Faculty and Staff

Biology Department Faculty.

Eric Baack

Associate Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Population Biology, UC Davis, M.A., Secondary Science Education, Lewis and Clark College; B.A., Philosophy, Carleton College

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Scott Carlson

Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Minnesota; M.S., Physiology, University of California; B.S., Physiology, University of California

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Mark Eichinger

Associate Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Physiology, University of Hawaii; B.S., Biology, Northland College

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Jodi Enos-Berlage

Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.S., Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign

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Robert Fitton

Director, Projects and Laboratories in Biology

Stephanie J.B. Fretham

Assistant Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Minnesota; B.A., Biology and Psychology, Luther College

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Marian Kaehler

Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Biochemistry, Michigan State University; B.A., Chemistry and Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College

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Kevin Kraus

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Education: Ph.D., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Iowa State University; B.S., Biology, Loras College

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Kirk Larsen

Professor of Biology

  • Office: Sampson Hoffland Lab 190D, On Leave Spring 2015
  • Phone: 563-387-1558
  • E-mail: larsenkj@luther.edu

Education: Ph.D., Entomology, Ohio State University; M.S., Entomology, Michigan State University; B.S., Biology, Calvin College

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Mary Lewis

Instructor in Biology

Beth Lynch

Associate Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota; B.S., Biology, Trent University

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Molly McNicoll

Assistant Professor in Biology and Natural Land Manager

Dawn Reding

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University; M.S., Zoology, University of Hawaii; B.S., Environmental Science, University of Dubuque

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Brookhart Shields

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Education: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Iowa; B.S., Chemistry, Winona State University

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Tex A. Sordahl

Professor of Biology

Education: Ph.D., Biology, Utah State University; M.S., Zoology, Utah State University; B.A., Biology, Luther College

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Gwen Strand

Visiting Instructor in Biology

Education: M.S., Pathology, University of Iowa; B.A., Biology, Luther College

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Lynn Williams

Admin, Asst Valders and Sampson Hoffland Laboratories