Biological & Environmental Sciences Faculty and Staff | Troy University

Biological & Environmental Sciences Faculty and Staff

Administrative

Siegfried B. Harden, Ph. D.   

Associate Professor and Divisional Chair
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-670-3401          Email: sbharden@troy.edu

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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
Tel: 1-334-670-3624         Email: jebarbaree@troy.edu

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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
Tel: 1-334-670-3401   Email: sarahester@troy.edu

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

 

Faculty

Christopher A. Boyd, Ph. D.   

Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology 
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-808-6286        Email: boydc@troy.edu

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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, D.C. 

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

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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

 

Alvin Diamond, Ph. D.   

Professor/Arboretum Director
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-670-3938                Email: adiamond@troy.edu

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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
Tel: 1-334-808-6417           Email: eensor@troy.edu

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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
Tel: 1-334-670-5659  Email: jgaston@troy.edu

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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
Tel:1-334-808-6687             Email:  agrilliot@troy.edu

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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
Tel:1-334-670-3776            Email: aguillaumet@troy.edu

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EDUCATION
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 & EBS Graduate Coordinator
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-670-3932           Email: helmsb@troy.edu

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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
Limnology
Population Ecology
Ethics
Issues in Aquatic Ecology

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Stream community ecology
Ecological restoration
Natural history and conservation of freshwater invertebrates

WEBSITE: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Helms/research

 

Jacqueline Jones, Ph. D. 

Associate Professor,
Associate Department Chair, Director of Biomedical Science Graduate Program
210G McCall Hall (MSCX),   304 Research Lab
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-808-6650  Email: jdjones@troy.edu

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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

EDUCATION
M.S., Auburn University
B.S., Auburn University

 

Alexander V. Kofman, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-808-6704, 1-646-226-6817 (cell)
Email:  akofman@troy.edu

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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
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology Lab
Virology
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Medical Cell Biology
Hematology
Hematology Lab

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Genetic polymorphisms of microRNAs and their binding sites, predisposition to cancer
Time-lapse microscopy, cancer cells evolution and their genetic heterogeneity

WEBSITES: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LVMPsCsAAAAJ&hl=en
                           https://alexkofman.wixsite.com/website/research
 
                         


Stephen Landers, Ph. D.

Professor
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-670-3661            Email:  slanders@troy.edu

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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
Evolution

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Taxonomy and ecology of marine protozoa
Taxonomy and ecology of marine meiofauna

PROGRAM ADVISOR
Marine Biology
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/slanders/

 

Jonathan Miller

Lecturer
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-670-3596        Email: jmmiller@troy.edu

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EDUCATION
B.S. 2006, Troy University
M.S. 2009, Troy University

COURSES TAUGHT
Principles of Biology & Lab
Organismal Biology Lab
General Ecology & Lab
Invertebrate Zoology & Lab
Environmental Assessment & Lab

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Freshwater mussels
Crayfish
Riverine fish
Habitat preferences and behavior
Aquatic biomonitoring
Water quality

 

Wayne Morris, Ph. D.

Professor
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-670-3940           Email: mwmorris@troy.edu

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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
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

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
Tel: 1-334-808-6416          Email: jwpark@troy.edu

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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/

 

Michael Woods, Ph. D.

Professor/Herbarium Curator
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-670-3403            Email: mwoods@troy.edu

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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
Plants of Social Significance

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. 

Professor
Troy University, Troy, AL 36082
Tel: 1-334-808-6316              Email: kyu@troy.edu

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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
Survey of Environmental Science
Survey of Environmental Science Lab
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EDUCATION
M.S., University of Alabama