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Meet the Biology Faculty

Biology faculty at Knox are actively engaged in ongoing research programs, many funded by private and federal sources. Their programs are expressly designed to offer interested students the chance to learn by working as research assistants, both during the academic year and the summer.

Additional information and e-mail contacts for faculty members are available through their linked profile Web pages.

Stuart Allison Stuart Allison, Chair
Professor of Biology, Director of Green Oaks Biological Field Station
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1991
"I am fascinated by how plant communities recover from disturbance, in particular from human disturbance."
Linda Dybas Linda Dybas
Watson Bartlett Professor of Biology
Dr. re. biol. hum., University of Ulm, Germany, 1976.
"I use marine sipuncular worms to study immunological and regenrative responses to various environmental challenges."
Judith ThornJudith Thorn
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1997
Jennifer TempletonJennifer Templeton
Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Concordia University, 1993
"The focus of my studies is on learning, memory, and foraging behavior, and involves experimental work in the field and lab."
James Mountjoy James Mountjoy
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., McGill University, 1994
"Function of song repertoires in Yellow-throated Vireos, including field work in Costa Rica on song variation in woodcreepers and song-sharing in White-breasted Wood-Wrens."
Matthew Jones-Rhoades Matthew Jones-Rhoades
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
Esther PenickEsther Penick
Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Wayne State University, 2000
John C. Hough Jr.
Lecturer in Biology
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1975

Cooperating faculty from other programs

Janet KirkleyJanet Kirkley
Professor of Biochemistry
Ph.D., George Washington University, 1992
"My research program is devoted to investigating factors that control the size and character of the immune response."

Emeritus Faculty
Eugene Arthur Perry
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Peter Schramm
Watson Bartlett Professor Emeritus of Biology

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