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Graduate Faculty

Dr. Loren K. Ammerman

Dr. Loren K. Ammerman

Associate Professor and
Curator of Frozen Tissues Collection

Office: CAV 003B
Phone: 325-486-6643
Web: Special Topics: Natural History of Bats
More About Dr. Ammerman

Education
Ph.D. (1993) Zoology, University of Texas at Austin
B.S. (1987) Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University

Dissertation: Examination of the Relationships of Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera Based on Mitochondrial and Nuclear Ribosomal DNA Sequences

Teaching Areas
Cell biology, human biology, man and the environment, molecular biology, advanced genetics

Research Interests
I am interested in using molecular data to reconstruct evolutionary relationships of organisms and to investigate species boundaries. Projects on bonneted bats (Eumops), African shrews and Myotis species are underway. I am also interested in community structure and the ecology of bats, especially in Big Bend National Park and the Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande.


Dr. Bonnie Amos

Dr. Bonnie Amos

Professor and Curator of the Herbarium
Office: CAV 127B
Phone: 325-486-6656
More About Dr. Amos

Education
Ph.D. (1981) Botany, University of Oklahoma
M.S. (1976) Biology, Angelo State University
B.S. (1973) Biology, Angelo State University

Teaching Areas
Principles of biology, general botany, medical botany, plant taxonomy

Research Interests
Phytogeography of Texas endemics, pollination ecology/reproductive biology, seed ecology


Dr. Michael Dixon

Assistant Professor
Office: CAV 016
Phone: 325-486-6636
Web: Human Biology (Biology 1410)
Man and the Environment (Biology 1411)
More About Dr. Dixon

Education
B. A. (1984) Zoology, Miami University (Ohio)
Ph.D. (1994) Zoology, University of Texas

Teaching Areas
Human biology, man and the environment

Research Interests
I am interested in a wide variety of ecological and evolutionary questions. I have addressed these questions using traditional field techniques as well as modern biochemical methods.


Dr. Robert Dowler

Dr. Robert Dowler

Tippett Professor of Biology and
Curator of Mammals Collection

Office: CAV 107B
Phone: 325-486-6639
Web: Zoology (Biology 2402)
More About Dr. Dowler

Education
Ph.D. (1982) Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
M.A. (1976) Museum Science, Texas Tech University
B.S. (1974) Natural Resources, Ohio State University

Teaching Areas
Evolution, zoology, mammalogy

Research Interests
My research interests include the systematics of native rodents in the Galapagos Islands, the ecology of sympatric skunk species in West Texas and the survey of mammals in the Terlingua Creek drainage in Brewster County, Texas.


Dr. Amaris R. Guardiola

Dr. Amaris R. Guardiola

Assistant Professor
Office: CAV 108A
Phone: 325-486-6634
Web: Principles of Biology
More About Dr. Guardiola

Education
Ph.D., Molecular Cancer Biology, Duke University
B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Georgia

Teaching Areas
Principles of biology, developmental biology

Research Interests
I am interested in understanding normal CNS development as it may provide insight into mechanisms underlying neurobiological diseases. My research focuses on understanding how transcription factors regulate the development of dopamine-producing cells and using the Drosophila embryo as a model system.


Dr. Laurel Fohn

Assistant Professor
Office: CAV 118-A
Phone: 325-486-6644
laurel.fohn@angelo.edu

Education
MD/Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston

Teaching and Research Areas
Physiology, Histology, Pathology
 

 

 

Dr. Crosby W. Jones Jr.

Professor
Office: CAV 003C
Phone: 325-486-6642
More About Dr. Jones

Education
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Oklahoma State University

Teaching Areas
Microbiology, genetics, immunology

Research Interests
Microbiology



 

Dr. Terry C. Maxwell

Dr. Terry C. Maxwell

Professor and Curator of Birds Collection
Office: CAV 020
Phone: 325-486-6645
More About Dr. Maxwell

Education
Ph.D. (1979) Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Texas A&M University
M.S. (1974) Biology, Angelo State University
B.S. (1968) Wildlife Management, Texas A&M University

Teaching Areas
Human biology, man and the environment, zoology, natural history of the Concho Valley, biogeography, ornithology, vertebrate zoology

Research Interests
Behavioral ecology of birds, natural history of vertebrates of Texas


Dr. Nicholas J. Negovetich

Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: CAV 018B
Phone: 325-486-6646

Education
Ph.D. (2007) Biology, Wake Forest University
M.S. (2003) Biology, Wake Forest University
B.A. (2001) Biology, Wabash College

Teaching Areas
Ecology, parasitology, biometry

Research Interests
Parasitology, Ecology


Dr. Connie Russell

Dr. Connie Russell

Associate Professor
Office: CAV 017
Phone: 325-486-6651
Web: Principles of Biology
More About Dr. Russell

Education
Ph.D. (1999) Zoology, Oklahoma State University
M.S.E. (1995) Henderson State University
B.S.E. (1993) Henderson State University
A.G.S. (1991) Rich Mountain Community College

Teaching Areas
General zoology, principles of biology

Research Interests
Science Education: My major area of interest is in the behavior of humans, particularly in educational settings. My research has focused on effects of gender, major, class standing and teaching style on participation in introductory biology labs.

Mammalogy: I also am interested in the relationships among hair structure, habitat and taxonomy in mammals.


Dr. Ned Strenth

Dr. Ned Strenth

Professor
Office: CAV 108B
Phone: 325-486-6647
More About Dr. Strenth

Education
Ph.D. (1974) Zoology, Texas A&M University
M.A. (1970) Biology, Southwest Texas State University
B.A. (1968) Zoology, University of Texas at Austin

Teaching Areas
Human biology, man and the environment, entomology, biological oceanography, invertebrate zoology, scientific writing, limnology

Research Interests
Freshwater crustaceans and land snails of Texas and northern Mexico, sea hares of the western Gulf of Mexico


Dr. R. Russell Wilke

Dr. R. Russell Wilke

Associate Professor and Chair of Health Professions Advisory Committee
Office: CAV 118B
Phone: 325-486-6638
More About Dr. Wilke

Education
Ph.D. (2000) Science Education, University of Texas at Austin
M.S. (1995) Biology, Angelo State University
B.S. (1992) Biology, Angelo State University

Teaching Areas
Human anatomy, human physiology, human biology, principles of biology, genetics laboratory

Research Interests
Post-secondary science education (active and inquiry learning), avian behavioral ecology