Faculty and Staff


Sarah K. Amugongo
Assistant Professor of Biology

Skeletal Biology and Physiology


Diane Angell
Assistant Professor of Biology

animal ecology, animal behavior, conservation

Tory Borovsky
Interim Academic Administrative Assistant

Interim Academic Administrative Assistant


Lisa Bowers
Assistant Professor of Biology

microbiology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, genetics


Joy Broin
Academic Administrative Assistant (on leave)

Biology Academic Administrative Assistant

Alyson Center

Alyson Center
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Interests include ecophysiology, quantitative genetics, plant evolutionary ecology

Eric Cole

Eric Cole
Professor of Biology, Grace A. Whittier Endowed Chair in Science

developmental biology, particularly pattern formation in ciliates


Kevin Crisp
Associate Professor of Biology

physiology, neuroscience, computational modeling


Jay Demas
Assistant Professor of Biology and Physics

visual neurophysiology, developmental neurobiology, circadian biology


Steve Freedberg
Associate Professor of Biology

evolutionary ecology, bioinformatics, population genetics


Sara Fruehling
Visting Assistant Professor of Biology

Teaching Intermediate Genetics


John Giannini
Associate Professor of Biology

membrane transport associated with plants and fungi


Ted Johnson
Professor of Biology

tumor immunology, aging, medical microbiology, cancer biology


Kim Kandl
Associate Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology

cellular and molecular biology, genetics and cytoskeleton and mitochondrial function

A.J. Lindsey
Interim Stockroom Manager

Interim Stockroom Manager


Laura Listenberger
Associate Professor of Biology and Chemistry

cell biology, including metabolism and nutrient storage

Emily Mohl-1

Emily Mohl
Assistant Professor of Biology and Education

Overall research interests: evolution and ecology of food webs, plant-insect interactions, introduced species, science education. Link for more information: http://pages.stolaf.edu/mohl/research/


Beth Pettitt
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Will be teaching Human Biology and Current Issues in Biology. My research interests are Behavioral Ecology and Wildlife Field Research.


Jean Porterfield
Associate Professor of Biology

using DNA sequences and other information to hypothesize relationships among vertebrate species (especially fish), and using these species trees to study other ecological and behavioral characteristics of the taxa


John Schade
Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies

biology, environmental studies, biogeochemistry, ecology


Kathy Shea
Professor of Biology, Curator, Natural Lands

plant evolutionary ecology, restoration and community ecology, sustainable agriculture, conservation


Nicole Shirkey-Son
Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology

neurobiology, human biology, cell biology, microscopy


Mike Swift
Assistant Professor of Biology

aquatic biology


Jo Tran
Stockroom Manager (on leave)

Stockroom Manager


Charles Umbanhowar Jr.
Professor of Biology, The Paul and Mildred Hardy Distinguished Professor of Science

paleoecology, disturbance ecology of prairies


Anne Walter
Professor of Biology, Director of Mathematics Biology Concentration, Co-Advisor - Biology in South India

biological membranes and their lipid components using fluorescence and other optical techniques