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


Kitrina Carlson 

Office - B3221 Cube A Truax
Phone - 608/616-3570


Susan Crowson

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


Victor Gagliano 



John Hendrickson



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 
Website –
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


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.

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 
Website –


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


 Tom Brandner

Office - Truax Campus
Phone -


 Elmira Grant Akhundova

Office - Truax Campus
Phone -
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


Sheryl Hursh

Office - Truax Campus


Hassan Nafid

Office - Truax
Campus Phone -


Biren Patel

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


Teresa Pelletier

Office - Portage Campus
Phone - 608/745-3135


Samuel Pratsch

Office - South Madison Campus
Phone -
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
Phone -
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