Welcome to Arkansas State University!



Tom Risch


Dr. Tom Risch

Chair, Department of Biological Science

Professor of Animal Ecology

Phone: 870-972-3082

Office: Lab Science East, 201


Travis Marsico


Dr. Travis Marsico

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Curator of STAR Herbarium

Phone: 870-680-8191

Office: Lab Science East, 414


Cynthia Beason


Cynthia Beason

Fiscal Support Specialist

Phone: 870-972-2888

Office: Lab Science East, 202A


Sandra Hermann


Sandra Hermann

Administrative Specialist II

Phone: 870-680-8569

Office: Lab Science East, 202




Bob Bennett


Dr. Bob Bennett

Associate Professor of Environmental Biology

Phone: 870-972-3289

Office: Lab Science West, 330C


Jennifer Bouldin


Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

Professor of Environmental Biology

Director of the Ecotoxicology Research Facility

Phone: 870-972-2570

Office: Ecotox Facility, 102


Than Boves


Dr. Than Boves

Assistant Professor of Ecology

Phone: 870-972-3320

Office: Lab Science East, 315


Carole Cramer


Dr. Carole Cramer

Professor of Molecular Biology

Phone: 870-680-4307

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 309


Jill Czerwonky


Jill Czerwonky

Temporary Instructor of Biology

Educational Outreach Coordinator K-12

Phone: (870) 680-8586

Office: Lab Science West, 340


Maureen Dolan


Dr. Maureen Dolan

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Phone: 870-680-4359

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 311


Jerry Farris


Dr. Jerry Farris

Distinguished Professor of Environmental Biology

Phone: 870-680-8151

Office: Lab Science East, 413


Brook Fluker


Dr. Brook Fluker

Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology

Curator of Fishes

Phone: (870) 972-3253

Office: Ecotox Building, 113B


Diane Gilmore


Dr. Diane Gilmore

Instructor of Biology

Phone: 870-680-8083

Office: Lab Science East, 415


David Gilmore


Dr. David Gilmore

Associate Professor of Environmental Biology

Phone: 870-972-3263

Office: Lab Science East, 418


Richard Grippo


Dr. Richard Grippo

Professor of Environmental Biology

Phone: 870-972-3649

Office: Lab Science East, 316


Anne Grippo


Dr. Anne Grippo

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Professor of Biology

Phone: 870-972-3493

Office: Lab Science West, 552


Kari Harris


Kari Harris

Temporary Instructor of Biology

Student Club Coordinator

Phone: (870) 680-8587

Office: Lab Science East, 417


Julie Huggins


Dr. Julie Huggins

Instructor of Biology

Phone: 870-972-3555

Office: Lab Science West, 550


Martin Huss


Dr. Martin Huss

Associate Professor of Botany

Phone: 870-972-3124

Office: Lab Science East, 317


Ronald Johnson


Dr. Ronald Johnson

Professor of Biology

Phone: 870-972-2366

Office: Lab Science East, 321


Tracy Klotz


Tracy Klotz

Technical Support

Instructor of Biology

Phone: 870-972-3143

Office: Lab Science East, 318


Tanja McKay


Dr. Tanja McKay

Director of Environmental Sciences

Professor of Entomology

Phone: 870-972-3240

Office: Lab Science East, 313


Fabricio Medina-Bolivar


Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar

Professor of Metabolic Engineering

Phone: 870-680-4319

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 308


Virginie Rolland


Dr. Virginie Rolland

Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Ecology

Phone: 870-972-3194

Office: Lab Science East, 314


Paul Sikkel


Dr. Paul Sikkel

Associate Professor of Biology

Phone: 870-972-3296

Office: Lab Science East, 412


Malathi Srivatsan


Dr. Malathi Srivatsan

Assistant Director of Arkansas Biosciences Institute

Professor of Neurobiology and Director of Molecular Biosciences

Phone: 870-972-3167

Office: Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 102


Nathan Stephens


Nathan Stephens

Temporary Instructor of Biology

Phone: 870-680-8189

Office: Lab Science East, 210


Christopher Thigpen


Christopher Thigpen

Instructor of Biology

Phone: 870-680-8468

Office: Lab Sciences East, 416


Stan Trauth


Dr. Stan Trauth

Professor of Zoology

Phone: 870-972-3111

Office: Lab Science West, 146


Asela Wijeratne


Dr. Asela Wijeratne

Directory of Biotechnology

Phone: 870-972-3311

Office: Lab Science East, 320


Guolei Zhou


Dr. Guolei Zhou

Associate Professor of Biology

Phone: 870-680-8588

Office: ABI, 209




John Harris


John Harris

Adjunct Professor Department of Biological Sciences

Curator of Fishes and Mollusks

Phone: 501-961-1419


Michele Reba


Michele Reba

Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Research Hydrologist - USDA, Agricultural Research Service - National Sedimentation Laboratory

Phone: 870-972-3082