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Biology Team

Robert L. Gannon

Robert L. Gannon

Department Head and Professor, Neuroscience, Pharmacology of Circadian Rhythms

Ph.D., Neuropharmacology
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

B.S., Aquatic Biology and Chemistry
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Phone  229-333-5759
rlgannon@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2032
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Office Hours
TR 11:00 – 12:00


Regina L. Ogden

Regina L. Ogden

Senior Administrative Secretary, Biology

B.S., Administrative Services
Valdosta State University

Diploma
Appling County High School, Baxley, GA

Phone  229-333-5759
rlogden@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2035

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM-5:30PM Friday: 8:00AM-3:00PM


Sarah-Jane McNalley

Sarah-Jane McNalley

Senior Secretary, Biology

Diploma
Fauquier High School, Warrenton, VA

Phone  229-333-5759
smcnalley@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2035

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00AM-5:30PM Friday: 8:00AM-3:00PM


Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson

Assistant Professor, Landscape Ecology, Population Genetics, and Spatial Statistics

Ph.D., Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology
Washington University

B.A, Integrative Biology
University of California

Phone  229-249-2644
coreanderson@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1208
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Office Hours
Tuesday 4PM to 5PM


David Bechler

David Bechler

Professor, Behavioral Ecology of Crustaceans and Fishes

Ph.D., Behavioral Ecology/Biology
St. Louis University

M.S., Biology
University of Louisiana-Monroe

Phone  229-293-6063
dbechler@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2030
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Office Hours
15 minutes after class or during lab for consultation


Brad Bergstrom

Brad Bergstrom

Professor, Vertebrate Ecology and Conservation Biology

Ph.D., Ecology and Systematics
University of Kansas

M.S., Biology
University of Illinois

Phone  229-333-5770
bergstrm@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1107
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Office Hours
10:30-11:20 MW


Gretchen K. Bielmyer

Gretchen K. Bielmyer

Associate Professor, Environmental Toxicology

Ph.D., Environmental Toxicology
Clemson University

M.S., Environmental Toxicology
Clemson University

Phone  229-333-5766
gkbielmyer@valdota.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1097
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Office Hours
Tues., 3:15-4:15 pm; Wed., 2:00-4:30; or by appointment


Mark Blackmore

Mark Blackmore

Professor, Entomology

Ph.D., Biology
University of Utah

M.S., Zoology-Entomology
Auburn University

Phone  229-259-5114
mblackmo@valdota.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2218
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Office Hours
M, W, Th, F 12:30-1:30 or by appointment


Cristina Calestani

Cristina Calestani

Assistant Professor, Cell & Molecular Biology

Ph.D., Agricultural Genetics
Universita’ degli Studi della Tuscia, Italy

M.S., Food Chemistry and Technology
Universita’ degli Studi di Parma, Italy

Phone  229-333-7175
ccalestani@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2085
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Office Hours
Tue 3:30 pm-5 pm, Wed 4 pm-5 pm, and Thu 3:20 pm-4 pm


Emily G. Cantonwine

Emily G. Cantonwine

Associate Professor, Plant Pathology

Ph.D., Plant Pathology
University of Georgia, Tifton, GA

M.S., Biology
Florida International University, Miami, FL

Phone  229-333-5337
egcantonwine@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2031
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Office Hours
Not Teaching Spring 2014


J. Richard Carter

Professor and Herbarium Curator, Botany and Plant Systematics

Ph.D., General Biology (Botany)
Vanderbilt University

M.S., Botany
Mississippi State University

Phone  229-333-5763
rcarter@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1105
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Office Hours
10:00 – 11:00 AM Mon, Wed, Fri. and other times by appointment


Eric Chambers

Eric Chambers

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

Ph.D., Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame

M.S., Zoology
Brigham Young University

Phone  229-249-2736
ewchambers@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2214
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Office Hours
Not Teaching Spring 2014


Emily Croteau

Emily Croteau

Assistant Professor, Population and Conservation Genetics

Ph.D., Zoology
Southern Illinois University

M.S., Biology, Queen’s University
Kingston, ON, Canada

Phone  229-333-5773
ekcroteau@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1103
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Office Hours
MW 11:00-12:00 and by appointment


Teresa H. Doscher

Teresa H. Doscher

Instructor and Lab Coordinator, Veterinary Science

DVM, Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

B.S., Biology
Mississippi University for Women

Phone  229-333-5769
thdosche@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room
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Office Hours
T 2:00 – 3:15 pm or by appointment


John F. Elder

professor, Population and Molecular Genetics

Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic University

M.S.
Virginia Polytechnic University

Phone  229-333-5762
jfelder@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2088
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Office Hours
Monday 1 – 3 pm


Timothy  J. Fort

Timothy J. Fort

Associate Professor, Neurophysiology

Ph.D., Biological Sciences
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

B.Sc. (Hons), Physiology/Pharmacology with Biochemistry
University of Central Lancashire Preston, United Kingdom

Phone  229-249-2643
tjfort@valdosta.edu
Bailey Scinece Center, Room 1100
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Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm


