Valpo was a fabulous place for me to get my education because I developed personal relationships with mentors who could guide me toward next steps. They’re proud of me now, even this long after graduation. They are happy for me when I have successes.

Dr. Quenby Erickson ’94

Valparaiso University’s biology professors help students develop their knowledge, their career plans, and their curiosity. The biology faculty includes 11 expert teachers, nearly all of whom hold a Ph.D. Most faculty also regularly conduct faculty-student research.

The biology curriculum reflects their combined expertise in:

  • zoology and ecology
  • anatomy and physiology
  • developmental biology
  • nutrition
  • forensic entomology
  • microbiology
  • cellular and molecular biology
  • plant evolution
  • genetics and genomics
  • neurophysiology

Sue AmRhein

Lecturer in Biology

Patrice G. Bouyer

Assistant Professor of Biology

Kristi Bugajski

Assistant Professor of Biology

Grayson S. Davis

Professor of Biology

Sara S. Dick

Assistant Professor of Biology

Laurie S. Eberhardt

Associate Professor of Biology

Kimberly Iceman

Assistant Professor of Biology

Beth Scaglione Sewell

Associate Professor of Biology

David W. Scupham

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Biology

Robert John Swanson

Associate Professor of Biology

Michael K. Watters

Professor of Biology

Gary S. Dulin

Laboratory Coordinator/ Instructor

Ann Carlson

Research Laboratory Technician

Julie Ann Wiencken Smith

Laboratory Technician

R.Lynn Wellsand

Administrative Assistant

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