function
Ornithology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Bird Population & Migration
Microbial agricultural soil health
Aquaponics/Sustainable Agriculture

 

Jonathan Miller
Lecturer
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
jmmiller@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3596

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EDUCATION
B.S. 2006, Troy University
M.S. 2009, Troy University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Organismal Biology Lab
General Ecology Lab
Invertebrate Zoology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Freshwater mussels
Crayfish
Riverine fish
Habitat preferences and behavior
Aquatic biomonitoring
Water quality

 

Debra Milton, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
dmilton@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6286

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Education
B.S., 1978,University of Alabama
M.S., 1980,University of Alabama
Ph.D, 1986,University of Alabama
COURSES TAUGHT
General Microbiology
Food Microbiology
Food Laws and Regulations
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Bacterial cell to cell communication
Bacterial mechanisms of virulence
Bacterial-host interactions
Antibiotic discovery
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Biology Major

 

Wayne Morris, Ph. D.
Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
mwmorris@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3940

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1985, Delta State University
M.S. 1987, Mississippi State University
Ph. D. 1993, University of Florida
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology Lab
Organismal Biology Lab
Principles of Cell Biology
Principles of Cell Biology Lab
General Ecology
General Ecology Lab
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Floristic studies
Plant systematics
Rare plant species biology
PROGRAM ADVISOR
General Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Ecology and Field Biology

 

Brie Murphy
Lecturer/Freshman Biology Coordinator
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
murphyb@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6354

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Education
B.S., 2005,South Dakota State University
M.S., 2008,South Dakota State University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology Lab
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Biology
Biomedical Sciences

 

Joong-Wook Park, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
jwpark@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6416

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1997, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
M.S. 1999, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Ph. D. 2004, University of California-Riverside, Riverside, California
COURSES TAUGHT
Microbiology
Microbiology Lab
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Ecology Lab
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Microbial Bioremediation
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Medical Laboratory Science
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/jwpark/

 

Julian Pittman, Ph. D.
Associate Professor/Associate Chair
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
jtpittman@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6478

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1998, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
M.S. 2002, VA/MD College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA/College Park, MD
Ph. D. 2007, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Starkville, MS
COURSES TAUGHT
Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II Lab
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Biopsychiatry/Psychopathology (anxiety/depression)
Pharmacology/Toxicology

 

Michael Woods, Ph. D.
Professor/Herbarium Curator
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
mwoods@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3403

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1980, Cumberland College
M.S. 1983, Murray State University
Ph. D. 1988, Southern Illinois University
COURSES TAUGHT
Organismal Biology
Plant Form & Function
Field Botany
RESEARCH INTEREST
Flora of Alabama
Legume taxonomy
Endangered species management
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Biology
Graduate Program
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/mwoods/

 

Kewei Yu, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
kyu@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-808-6316

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1988, Jilin University, China
M.S. 1991, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ph. D. 2000, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
Environmental Pollution and Control
Pollution Science
Seminars in Biology and Environmental Sciences
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Global climate change and greenhouse gases
Wetland biogeochemistry
Oil spill remediation
PROGRAM ADVISOR
Undergraduate Environmental Science
Graduate Program
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/kyu/

 

Adjunct Faculty

Lori Baugh
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
lbaugh@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3401

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1989, Illinois College of Optometry
Doctor of Optometry, Illinois College of Optometry
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology Lecture
Principles of Biology Lab

 

Ludmila Belaia
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
lbelaia@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3414

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1992,Ukrainian Pharmaceutical Academy
M.S. 1994,Ukrainian Pharmaceutical Academy

 

Pamela Brammer
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
pbrammer@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3775

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1997, University of Maryland
M.S. 2000, University of South Carolina
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology Lecture
Principles of Biology Lab

 

Elizabeth Boston Chesnutt
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
echesnutt@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-5477

 

Kathryn Ann Dugan
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
kdugan@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-270-0174

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1985, Auburn University, Montgomery
M.S. 1988, Auburn University, Montgomery
COURSES TAUGHT
General Microbiology

 

Bertram L McElvaine
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
bmcelvaine@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-5477

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Education
B.S., Auburn University - Montgomery
Board Certified Medical Technologist

 

Mitzi O McLaurine
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
mmclaurine@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-9477

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Education
M. Ed., Auburn University
B.S., Auburn University

 

Roosevelt Robinson
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
rrobinson22773@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334--241-5477

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1998, Alabama State University
M.S. 2001, Troy University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Implementation of citizen science in the formal classroom
Songbird population recovery
Urban sustainable living

 

Ahmed Saeed
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
asaeed@troy.edu
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EDUCATION
B.S. 2011, University of Alabam at Birmingham
M.S. 2017, Biomedical Science, Troy University
COURSES TAUGHT
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Principles of Cell Biology

 

Craig Schimmer
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
cschimmer@troy.edu
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EDUCATION
B.A. 2011, Marine Biology, Troy University
M.S. 2013, Environmental Science, Troy University
COURSES TAUGHT
Cell Biology Lab
Organismal Biology
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Histology
Environmental Impact Assessment
Marine Science

 

Chelsea Smith
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
csmith101919@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3775

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EDUCATION
A.A. 2011, Enterprise State Community College
B.A. 2014, Troy University
M.A. 2017, Troy University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology Lab
Organismal Biology Lab
Survey of Environmental Science Lab
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Insects and Arachnids
Field Surveys
Habitat Restoration

 

Tamara Stephens
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
tstephens59018@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3401

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EDUCATION
B.S. 1979, Troy University
M.S. 2000, Auburn University
COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology Lab

 

Margaret McKay Sullivan
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
msullivan59@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-9477

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Education
M.S., University of Alabama