Abdalla Aldras
Name
Abdalla Aldras
Title
Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., 1981, Jordan University
M.S.P.H., 1987, Tulane University
Sc.D., 1991, Tulane University

Phone
(570) 422-3704
Campus Address
SciTech 226

I teach Immunology, Mechanisms of Diseases, Parasitology, research in Biotechnology, and other courses

Kathleen Brunkaard
Name
Kathleen Brunkard
Title
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Coordinator of Biology/Secondary Education Concentration

B.S., 1977, Southern Connecticut State College
M.S., 1979, Syracuse University
Ph.D., 1982, University of Massachusetts

Phone
(570) 422-3705
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 102

Dr. Brunkard is a plant biologist and cell biologist, with special interest in plant physiology and plant evolution. Dr. Brunkard teaches Plant Physiology, Plant Responses to Environmental Stress, Plant Morphology, Cell Biology, Introductory Biology II, and Introductory Biology I labs. Her research often focuses on the way plants cope with environmental stress.

James Hunt
Name
James Hunt
Title
Professor of Biology, Director of the Marine Science Program

B.S., 1988, University of Rochester
Ph.D., 1996, University of California, Los Angeles

Phone
(570) 422-3715
Campus Address
SciTech 225

Dr. Hunt teaches Investigations in Marine Science, Introduction to Oceanography, Marine Biology, Behavior of Marine Organisms, Marine Aquaculture, Conservation in Marine Science, Marine Evolutionary Ecology on campus and Marine Ecology and Coral Reef Ecology off campus at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. His research is on the ecology and behavior of marine invertebrates, and the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems.

Christopher Kavanau
Name
Christopher L. Kavanau
Title
Assistant Professor of Biology, Pre-PT Program Coordinator

B.S., 2004, California State University Los Angeles
Ph.D., 2010, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, of New York University

Phone
(570) 422-2215
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 105

Dr. Kavanau is a computational neuroscientist, with a special interest in artificial neural networks. Dr. Kavanau teaches Human Anatomy & Physiology lectures & labs, introductory biology labs as well as BIOL 496 Seminar II. His research focuses on applying artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience to both electron microscopy image analysis and the analysis of the complex mixtures of signals found in the brain.

Thomas LaDuke
Name
Thomas C. LaDuke
Title
Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., 1981, Michigan State University
M.S., 1983, Michigan State University
Ph.D., 1991, City University of New York

Phone
(570) 422-3520
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 128

I am a broadly trained organismal biologist with interests in Vertebrate Anatomy, Herpetology, Biology of Tropical Ecosystems and Vertebrate Paleontology. At ESU I teach Field Zoology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Herpetology and Tropical Ecosystems

Joshua Loomis
Name
Joshua Loomis
Title
Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A., 1998, University of Florida
Ph.D., 2003, Pennsylvania State University

Phone
(570) 422-2708
Campus Address
SciTech 224

I am a microbiologist who conducts research on mixed microbial biofilms, antibiotics, and the history of epidemic diseases.

Terry Masters
Name
Terry Master
Title
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Graduate Program Coordinator

B.S., 1976, Muhlenberg College
M.S., 1980, East Stroudsburg University
Ph.D., 1989, Lehigh University

Phone
(570) 422-3709
Campus Address
SciTech 228

I teach classes in ornithology and ecology, both at ESU and in Costa Rica, and advise students in the Integrative Organismal Biology Concentration. My research interests currently focus on the foraging and reproductive ecology and behavior of eastern hemlock-dependent riparian songbirds.

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Name
Emily Rollinson
Title
Assistant Professor of Biology

B.A., 2009, Skidmore College
Ph.D., 2016, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Phone
(570) 422-3971
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 103

I teach Plant Ecology, Field Botany, and a graduate course in Research Design and Analysis, as well as General Ecology and Biology II labs. My research focuses on plant community ecology, riparian habitats, and invasive plant species.

John Smith
Name
John S. Smith
Title
Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., 1975, University of South Florida
M.S., 1980, University of South Florida
Ph.D., 1990, University of Texas at Austin

Phone
(570) 422-3717
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 106
Thomas Tauer
Name
Thomas Tauer
Title
Professor of Biology

B.S., 1990, St. Cloud State University
Ph.D., 1996, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Phone
(570) 422-3142
Campus Address
SciTech 227

I am a cell and molecular biologist with specific interests in molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and characterization of protein coding sequences. I teach courses in introductory biology, biotechnology, and eukaryotic cell culture.

Matthew Wallace
Name
Matthew Wallace
Title
Professor of Biology, Interim Department Chair

B.S., 1995, University of Connecticut
M.S., 1999, North Carolina State University
Ph.D., 2003, North Carolina State University

Phone
(570) 422-3720
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 201

I teach Entomology courses and various introductory Biology Laboratories. My training is in insect systematics and taxonomy--the science of insect diversity and classification. I conduct research on an interesting family of insects, the treehoppers.

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Name
Howard P. (Sandy) Whidden
Title
Professor of Biology

B.S., 1981, Hobart College
M.S., 1987, University of Vermont
M.S., 1989, University of Florida
Ph.D., 1995, University of Massachusetts

Phone
(570) 422-3714
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 130

I am a mammalogist - a biologist who studies mammals - and I have broad interests in the biology of mammals, including their natural history, conservation, morphology, and systematics.

Jennifer White
Name
Jennifer White
Title
Associate Professor of Biology

B.A., 1986, Dartmouth College
Ph.D., 1993, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Phone
(570) 422-3712
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 129

I study and teach about anatomy, functional morphology, and development of humans and other mammals.

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Name
Tracy Whitford
Title
Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., 1984, Wright State University
Ph.D., 1993, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Phone
(570) 422-3713
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 104
Paul Wilson
Name
Paul Wilson
Title
Associate Professor of Biology

B.S., 1988, Lafayette College
Ph.D., 1996, Washington University

Phone
(570) 422-3212
Campus Address
SciTech 229

I am interested in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science. My research and course offerings reflect this.

Heather Dominguez
Name
Heather Dominguez
Title
Biology Secretary

 

Phone
(570) 422-3725
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 126
Larry Laubach
Name
Larry Laubach
Title
Biology Lab Technician

 

Phone
(570) 422-3716
Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall 115

Contact Us

To learn more about Biology programs offered at ESU, Please contact the department secretary at hdominguez@esu.edu or call (570) 422-3725

Contact Information

Campus Address
Moore Biology Hall
Phone:
(570) 422-3725
Fax:
(570) 422-3724 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Interim Department Chair
Name
Matthew Wallace
Phone:
(570) 422-3720