Department Chair

Catherine Combelles

Viola Ward Brinning and Elbert Calhoun Brinning Professor of Biology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 346
Office Hours:
Spring 2024: Monday, 1:00-2:30 pm (MBH 346); Thursday, 1:00-2:30 pm (Zoom); or by appointment

Faculty

David Allen

Associate Professor of Biology

Areas of Interest: Ecology of ticks and tick-borne diseases

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 372
Office Hours:
2024-2025: on leave, office hours by appointment

Sam Byrne

Assistant Professor of Biology and Global Health

Areas of Interest: Environmental health and environmental justice

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 312
Office Hours:
Spring '24- Mon. 1:00-2:30pm & Fri. 10:45am- 12:15pm

Kirsten Coe

Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Interest: Plant ecophysiology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 371
Office Hours:
Wed 11:00-12:00 pm and 1:30-2:30 pm, by appointment.

Carolyn Dash

Assistant Laboratory Professor of Biology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 432
Office Hours:
T,R 11-12 or by appointment

Susan DeSimone

Associate Laboratory Professor in Biology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 433
Office Hours:
Spring 2024 office hours (MBH433): Sun 7-8PM Zoom (see Canvas site), 10-11 am in person, and by appointment

Erin Eggleston

Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Interest: Molecular microbial ecology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall
Office Hours:
S'24 M 12:30-2pm, R 10:30am-12pm, or by appointment (Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/mr3pccb3)

Eric Moody

Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Interest: Aquatic ecology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 327
Office Hours:
On Leave for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Alexis Mychajliw

Assistant Professor of Biology/Environmental Studies

Areas of Interest: Vertebrate conservation, evolution, and extinction through time

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 374
Office Hours:
Spring 2024: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm in MBH 374, or by appointment

Alison Nurok

Assistant Laboratory Professor in Biology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 373
Office Hours:
Spring 24: Wednesday 11am to 12:15pm; Thursday 10:45am to 12:30pm

Gregory Pask

Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Interest: Neurobiology and behavior of insect smell

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 315
Office Hours:
on research leave Spring 2024

Emily Putnam

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Areas of Interest: Microbial genetics and food microbiome

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 354
Office Hours:
Spring 2024: Monday 11 - 12:30 pm and Tuesday 11 - 12:30 pm

Grace Spatafora

Dean of Curriculum; Heinz/Given Professor of Biology and Pre-Medical Sciences

Areas of Interest: Microbial molecular genetics

Office:
Old Chapel 205
Office Hours:
Spring 2024: Tuesdays from 10:00am until noon in MBH354 (and by appointment)

Erik Solhaug

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 309B

Mark Spritzer

Professor of Biology

Areas of Interest: Behavioral neuroendocrinology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall 344
Office Hours:
Tuesday 8:30-9:30 a.m. and Friday 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Elizabeth Stivison

Assistant Laboratory Professor in Biology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall

Andrew Swafford

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office:
McCardell Bicen Hall

Jeremy Ward

Albert D. Mead Professor of Biology and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Areas of Interest: Coral genetics and tick-borne pathogens

Office:
Old Chapel 207
Office Hours:
Please contact by email - jward@middlebury.edu

Academic Coordinator

Missey Thompson

Academic Coordinator: Biology

Office:
375 Bicentennial Hall
Office Hours:
On Campus: M/W/F (9:15-3:00 PM) Remote: T/TR

Retired Faculty

Vickie Backus

Associate Laboratory Professor in Biology

Randy Landgren

Emeritus Professor of Biology

Thomas Root

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Sallie Sheldon

Professor of Biology Emerita

Stephen Trombulak

Professor Emeritus of Biology & Biosphere Studies