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College of Science Faculty


Last Name
First Name
Degree
Degree Year
Degree Major
Degree School
Dean’s Office
Baker Michelle PhD 1998 Biology, General University of New Mexico - Main Campus
Cutler Adele PhD 1988 Statistics University of California - Berkeley
Johnson Sean PhD 2003 Biochemistry Duke University
Podgorski Greg PhD 1983 Molecular and Cellular Biology The Pennsylvania State University
Biology
Department Head
Alston Diane PhD 1989 Entomology North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Associate Department Head
French Susannah PhD 2006 Physiology Arizona State University
Assistant Department Head
von Dohlen Carol PhD 1991 Zoology, General University of Maryland College Park Campus
Director
Huntly Nancy PhD 1985 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona
Professor
Alston Diane PhD 1989 Entomology North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Baker Michelle PhD 1998 Biology, General University of New Mexico - Main Campus
Etchberger Lianna PhD 1992 Molecular Biology State University of New York
French Susannah PhD 2006 Physiology Arizona State University
Huntly Nancy PhD 1985 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona
Messina Frank PhD 1982 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Cornell University
Pitts James PhD 2002 Entomology University of Georgia
Savitzky Alan PhD 1979 Herpetology University of Kansas
Stark John PhD 1991 Soils Science University of California - Berkeley
von Dohlen Carol PhD 1991 Zoology, General University of Maryland College Park Campus
Associate Professor
Adams Brett PhD 1987 Biological Sciences University of California - Irvine
Chappell Tyson PhD 2007 Anatomy and Neurobiology University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Endres Carla PhD 1992 Microbiology Oregon State University
Gompert Zachariah PhD 2012 Ecology University of Wyoming
Hanifin Charles PhD 2005 Ecology (Biology) Utah State University
Hatch Wayne DA 2012 Biology Idaho State University
Kapheim Karen PhD 2010 Biology University of California - Los Angeles
Nischwitz Claudia PhD 2005 Natural Resources University of Idaho
Podgorski Gregory PhD 1983 Molecular and Cellular Biology Pennsylvania State University
Ramirez Ricardo PhD 2008 Entomology Washington State University
Sullivan Kimberly PhD 1984 Psychobiology Rutgers University - Newark
Williams Becky PhD 2008 Integrative Biology University of California - Berkeley
Wilson Joseph PhD 2010 Biology Utah State University
Assistant Professor
Beckman Noelle PhD 2010 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Bobeck Erin PhD 2013 Experimental Psychology Washington State University, Vancouver
Borghi Monica PhD 2007 Agriculture Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
Freeman Sara PhD 2013 Neuroscience Emory University
Geffney Shana PhD 2005 Biology Utah State University
Jones Justin PhD 2015 Biology Utah State University
Saarman Norah PhD 2014 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California at Santa Cruz
Schaeffer Robert PhD 2014 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Dartmouth College
Womack Molly PhD 2016 Zoology Colorado State University
Professional Practice Associate Professor
Bernhardt Scott PhD 2009 Microbiology Colorado State University
Spears Lori PhD 2012 Ecology Utah State University
Sweeten Thayne PhD 2003 Medical Neurobiology Indiana University - Indianapolis
Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor
Murray Mair MS 2008 Forest Science Utah State University
Research Professor
Wahl David PhD 1985 Entomology University of Kansas
Principal Lecturer
Anderson D. Andy PhD 1983 Medical Microbiology Creighton University
Flores John MPH 1997 Public Health - Industrial Hygiene University of Utah
Habashi Jessica PhD 2006 Cell Biology Yale University
Senior Lecturer
Farley Carl MS 2000 Public Health - Industrial Hygiene University of Utah
Lecturer
Burbank Jennifer MS 2014 Biology - Molecular Biology University of Nebraska at Kearney
Lucas Lauren MS 2006 Biological Sciences/Secondary Education Texas State University
Young Kevin PhD 2010 Biology Utah State University
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Department Head
Seefeldt Lance PhD 1989 Biochemistry University of California - Riverside
Professor
Berreau Lisa PhD 1994 Chemistry, Inorganic Iowa State University
Boldyrev Alexander PhD 1978 Physical Chemistry Moscow State University
Chang Cheng-Wei PhD 1997 Organic Chemistry Washington University
Ensign Scott PhD 1991 Biochemistry University of Wisconsin - Madison
Farrelly David PhD 1980 Theoretical Chemistry University of Manchester
Hengge Alvan PhD 1987 Organic Chemistry University of Cincinnati - Main Campus
Scheiner Stephen PhD 1976 Chemical Physics Harvard University
Associate Professor
Brown Robert PhD 1983 Analytical Chemistry Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Christiansen Michael PhD 2010 Organic Chemistry Brigham Young University
Davidson Bradley PhD 1989 Organic Chemistry Cornell University
Hageman Kimberly PhD 2003 Analytical Chemistry Oregon State University
