Faculty & Staff

Administrative


Glenn Cohen, Ph.D.
Glenn Cohen, Ph. D.
Professor and Chair
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
gcohen@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3401

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EDUCATION

  • B.A. 1965, Rutgers University
  • Ph. D. 1970, Florida State University

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Principles of Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Embryology
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Lead toxicity
  • Glucose monitoring for diabetes

PROGRAM ADVISOR

  • Biology Major
  • Graduate Program
Julie Barbaree
Departmental Secretary
Julie Barbaree
Departmental Secretary
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
ebarbaree@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3624

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OFFICE RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Graduate Programs
  • Grants & Contracts
  • Health Professions
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Melissa Bates
Departmental Secretary
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
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Mary Gardner
Departmental Secretary
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
Sara Hester
Departmental Secretary
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
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Jo Ann Hoekenga
Departmental Secretary
Troy University
Dothan, AL 36303

Faculty


Christopher A. Boyd, Ph.D.
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
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
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Barden Cannamela, Ph. D.
Lecturer
Troy University
Phenix City, AL 36869
Alvin Diamond, Ph.D.
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
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Michel Donnelly, Ph. D.
Lecturer
Troy University
Dothan, AL 36303
Elizabeth Ensor
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
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
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Amy Grilliot
Lecturer
Troy University
Phenix City,AL 36869
agrilliot@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-706-660-2344

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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Principles of Biology
  • Principles of Biology Lab
Siegfried B. Harden, Ph.D.
Siegfried B. Harden, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor/Associate Chair
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
sharden39277@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-5473

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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
Jacqueline Jones, Ph.D.
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
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
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Carrie Knight, Ph. D.
Lecturer
Troy University
Dothan, AL 36303
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
Stephen Landers, Ph.D.
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/
Christi Magrath , Ph.D.
Christi Magrath , Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
cmagrath@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3622

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EDUCATION

  • B.S. 1993, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Ph. D. 1999, Tulane University

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Principles of Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Principles of Cell Biology
  • Environmental Biological Ethics

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Molecular biology
  • Yeast genetics
  • Transcription and replication of nucleic acids

PROGRAM ADVISOR

  • General Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
Gary Manfready, Ph.D.
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
Carrie Miller, Ph. D.
Carrie Miller, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
millerc@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3776

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Education

  • B.S., 1999,Widener University
  • Ph.D, 2006 University of Maryland College Park

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Environmental and Biological Ethics
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Pollution Science
  • Survey of Environmental Science
  • Toxicology Lab

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Environmental cycling of mercury
  • Contaminant remediation

PROGRAM ADVISOR

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology Major
Jonathan Miller
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
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Debra Milton, Ph. D.
Lecturer
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Stewart, Ph.D.
Michael Stewart, Ph. D.
Professor/Eminent Scholar
ALFA Chair of Environmental Management and Agriculture
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
mstewart@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3932

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EDUCATION

  • B.S. 1975, Ohio University
  • M.S. 1983, University of Cincinnati
  • Ph. D. 1985, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Science
  • Statistics
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Stream Analysis
  • Pollution Control
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Evolution
  • Sustainable Development

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Biological integrity
  • Ecology assessments
  • Fish ecology and community dynamics

PROGRAM ADVISOR

  • Environmental Science
  • Graduate Program
Website: http://spectrum.troy.edu/stewart/
Michael Woods, Ph.D.
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.
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
Lori Baugh
Adjunct Faulty
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
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
Priya Bhattacharya
Priya Bhattacharya
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
pbhattacharya@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3775

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EDUCATION

  • B.Com 2006, Calcutta University, India
  • MBA 2008,BESU, Shibpur, India
  • M.Sc. 2016, Troy University, Alabama

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Biology Lab
  • Microbiology Lab
  • Limnology Lab

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Marine Biology
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C Eric Boswell
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
cboswell@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-9477

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Education

  • M.S., Middle Tennessee University
  • B.S., Brigham Young University
Pamela Brammer
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
Tracy Camara
Tracy Camara
Affiliate Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
tlcamara@baptistfirst.org
Telephone: 1-334-286-2899

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Program Director/Education Coordinator
Baptist Medical Center South
School of Medical Laboratory Science
2105 East South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36116
www.baptistfirst.org

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Elizabeth Boston Chesnutt
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
Kathryn Ann Dugan
Kathryn Ann Dugan
Adjunct Faulty
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
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Jason Hart
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
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David A Iyegha
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
diyegha@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-9477

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Education

  • Ph. D., University of Wisconsin
  • M.Div., Bethel Seminary
  • M.A., Mankato State University
  • B.S., Stephen F. Austin University
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Kathy Jones
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
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Bertram L McElvaine
Adjunct Faulty
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
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Mitzi O McLaurine
Adjunct Faulty
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
Anagana Mukherjee
Anagana Mukherjee
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
amukherjee137282@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3539

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EDUCATION

  • M.S. 2016, Environmental & Biological Sciences, Troy University
  • M.Sc. 2008, Microbiology, University of Calcutta
  • B.Sc. 2006, Microbiology, University of Calcutta

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Principles of Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cancer Biology
  • Bioinformatics
Roosevelt Robinso
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
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Peter Rogers
Adjunct Faculty
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
Craig Schimmer
Craig Schimmer
Adjunct Faulty
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
Chelsea Smith
Adjunct Faulty
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
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
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Margaret McKay Sullivan
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
Montgomery, AL 36104
msullivan59@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-241-9477

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Education

  • M.S., University of Alabama
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Catherine Watson
Adjunct Faulty
Troy University
107 Wright Hall
Troy, AL 36082