Biology Faculty/Staff

Full-time Faculty


Simon Allard

Office – C3446 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6056

Courses taught –General Microbiology, University Medical Microbiology
Education – Ph.D., “Carbohydrate Processing in Pathogenic Bacteria”, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2001; M.Sc., Clinical Microbiology, St Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1998; PG Dip in Education and Management, University of Kingston, London, 1997; PGCE in Biology education, Oxford University, 1994. B.Sc., Microbiology, King’s College, London University, 1987.


Chuck Benton

Office – B2200 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6843
Courses Taught:General Anatomy and Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology 1
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences,1993, NC State University, Ph.D in Physiology, 1999, NC State University


Susan Rust

Office – 170 Watertown Campus
Phone – 920/206-8041
Courses taught - Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II
Education - M.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, 2000; B.S. Science Education, N.C. State University, 1992; B.A. Biology Augustana College, 1988.


Susan Crowson

Office – D2604 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6058


Victor Gagliano 



John Hendrickson

Office – B3223 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6523


Sharon Holthaus

Office – C3446 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6173
Courses Taught:  General Anatomy & Physiology, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II
Education:  M.S. Physical Therapy at Duke University and B.S. University of Notre Dame


Betsy Krieger

Office – B3223 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6824


Robert Lovely, M.S., M.A., Ph.D.

Office – C3444 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246- 6720 
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Courses: Ecology, Environmental Science


Linda Parrish

Office – 129 Reedsburg Campus
Phone – 608/524-7856


Gina Piscitelli

Office – 341 West Campus
Phone – 608/616-3349
Education: B.S. Zoology University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1991; M.S. Neuroscience University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004
Courses: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Introductory Zoology


Janet Romich

Office – C4350 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6391


Mary Savage

Office – B3237 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6684 


Lewis Sheffield

Office - Portage Campus
Phone - 608/745-3128
Courses Taught: Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, General Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology-University Medical


Carl Shuster

Office – E3868 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6605 
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Elise Van Ginkel

Office – 341D West Campus
Phone – 608/246-6494
Education: B.S. General Biology, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, 1983; M.S. Reproductive Physiology, Wageningen
University, 1987
Course Taught: General Chemistry, General Organic Biological Chemistry, General Anatomy and Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Intro Zoology


Deb Wiepz

Office – B3237 Truax Campus
Phone – 608/246-6255
Education: B.S. Animal Science, Colorado State University 1981, M.S. Reproductive Physiology, University of California, Davis, CA. 1983
Courses taught: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, General Anatomy & Physiology, General Organic & Biological Chemistry, Animal Biology



Sandy Beyer (Lab Planner)

Office - C3428 Truax Campus 
Phone - 608/246-6469


Laurie Angell (Lab Planner)

Office - C3428 Truax Campus
Phone - 608/246-6542


Roxanne Chrisinger (Lab Planner)

Office - Portage Campus     


Jeanne Ehlen (Lab Planner)

Office – Fort Atkinson Campus  


Adjunct Faculty 2013-2015


Kristi Arnquist

Office – Truax Campus
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Martha Barton

Office - Truax Campus
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 Tom Brandner

Office - Truax Campus
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 Jane Brotski

Office - Watertown Campus
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Leon Buescher

Office - Watertown Campus
Phone - 920/206-8053


Karina R Christensen

Office - Downtown Campus
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Nathaly Cormier

Office - Truax Campus
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Melinda Cottrell

Office - Downtown Campus
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Stephen Des Lauriers

Office - Truax Campus
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Education: B.S. Biology, UC Riverside, 2005; Ph.D. Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, UC Riverside, 2012
Courses taught: General Microbiology


Diana Farsetta

Office - Truax Campus
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Elmira Grant Akhundova

Office - Truax Campus
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PhD Microbiology
Course: University Medical Microbiology-273
Courses taught: General Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Biotechnology, Introductory Biology


Diana A Heisler

Office - Truax Campus
Phone - 608/616-3350


Xiao Huang

Office - Truax Campus
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Amber Huber 

Office - Fort Atkinson Campus
Phone -
MSE-Science Education UWSP, (M)ASCP/BOC
BS-Microbiology, USF
Course: University Medical Microbiology


Sheryl Hursh

Office - Truax Campus


Mark Johnson

Office - Reedsburg Campus
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 Kathryn Kalscheur

Office - Truax Campus
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John S Kempf 

Office - Fort Atkinson Campus
Phone - 920/568-7353
MST-Biology, UW-W
BSE-Biology, UW-W
Courses taught: Anatomy & Physiology 2, General Anatomy & Physiology, Body Structure & Function, Medical Terminology


Diane Kirt

Office - Reedsburg Campus
Phone - 608/524-7810


Leslee A Larson

Office - Truax Campus
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Shuwen Li

Office - Truax Campus
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Nader Mahdi

Office - Fort Atkinson Campus
Phone - 920/568-7357


Joseph Meisel

Office - Truax Campus
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Hassan Nafid

Office - Truax
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Thomas M McGorey

Office - Watertown Campus
Phone - 920/206-8070


Randall W Nodorft, DC, PhT, NC

Office - Fort Atkinson Campus
Phone - 608/295-1193
Education: University of Health Sciences, Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine, 2003
National University of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, 2001
University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Bachelor of Science Ed., Physiology, 1999
Courses taught: Physiology, Anatomy & Physiology 1, Anatomy & Physiology 2, Body Structure & Function, Medical Terminology, Gross Anatomy Lab


Jeffrey Olsen

Office - Truax Campus
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Biren Patel

Office - Fort Atkinson Campus
Phone - 920/568-7366


John Peck

Office - Truax Campus
Phone - 920/568-7367


Teresa Pelletier

Office - Portage Campus
Phone - 608/745-3135


Samuel Pratsch

Office - South Madison Campus
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Education: B.A. Anthropology and Biological Aspects of Conservation UW-Madison 1999; M.S. Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development UW-Madison 2006; Ph.D. Environment and Resources UW Madison 2012
Course Taught: Environmental Issues and Introduction to Organic Agriculture


Cynthia L. Riccardi, Ph.D.

Office - Truax Campus
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Education: B.A. International Studies, Miami University. B.A. Spanish, Miami University. Minor: Latin American Studies, Miami University. M.S. Environmental Studies, Ohio University. Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Ohio University.
Courses Taught: Botany and Environmental Science


Stacie J Robinson

Office - Truax Campus
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Timothy Sharpe

Office - Truax Campus
Phone - 608/231-1671


Donald Wollheim

Office - Watertown Campus
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Debbie M Yanez-Sharp

Office - West Campus
Phone - 608/616-3404