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

Ann Carlson
Ann Carlson
Lab Technician
Beth Scaglione-Sewell
Beth Scaglione-Sewell
Associate Professor
David Scupham
David Scupham
Associate Professor
Desiree Robertson-Thompson
Desiree Robertson-Thompson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Gary Dulin
Gary Dulin
Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor
Grayson Davis
Grayson Davis
Professor
Lauren Hargrave
Lauren Hargrave
Salaried Chapel Staff
Julie Smith
Julie Smith
Laboratory Technician
Kristi Bugajski
Kristi Bugajski
Assistant Professor
Laurie Eberhardt
Laurie Eberhardt
Associate Professor
Michael Watters
Michael Watters
Associate Professor
Norman Hudson
Norman Hudson
Stockroom Manager and Lab Coordinator
Patrice Bouyer
Patrice Bouyer
Assistant Professor
R. Wellsand
R. Wellsand
Administrative Assistant for Biology,Physics, Astronomy and Chemistry
Robert Swanson
Robert Swanson
Associate Professor
Sara Dick
Sara Dick
Assistant Professor
Sue AmRhein
Sue AmRhein
Lecturer