Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Professor of Environmental Biology


  • BS - 1978 - Marine Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • MS - 1981 - Biology (Marine Ecology), Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • PhD - 1991 - Ecology (Statistics minor), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Courses Taught

  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology
  • Biological Science and Laboratory
  • Biology of Sex
  • Case Studies in Ecosystem Management and Laboratory
  • Environmental Biology and Laboratory
  • Environmental Systems Analysis and Laboratory
  • Environmental Toxicology: Mechanisms and Impacts
  • Freshman Experience in Biology
  • Issues in Human Ecology and Lab
  • Legal Aspects of Environmental Management
  • Models and Modeling
  • Pharmacology
  • Tropical Field Ecology (in Belize, Central America)

Research Interests

Aquatic Toxicology and Ecology

  • Toxicological and physiological effects of pollutants
  • Direct and indirect impacts of mining and oil spills
  • Effects of pollutants on osmo- and ionoregulation of aquatic and marine organisms

Dr. Rich Grippo joined ASU in 1995. In addition he serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Memphis. He is currently working on a number of research projects to include:

  • Aquatic and riparian effects of stream bank restoration and cattle fencing on the South Fork River
  • The fate and effect of aquaculture therapeutant potassium permanganate 
    Silvicultural best management practices effectiveness biomonitoring in Arkansas
  • The interactions of nicotine and ephedrine on the cardiovascular system of mammals.

Richard Grippo

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3649


Building: Lab Science East
Room: 316