Department Contacts

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Faculty

Mark Barsoum

  • Assistant Professor of Biology | Math, Science, and Economics Center Director
Mark Barsoum

Karen Bernd

  • Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Biology
  • Effect of Environmental Toxicants on Lung Cells
  • Waterpipe Tobacco Smoke
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A. Malcolm Campbell

  • Herman Brown Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Synthetic Biology
  • Introductory Biology (majors and non-majors)
  • Writing in Science
Malcolm Campbell

Rachid El Bejjani

  • Associate Professor of Biology
Rachid El Bejjani

Karen G. Hales

  • Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
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Kate Levasseur

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation Biology
  • Molecular Ecology

kalevasseur@davidson.edu

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Barbara Lom

  • Professor of Biology
Barbara Lom

Amanda Meier

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Community Ecology
  • Microbe-Plant-Insect Interactions
  • Chemical Ecology

ammeier@davidson.edu

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Janet Melonakos

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
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Chris Paradise

  • Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Community Ecology
  • Insect Biology
  • Effects of Urbanization on Insects
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Sophia Sarafova

  • Associate Professor of Biology
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Jeffrey Sich

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • STEM career and faculty development
  • U.S. biomedical research policy and global health
  • Preparation of future physicians
Jeffrey Sich

Kevin Smith

  • Chair & Associate Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
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Adam Spillman

  • Adjunct Instructor in Biology
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Bryan Thurtle-Schmidt

  • Assistant Professor of Biology
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Debbie Thurtle-Schmidt

  • Assistant Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Genomics
  • Bioinformatics
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Scott Villa

  • Assistant Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Sexual Selection
  • Speciation
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Susana Wadgymar

  • Assistant Professor of Biology

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Plant Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Environmental Change
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Dave Wessner

  • Professor of Biology
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Staff

Keith Frye

  • Instrumentation Specialist
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Gena Keeton

  • Departmental Coordinator
Gena Keeton

Jessica Spillman

  • Laboratory Manager and Adjunct Instructor

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Water Quality

jespillman@davidson.edu

704-894-3096

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Rebecca Vance

  • Laboratory Manager | Teaching Assistant
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Faculty Emeriti

  • Mark Stanback
  • Verna Case
  • David Grant
  • Pam Hay
  • Don Kimmel
  • Jerry Putnam
  • John Williamson

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