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Biology Faculty

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Col. James Turner '65

Dept Head & Read '41 Institute Professor of Arts and Sciences

Director Swope Summer Scholars Program

Chair, VMI Service Committee

Ph.D. - University of Tennessee
M.S. - University of Richmond
B.A. - Virginia Military Institute

Specialty: Neuroscience
turnerje@vmi.edu

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Lt. Col. Anne Alerding

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Pennsylvania State University
M.S. - University of British Columbia
B.S. - Queen's University

Specialty: Plant Biology
alerdingab@vmi.edu

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Col. Thomas Baur '75

Professor

Assistant Superintendent's Representative to Honor Court

Ph.D. - Purdue University
M.S. - West Virginia University
B.S. - Virginia Military Institute

Specialty: Exercise Physiology
baurts@vmi.edu

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Col. Wade Bell

Professor

Health Professions Advisor
Deputy Director and Secretary to VMI Research Labs
CBMB Faculty

Ph.D. - University of Vermont
B.S., M.Ag. - University of Florida

Specialty: Eukaryotic Microbiology
bellwe@vmi.edu

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Maj. Pieter deHart

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - University of Alaska
M.A. - Boston University Marine Program
B.S. - University of Rhode Island

Specialty: Conservation Biology
dehartpa@vmi.edu

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Emily Lilly

Lt. Col. Emily Lilly

Associate Professor

Director CBMC

Ph.D. - M.I.T.
B.A. - Smith College

Specialty: Genetics and Molecular Biology
lillyel10@vmi.edu

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Lt. Col. Paul Moosman, Jr. '98

Associate Professor

Ph.D. - Auburn University
M.S. - Eastern Kentucky University
B.S. - Virginia Military Institute

Specialty: Field Biology
moosmanpr@vmi.edu

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Col. Richard Rowe

Professor

Director of Research, VMI Research Labs

Ph.D. - Michigan State University
M.S. - Bowling Green State University
B.A. - Ripon College

Specialty: Vertebrate Biology
rowera@vmi.edu

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Maj. Ashleigh B. Smythe

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - University of California, Davis
M.S. - Southeastern Louisiana University
B.S. - University of Vermont

Specialty:  Invertebrate Zoology & Parasitology
smytheab@vmi.edu

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Lisa Beckstrom

Lisa Beckstrom

Instructor

M.S. - University of North Carolina - Charlotte
B.S. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Specialty: Ornithology, Ecology, Natural Resource Policy
beckstromlj@vmi.edu

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Tracy A. Bell

Instructor

D.V.M. - University of Florida
B.S. - University of Nebraska

Specialty: 
bellta@vmi.edu

Eileen Hinks

Dr. Eileen Hinks

Instructor

Ph.D. - Temple University
B.S. - Ursinus College

Specialty: BioChemistry
hinkset@vmi.edu

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Deanne Moosman

Instructor

M.S. - Eastern Kentucky University
B.S. - University of Rhode Island

Specialty: Ecology
moosmandl@vmi.edu

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Billy J. Parsons

Instructor

M.D. - University of Louisville

Specialty: Introductory Biology
parsonsbj@vmi.edu