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 A-State 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