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

Patrice G. Bouyer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Kristi Bugajski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

 

Grayson S. Davis, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Sara S. Dick

Sara S. Dick, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Gary S. Dulin

Gary S. Dulin

Laboratory Coordinator & Instructor

Laurie S. Eberhardt

Laurie S. Eberhardt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Delphina H. Gillispie

Delphina H. Gillispie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Beth Scaglione Sewell

Beth Scaglione Sewell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

David W. Scupham

David W. Scupham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chair

Robert J. Swanson

Robert J. Swanson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Michael K. Watters

Michael K. Watters, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

 Lynn Wellsand

Lynn Wellsand

Administrative Assistant for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and Astronomy