Hevel Joan PhD 1993 Medicinal Chemistry University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Johnson Sean PhD 2003 Biochemistry Duke University
Assistant Professor
Dickenson Nicholas PhD 2008 Bio-Analytical/Biochemistry University of Kansas
Jackson Ryan PhD 2012 Biochemistry Utah State University
Liu Tianbiao PhD 2009 Inorganic Chemistry Texas A&M University
Rao Yi PhD 2003 Physical Chemistry Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Institute of Sciences
Sun Yujie PhD 2010 Chemistry The Ohio State University
Weber John PhD 2012 Analytical Chemistry Colorado State University
Research Professor
Mansfield Marc PhD 1980 Chemistry Dartmouth College
Research Associate Professor and Bingham Center Director
Lyman Seth PhD 2009 Environmental Sciences and Health University of Nevada, Reno
Senior Lecturer
Harris Douglas PhD 2002 Biochemistry Brigham Young University
Lecturer
Miller Shawn PhD 2014 Organic Chemistry University of California Irvine
Instructor
Noirot Mark PhD 1988 Inorganic Chemistry Colorado State University
Emeritus Professor
Bialkowski Stephen PhD 1978 Chemistry, General University of Utah
Computer Science
Department Head
Qi Xiaojun PhD 2001 Computer Science Louisiana State University
Professor
Cheng Heng-Da PhD 1985 Computer Engineering Purdue University
Dyreson Curtis PhD 1994 Computer Science University of Arizona
Qi Xiaojun PhD 2001 Computer Science Louisiana State University
Associate Professor
Allan Vicki PhD 1986 Computer Science Colorado State University
Flann Nicholas PhD 1992 Computer Science Oregon State University
Kulyukin Vladimir PhD 1998 Computer Science University of Chicago
Wang Haitao PhD 2010 Computer Science University of Notre Dame
Watson Dan PhD 1993 Electrical Engineering Purdue University
Assistant Professor
Al-Ameen Mahdi Nasrullah PhD 2016 Computer Science University of Texas at Arlington
Boubrahimi Soukaina Filali PhD 2020 Computer Science Georgia State University
Cho Isaac PhD 2013 Computing and Information Systems University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Edwards John PhD 2013 Computer Science University of Texas
Harper Mario PhD 2018 Computational Science Florida State University
Karimi Hamid PhD 2021 Computer Science Michigan State University
Petruzza Steve PhD 2018 Computer Science University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Yuan Shuhan PhD 2017 Computer Engineering Tongji University, China
Professional Practice Associate Professor
Mano Chad PhD 2006 Computer Science and Engineering University of Notre Dame
Mathias Dean PhD 2012 Computer Science Utah State University
Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Ditton Joseph MS 2020 Computer Science Utah State University
Falor Erik MS 2016 Computer Science Utah State University
Emeritus Associate Professor
Clyde Stephen PhD 1993 Computer Science/Software Engineering Brigham Young University
Geosciences
Department Head
Pederson Joel PhD 1999 Earth and Planetary Science University of New Mexico
Professor
Dehler Carol PhD 2001 Earth and Planetary Science University of New Mexico
Evans James PhD 1987 Geology Texas A&M University - College Station
Janecke Susanne PhD 1991 Geology University of Utah
Pederson Joel PhD 1999 Earth and Planetary Science University of New Mexico
Rittenour Tammy PhD 2004 Earth and Atmospheric Sciences University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Shervais John PhD 1979 Geology University of California - Santa Barbara
Associate Professor
Ault Alexis PhD 2012 Geological Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder
Burger Benjamin PhD 2009 Geological Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder
Lachmar Thomas PhD 1989 Geological Engineering University of Idaho
Lowry Anthony PhD 1994 Geophysics University of Utah
Newell Dennis PhD 2007 Earth & Planetary Sciences University of New Mexico
Assistant Professor
Gannaway Dalton Evey PhD 2019 Geological Sciences University of Texas at El Paso
Penman Donald PhD 2015 Earth and Planetary Science University of California - Santa Cruz
Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Bradbury Kelly PhD 2012 Geology Utah State University
Potter Katie PhD 2014 Volcanic Stratigraphy and Geochemistry Utah State University
Lecturer
Larsen Blair MS 2009 Applied Environmental Geoscience Utah State University
Mathematics & Statistics
Department Head
Stevens John PhD 2005 Statistics Purdue University
Professor
Anderson Ian PhD 1976 Mathematics University of Arizona
Brown David PhD 2004 Mathematics University of Colorado At Denver
Cangelosi James PhD 1972 Mathematics Education Louisiana State University
Coster Daniel PhD 1986 Statistics University of California - Berkeley
Cutler David (Richard) PhD 1988 Statistics University of California - Berkeley
Fels Mark PhD 1993 Mathematics Mcgill University
Geer Nathan PhD 2004 Mathematics University of Oregon
Kohler Brynja PhD 2004 Mathematics University of Utah
Powell James PhD 1990 Applied Mathematics University of Arizona
Stevens John PhD 2005 Statistics Purdue University
Symanzik Juergen PhD 1996 Statistics and Computer Science Iowa State University
Wang Zhi Qiang PhD 1986 Mathematics Inst. Of Math., Chinese Acad. Of Scis.