Russell H. Goddard

Russell H. Goddard

Professor, Plant Cell Biology and Physiology

Ph.D., Botany
University of Texas at Austin

M.S., Biology
University of South Florida

Phone  229-249-2642
rgoddard@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2090
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Office Hours
TR 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Theresa Grove

Theresa Grove

Associate Professor, Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry of Fishes

Ph.D., Marine Biology
University of Maine, Orono, ME

M.S., Zoology
University of Maine, Orono, ME

Phone  229-333-5336
tjgrove@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1099
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Office Hours
Tuesday 2:00-4:00 p.m. or by appointment


Timothy Henkel

Timothy Henkel

Assistant Professor, Marine Biology

Ph.D., Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington

M.S., Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Phone  229-249-4941
tphenkel@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2212
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Office Hours
TTH: 11:00 am-12:00pm and by appointment


Leslie S. Jones

Leslie S. Jones

Associate Professor, Science Education and Equine Reproductive Physiology

Ph.D., Science Education
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

M.S., Animal Science
University of New Hampshire

Phone  229-219-1337
lesliesj@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1096
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Office Hours
Not Teaching Spring 2014


Jonghoon Kang

Jonghoon Kang

Associate Professor, Biophysics

Ph.D., Physiology and Biophysics
University of Texas Medical Branch

M.S., Life Sciences
POSTECH (Korea)

Phone  229-333-7140
jkang@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2217
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Office Hours
9am – 11am on Wed


Mohammed F. Karim

Mohammed F. Karim

Lecturer, Physiology

Ph.D., Human Physiology
University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

M.A., Physiology
Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan

Phone  229-333-7359
mfkarim@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2033
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Office Hours
11am to 12noon on Tuesday and Thursday


J. Mitchell Lockhart

J. Mitchell Lockhart

Professor, Parasitology and Wildlife Disease

Ph.D., Veterinary Parasitology
University of Georgia

M.S., Zoology
University of Arkansas

Phone  229-333-5767
jmlockha@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2029
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Office Hours
As posted outside office door or by appointment


William J. Loughry

William J. Loughry

Professor, Animal Behavior

Ph.D., Animal Behavior
University of California-Davis

B.S., Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

Phone  229-333-5765
jloughry@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2087
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Office Hours
10:00 - 11:00 AM, W and F or any other time by appointment


Colleen M. McDonough

Colleen M. McDonough

Professor, Animal Behavior

Ph.D., Animal Behavior
University of California-Davis

B.S., Zoology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Phone  229-333-5764
cmcdonou@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2086
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Office Hours
T: 10:00-11:00 a.m., W: 9-10 AM, or other times by appointment


Cy L. Mott

Cy L. Mott

Assistant Professor, Macroecology and Biogeography

Ph.D., Zoology
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

M.S., Biology
Shippensburg University

Phone  229-333-7851
clmott@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1212
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Office Hours
Monday 4:00 – 5:00 P. M., Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 P. M. or by appointment


James A. Nienow

Professor, Phycology

Ph.D., Biology
Florida State University

M.S., Mathematics
University of California at San Diego

Phone  229-249-4844
jnienow@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room
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Office Hours
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 to 3:30, Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:00, or by appointment


Joshua S. Reece

Joshua S. Reece

Assistant Professor, Phylogenetics

Ph.D., Biology
Washington University in Saint Louis

M.S., Biology
University of Central Florida

Phone  229-219-3293
jreece@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1213
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Office Hours
Wednesdays 11-1pm, and by appointment


Brian C. Ring

Brian C. Ring

Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology

Ph.D., Molecular Genetics
Florida State University

B.S., Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences, Florida State University

Phone  229-249-4841
bcring@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2084
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Office Hours
T & R 11:00-12:00


Prafull Shah

Prafull Shah

Part-Time Instructor, Medical Microbiology

M. S., Medical Microbiology and Virology
Mississippi State University

M. Sc., Industrial Microbiology
Gujarat University

Phone  229-259-5035
pcshah@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, 2092

Office Hours
After classes, or Wednesdays 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM or by appointment by Email


Jenifer Turco

Jenifer Turco

Professor, Bacteriology and Virology

Ph.D., Medical Microbiology
West Virginia University

M.S., Biology
West Virginia University

Phone  229-249-4845
jturco@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2091
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Office Hours
Tues. 4:15-5:15 pm & Thurs. 12:30-1:30 pm; or by appointment


Theodore Uyeno

Theodore Uyeno

Assistant Professor, Functional Morphology

Ph.D., Biomechanics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.Sc., Zoology
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Phone  229-249-4940
tauyeno@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 2208
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Office Hours
Tue 2:00 – 3:00, Wed 11:00-12:00 (or by appointment)


Matthew N. Waters

Matthew N. Waters

Associate Professor, Paleolimnology and Aquatic Ecology

Ph.D., Environmental Science and Engineering
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M. S., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
University of Florida

Phone  229-333-5760
mwaters@valdosta.edu
Bailey Science Center, Room 1106
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Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 10:30-1:30 PM