MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

 
Dr. Richard D. Griner

 Department Chair & Associate Professor

Welcome to the Department of Biological Sciences!  Biology is perhaps the most diverse of all academic disciplines because it includes so many different fields such as genetics, ecology, cell biology, botany, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, zoology, marine biology, microbiology, herpetology, physiology, and many others. Fortunately, we have a diverse faculty who deliver coursework and research experiences in each of these areas. These courses and research take place not only in our laboratories, but also along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, and internationally through our study abroad program.

By these experiences students at Augusta University are exposed to the true diversity of the field of Biological Sciences. And for those who wish to specialize, students may choose to major in Biology, or in Cell and Molecular Biology, or in Ecology with courses designed specifically for each major. In addition, there are opportunities for students to become directly involved in faculty-directed research projects ranging from cancer biology to ecology. 

Please explore these web pages to see many examples of our faculty and students working together along with all the many great opportunities for students here in the Department of Biological Sciences at Augusta University.
 


Faculty

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Dr. Christopher Bates

  • Associate Professor

706-729-2396

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Dr. Stacy T. Bennetts

  • Associate Professor

706-667-4572

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Dr. Jennifer Bradford

  • Associate Professor

706-667-4575

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Dr. Jennifer Cannon

  • Associate Professor

706-667-4079

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Dr. Charlotte M. Christy

  • Associate Professor

706-667-4113

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Dr. Brandon Cromer

  • Associate Professor

706-667-4573

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Dr. Amy Abdulovic-Cui

  • Associate Professor
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Dr. Colleen Davis

  • Lecturer

706-729-2333

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Dr. Paul Langridge

  • Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ruchi Patel

  • Lecturer

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Dr. Jessica M. Reichmuth

  • Associate Professor

706-667-4073

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Dr. Maria Sabbatini

  • Associate Professor

706-667-4711

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Dr. Bruce Saul

  • Professor

706-667-4576

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Dr. Debra J. Saul

  • Lecturer

706-729-2464

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Dr. Cathy R. Tugmon

  • Associate Professor & Associate Dean of the College of Science & Mathematics

706-667-4474

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Dr. Donna J. Wear

  • Professor

706-667-4168

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Dr. Karen Wiles

  • Lecturer

706-667-4574

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Dr. Faith Wiley

  • Lecturer

706-729-2332

Part-Time Faculty

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Dr. Susan Blas

  • Instructor

706-737-1539

Emeritus Faculty

Dr. Jim Bickert

Dr. Judy Gordon

Dr. Russell Stulken

Dr. William Wellnitz

Biology Staff

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Brenda Brunk

  • Administrative Assistant

706-737-1539

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Shannon Gregory

  • Laboratory Technician

706-737-1539

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Sharn Vericella

  • Program Manager of Professional Scholars

706-667-4919

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Rachel Seader

  • Office Coordinator

706-737-1540