Faculty

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Dr. Mary Anne Carletta • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 18
Phone: (502) 863.8343
Email: mcarlet0@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Carletta received her B.A. from Colgate University and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  She is especially interested in the effect of pollutants on wildlife and humans (particularly those pollutants classified as endocrine disruptors), and in local land use and the ecological valuation of open space.  She is also interested in the use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to depict land use changes and environmental features, for the purpose of future environmental research.  When she is not busy teaching, she likes to hunt for mushrooms, hike, camp, and scuba dive.

 

Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100, both the traditional survey course and a topics version focused on environmental issues), Biological Principles (BIO111), Evolution and Ecology (BIO314), Environmental Science and Natural Resources (ENV330/BIO330), Environmental Science and Policy (ENV332/POS470), Biology Seminars I and II (BIO451 and BIO452), Marine Biology (BIO300), and Tropical Biology (BIO470).


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Dr. Mark E. Christensen • Professor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 22
Phone: (502)863.8084
Email: mark_christensen@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Christensen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1978 from Vanderbilt University. His area of interest Molecular and Cellular Biology, especially the molecular evolution of gene structure in organismal genomes.

 

Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100), Biological Principles (BIO111), Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIO212), Organismal Biology (BIO214), General Microbiology (BIO 311), Genetics and Molecular Biology (BIO335), Cell Biology (BIO 337), and Tropical Biology (BIO470, Belize Travel Course)


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Dr. Timothy M. Griffith • Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 5
Phone: (502) 863.8367
Email: timothy_griffith@georgetowncollege.edu

Education: Dr. Griffith received his B.A. from Carleton College and Ph.D. in plant science from Indiana University in 2002.

Research: Dr Griffith seeks to understand ecological and evolutionary factors that determine the habitat and geographic ranges of plant species.  He is currently working on projects to identify evolutionary constraints that limit the northern North American range of the common annual Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium) and to assess the role of phenotypic plasticity in determining the ecological breadth and invasiveness of Polygonum species.

Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100), Biological Principles (BIO111), Organismal Biology (BIO 214), Evolution and Ecology (BIO314), Plant Taxonomy and Spring Flora (BIO316), and Tropical Biology (BIO470).


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Dr. Mark Johnson • Professor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 19
Phone: (502)863.8086
Email: mjohnson@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Johnson received a B.S. degree from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Kentucky in the area of Plant Pathogenics. His main area of interest is Plant Pathology especially the emerging diseases and the ethics of medical testing. He is also the program coordinator for the Dual Degree Nursing Program.

Courses Taught: Science of Life (BIO100), Biological Principles (BIO111), Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIO212), Microbiology (BIO311), Immunology and Pathogenesis (BIO312), Cell Biology (BIO337)


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Dr. Jana L. Henson • Instructor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 20
Phone: (502)863.8328
Email: jana_henson@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Henson received her B.S. degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Kentucky in 1982 and 1989. Her areas of interest include pharmacology as well as the toxicology of heavy metals.

Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100), Principles of Biology (BIO111), Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIO212), Organismal Biology (BIO214), Biology Seminars I and II (BIO451 and BIO452), and various topics courses for the Graduate Education Program (BIO570).  She has also taught chemistry, including Forensic Chemistry (CHE317).


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Dr. Richard L. Kopp • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 21
Phone: (502) 863.8088
Email: rkopp@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Kopp received a B.S. degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, an M.S. degree from the University of Kentucky, and earned his Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami University in 1990. His areas of interest are aquatic ecology, environmental science, and wildlife conservation. Dr. Kopp also serves as the Environmental Science Program Coordinator at Georgetown College, is the faculty sponsor for the Environmental Action Group, and is active in Habitat for Humanity.

Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100), Biological Principles (BIO111), Organismal Biology (BIO214), Evolution and Ecology (BIO314), Vertebrate Ecology (BIO320), Freshwater Biology (BIO413), and Environmental Science and Natural Resources (ENV330/BIO330)

 


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Dr. Tracy E. Livingston • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 16
Phone: (502) 863.7978
Email: tracy_livingston@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Livingston received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology in 2003 from the University of Tennessee. Her area of interests include early mammalian embryo development, and the impact of reproductive toxins on development. Currently, she is the faculty advisor for the Pre-Health Association which is the student chapter of the Society of Healing Arts.

Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100), Human Physiology I (BIO305), Human Physiology II (BIO306), and Chordate Anatomy & Embryology (BIO325).

 


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Dr. William P. Stevens • Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Department Chair

Office Location: Asher Science Center, Room 20
Phone: (502) 863.8087
Email: wsteven0@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Stevens received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, an M.S. degree from the University of Chicago, and earned his Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology in 1994 from the University of Chicago. His main areas of interest are Vertebrate Morphology and Evolutionary Biology.

Courses taught: Science of Life (BIO100), Biological Principles (BIO111), Organismal Biology (BIO214), Human Physiology I (BIO305), Human Physiology II (BIO306), Vertebrate Anatomy and Embryology (BIO325), Developmental Biology (BIO421), Biology Seminar II (BIO452) and Tropical Biology in Belize (BIO470)


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Dr. Ray Wechman • Adjunct Instructor of Biological Sciences

Office Location: off-campus
Email: Raymond_Wechman@georgetowncollege.edu

Dr. Wechman received his B.S. from Georgetown College and M.S. and M.D. from the University of Louisville.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.  His interests include microanatomy, histology, and pre-health career education.  He is a founding member of the Kentucky Ambulatory Network, a group of primary care physicians who are on the faculty of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine doing translational research. Translational research takes basic science research and attempts to apply those findings to clinical conundrums in primary care. He also does clinical research in his secondary medical specialty, Nuclear Cardiology.

Courses taught: Preceptorship in Health or Veterinary Sciences (BIO260), Electrophysiology Laboratory (BIO305L), Histology Laboratory (BIO306L).