Faculty and Staff

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Kirk Larsen

Professor of Biology

Department head

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

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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

Steph Fretham

Assistant Professor of Biology

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

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Brian Hiester

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

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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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 Areas Land Manager

Education: Ph.D., Plant Biology, University of Illinois, M.S., Plant Biology, University of Illinois, B.S. Botany, Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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Dawn Reding

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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Gwen Strand

Instructor in Biology

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

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Michelle Einck

Admin. Asst. Bio, Chem, Environ Studies, Phys, Psych, and Sust