Associate Professor
Bower J. Kevin MS 2005 Mathematics University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Brewer David EdD 2009 Curriculum and Instruction Utah State University
Gordillo Luis PhD 2004 Mathematics Arizona State University
Koebbe Joseph PhD 1988 Mathematics University of Wyoming
Malmendier Andreas PhD 2007 Mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nguyen Nghiem PhD 2004 Mathematics University of Illinois At Chicago
Nie Zhaohu PhD 2005 Mathematics Stony Brook University
Schneiter Kady PhD 2004 Mathematical Sciences Utah State University
Sun Yan PhD 2011 Statistics University of Cincinnati
Assistant Professor
Bean Brennan PhD 2019 Statistics Utah State University
Moon Kevin PhD 2016 Electrical Engineering University of Michigan
Song Zilong PhD 2013 Applied Mathematics City University of Hong Kong
Walsh Stephen PhD 2021 Statistics Montana State University
Wisler Alan PhD 2016 Electrical Engineering Arizona State University
Young Matthew PhD 2013 Mathematics State University of New York at Stony Brook
Zhao Jia PhD 2015 Applied and Computational Mathematics University of South Carolina
Professional Practice Assistant Professor
Thomas Brent PhD 2016 Mathematics University of Colorado At Denver
Clinical Professor
Rowley Eric PhD 1996 Mathematical Sciences Utah State University
Principal Lecturer
Wheeler Gregory EdD 2010 Curriculum Development Utah State University
Senior Lecturer
Hadfield KimberLeigh MA 1996 Mathematics Brigham Young University
Heavilin Justin PhD 2007 Applied Mathematics Utah State University
Lecturer
Busenbark Don PhD 2019 Education - Curriculum and Instruction Utah State University
Campbell Theodore MS 1997 Mathematics Montana State University - Bozeman
Cangelosi Amanda MS 2008 Statistics Utah State University
Clements Jenny MS 2016 Statistics Utah State University
Colver Tadd MS 2003 Applied Statistics Purdue University
Duncan Janet MS 2007 Secondary Education - Mathematics Grand Canyon University
Jordan Scott PhD 2018 Mathematical Statistics Utah State University
Lewis Hannah PhD 2019 Mathematical Education Utah State University
Mickelson Paul MS 2020 Applied Mathematics University of Washington
Rujirawat Pataranut MS/MS 2008/2008 Economics/Mathematics Utah State University/Minnesota State University-Mankato
Watson Claire MS/MS 1988/1992 Electrical Engineering/Applied Mathematics Purdue University/Purdue University
Physics
Department Head
Sojka Jan PhD 1976 Physics, Space University College, University of London
Professor
Dennison John PhD 1985 Physics, General Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Edwards Boyd PhD 1985 Applied Physics Stanford University
Fejer Bela PhD 1974 Electrical, Electronic & Communications Eng Cornell University
Held Eric PhD 1999 Engineering Physics University of Wisconsin - Madison
Peak David PhD 1969 Physics, Field Theory State University of New York At Albany
Scherliess Ludger PhD 1997 Physics Utah State University
Shen Tsung-Cheng PhD 1985 Physics University of Maryland, College Park
Taylor Michael PhD 1986 Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Southampton University
Torre Charles PhD 1985 Physics, Gravitation and Field Theory University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Wickwar Vincent PhD 1971 Physics, Space Rice University
Associate Professor
Kardelis David PhD 1994 Physics, Experimental High Energy University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
Riffe David PhD 1989 Physics, General Cornell University
Rodriguez Maria PhD 2008 Theoretical Physics Universidad de Barcelona
Wheeler James PhD 1986 Physics, High Energy Quantum Field Theory University of Chicago
Assistant Professor
Varela Oscar PhD 2006 Theoretical Physics Universidad de Valencia
Yuan Tao PhD 2004 Physics Colorado State University
Research Associate Professor
Ji Jeong-Young PhD/PhD 2005 Physics (Theoretical)/Physics (Experimental) Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology/Utah State University
Zhu Lie PhD 1991 Astrophysics University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Professional Practice Associate Professor
Davies Robert PhD 1991 Physics Utah State University
Principal Lecturer
Triplett Tonya MS 2002 Physics Utah State University