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Biology Faculty and Staff

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Specialty, Advising, Research, and Contact Information

Michael Baltzley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor   
Specialties: Cell Biology, Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Neurobiology   
Advises: Pre-Medicine   
Office:NS 219; Email: baltzlem@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8832   

Erin Baumgartner, Ph.D., Associate Professor   
Department Head, Biology   
Specialties: Science Education, Fish Biology, Behavioral Ecology   
Advises: General Biology Emphasis, Zoology Emphasis, Elementary and Secondary Education in Biology   
Office: NS 117; Email: baumgare@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8348   

Lindsay Biga, Ph.D., Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor   
Specialties: Amphibian Population Ecology, Conservation Biology, Aquatic Toxicology   
Office: NS 118; Email: bigal@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8491   

Karen Bledsoe, Ph.D., Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor   
Specialties: Plant Systematics & Ecology, Science Education, Adult Learning in Science, K12-University Outreach, Teacher Professional Development   
Office: NS 220; Email: bledsoek@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8036   

Sarah Boomer, Ph.D., Professor   
Specialties: Microbiology    
Advises: Pre-Dental, Pre-Dental Hygiene, Molecular/Cell Emphasis    
Office: NS 221; Email: boomers@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8209   

James Dawson, Non Tenure Track Instructor   
Office: NS 002; Email: dawsonj@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-9225   

Bryan Dutton, Ph.D., Professor   
Specialties: Plant Systematics, Evolution   
Advises: Botany Emphasis, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Optometry   
Office: NS 021C; Email: duttonb@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8452   

Karen Haberman, Ph.D., Associate Professor   
Specialties: Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Biology, Aquatic Ecology   
Advises: Pre-Medical Technician/Laboratory Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Ecology Emphasis, General Biology Emphasis, Zoology Emphasis   
Office: NS 001; Email: habermk@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8478   

Amy Harwell, Ph.D., Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor   
Office: DFSC 118; Email: harwella@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8891   

Ava Howard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor   
Specialties: Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology   
Advises: Botany Emphasis, Ecology Emphasis, Pre-Physician Assistant   
Office: NS 120; Email: howarda@wou.edu; Phone: (503)838-8702   

Kristin Latham, Ph.D., Associate Professor   
Specialties: Genetics, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology   
Advises: Pre-Pharmacy, Molecular/Cell Emphasis   
Office: NS 223; Email: lathamk@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8868   

Michael LeMaster, Ph.D., Professor   
Specialties: Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology, Chemical Ecology, Endocrinology   
Advises: Pre-Nursing   
Office:DFSC 115; Email: lemastm@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8136   

Scott Macdonald, Non Tenure Track Instructor   
Specialties: Human Anatomy and Physiology   
Office: DFSC 117; Email: macdonas@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8337   

Jeffrey Snyder, Ph.D., Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor   
Specialties: Ecology, Environmental History, Avian Ecology, Endangered Species Conservation & Restoration   
Office: NS 222; Email: snyderj@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8224   


Piper Mueller-Warrant, B.S., Biology Lab Preparator   
Biology 200 Series, Biology Department Laboratory Coordination   
Office: NS 121; Email: muellerp@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8859   

Julie Grammer, B.S., Biology/Earth Science Lab Preparator   
Biology 100 Series Laboratory Preparator   
Office: NS 118; Email: grammerj@wou.edu; Phone:(503) 838-8877   

Emeritus Faculty

Irja Galvan, Ph.D.
J. Morris Johnson, Ph.D.
David McCorkle, Ph.D.
Lowell Spring, Ph.D.
Robert Turner, Ph.D.


Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (503) 838-8206 | or e-mail: stuntznerj@wou.edu

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