Welcome to the Department of Biology at VMI

Col. Jim TurnerThank you for your interest in the VMI Biology Department. You will find that we offer you many exciting opportunities to explore the limitless facets of biology which will prepare you for success. Our faculty are committed to providing you a world class educational experience. 

With our small class sizes we get to know you and interact with you individually. We also offer  a unique one-on-one opportunity to join us in research programs to experience the real world of biology outside the classroom, as well as making an original contribution to science.

In addition to exploring this site, the best way to get to know us is to spend a weekend at VMI at one of our Open Houses offered throughout the year, as well as arranging a return personal visit as a guest of the Biology Department. 

I look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Colonel James E. Turner PHD ‘65
Professor and Chair of Biology
540-464-7436
turnerje@vmi.edu