Specialty, Advising, Research, and Contact Information

Stephen Scheck, Ph.D., Professor
Department Head, Biology
Specialties: Animal Physiology, Environmental Physiology
Advises: Pre-Biology
Office: NS 221; Email: schecks@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8277

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Michael Baltzley, Ph.D., Professor
Specialties: Cell Biology, Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Neurobiology
Advises: Aquarium Science, Pre-Medicine
Office: DFSC 114; Emailbaltzlem@wou.eduPhone: (503) 838-8832

Erin Baumgartner, Ph.D., Professor
Specialties: Science Education, Fish Biology, Behavioral Ecology
Advises: Aquarium Science, Education, Pre-Biology
Office: AC 129; Emailbaumgare@wou.eduPhone: (503) 838-8348

Sarah Boomer, Ph.D., Professor
Specialties: Microbiology
Advises: Pre-Dental, Pre-Medicine
Office: NS 219; Email: boomers@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8209

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James Dawson, Non Tenure Track Instructor
Specialties: Avian Behavior and Ecology, Environmental Education
Office: NS 002; Email: dawsonj@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-9225

Bryan Dutton, Ph.D., Professor
Specialties: Plant Systematics, Evolution
Advises: Pre-Biology, Botany Focus
Office: Ns 021; Email: duttonb@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8452

Amy Harwell, Ph.D., Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Specialties: Vertebrate Functional Morphology, Dinosaur Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Science Education
Advises: Human Biology Minor
Office: DFSC 118; Emailharwella@wou.eduPhone: (503) 838-8891

Gareth Hopkins
Gareth Hopkins, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Specialties: Ecology, Evolution, Behavior, Conservation, Herpetology, Entomology
Advises: Pre-Biology, Natural History/Field Biology Focus
Office: NS 021B; Emailhopkinsg@wou.eduPhone: (503) 838-9395

Ava Howard, Ph.D., Professor
Specialties: Plant Physiology, Plant Ecology
Advises: Botany Focus, General Biology Focus
Office: NS 120; Email: howarda@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8702

Melissa Kelley, Ph.D., Non Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Specialties: Developmental Biology, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology
Office: NS 117; Email: kelleym@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-9312

Kristin Latham-Scott, Ph.D., Professor
Specialties: Genetics, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology
Advises: Pre-Pharmacy, Molecular/Cell Focus, Pre-Medical Technician/Clinical Laboratory Science
Office: NS 223; Emaillathamscottk@wou.eduPhone: (503) 838-8868

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Michael LeMaster, Ph.D., Professor
Specialties: Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology, Chemical Ecology, Endocrinology
Advises: Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Medical Technician/Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Optometry, Radiology Technician
Office: DFSC 115; Email: lemastm@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8136

Samantha Levell, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor
Specialties: Fish and Marine Evolution and Ecology
Office: NS 001; Email: levellst@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 751-4028

Scott Macdonald, Non Tenure Track Instructor
Specialties: Human Anatomy and Physiology
Office: DFSC 117; Email: macdonas@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8337


Piper Mueller-Warrant, B.S., Biology Lab Preparator
Biology 200 Series, Biology Department Laboratory Coordination
Office: NS 119; Email: muellerp@wou.edu; Phone: (503) 838-8859

Julie Grammer, B.S., Biology Lab Preparator
Biology 100 Series Laboratory Preparator
Office: NS 121; Email: grammerj@wou.edu; Phone:(503) 838-8877



Biology Department

503-838-8452 | or e-mail: duttonb@wou.edu