Faculty Profiles

Biology Department Faculty contact and bio information


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Dr. Philip Darby

  • Position: Department Chair, Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62F

Dr. Phil Darby earned a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Florida, and his research focuses on the population ecology and life history of wetland-dependent fauna.

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Dr. Wayne Bennett

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62H

Dr. Wayne Bennett is a Professor of Marine Biology specializing in Physiological Ecology or the study of animal adaptation to environment.

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Dr. Jane Caffrey

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62D

Dr. Jane M. Caffrey, a Professor in UWF’s Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB), has several research interests.

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Dr. Peter Cavnar

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 64

Peter Cavnar's research seeks to understand how defects in basic cell biology processes will result in disease pathogenesis.

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Dr. Hui-Min Chung

  • Position: Associate Chair and Associate Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62C

Dr. Hui-Min Chung is Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Biology and Coordinator of the Graduate Program.

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Dr. Kari Clifton

  • Position: Lecturer
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58A, Room 218

Dr. Kari B. Clifton, a Lecturer in Biology, has a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medical Science from the University of Florida, where her work centered on mechanical properties and testing of bone.

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Dr. Jeff Eble

  • Position: Research Assistant Professor and GIREC Research Coordinator
  • Department: Biology & CEDB
  • Office Location:  Building 6

Dr. Jeff Eble is a Research Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator for the Gulf Islands Research and Education Center, and he teaches undergraduate courses in Marine Science, Genetics, and related topics.

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Dr. Theodore Fox

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62A

Dr. Theodore Fox, an Associate Professor, earned a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of Maryland and both a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Dayton.

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Dr. Rodney Guttmann

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 63, Room 107

Dr. Rodney Guttmann has a PH.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Dr. Alexis Janosik

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 60

Dr. Alexis Janosik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology; her research focuses on molecular ecology and evolution of invertebrates and fishes.

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Dr. Wade Jeffrey

  • Position: Director of CEDB, Professor of Biology
  • Department: Biology/CEDB
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 70
  • Personal UWF Website

Dr. Wade Jeffrey has a PH.D. in Marine Science from the University of South Florida, a MS in Marine Science from the USF and a BS in Biology from the Virginia Tech.

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Dr. Joe Lepo

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62G

Dr. Joe Eugene Lepo is Professor of Microbiology in the Biology Department and conducts research within the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation (CEDB) at UWF, where he also is Director of the Wetlands Research Laboratory.

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Dr. Christopher Pomory

  • Position: Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 62B

Dr. Christopher M. Pomory is researching physiology, behavior, and ecology of invertebrates, especially marine invertebrates, with a focus on response to stress in the environment.

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Dr. Karen Pritchard

  • Position: Instructor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 006

Dr. Molly Karen Pritchard, an Instructor in the Department of Biology, holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Georgia.

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Dr. Erica Taylor

  • Position: Instructor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 7

Dr. Erica Taylor is an Instructor in the Biology Department and Director of the NSF S-STEM Scholars Program for the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.

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Dr. Scott Taylor

  • Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58B, Room 005

Dr. Taylor has a PH.D. in Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Marine Biology from The University of Tampa. His research focuses on regeneration of neurons in the CNS.

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Dr. Derek Tucker

  • Position: Instructor
  • Department: Biology
  • Office Location:  Building 58, Room 216

Dr. Tucker has a PhD in Biology from Brigham Young University, a MS in Biology from Georgia Southern University and a BS in Applied Biological Sciences from ASU.

Post Doctoral Associates and Visiting Assistant Professors

Biology department post doctoral associates and visiting assistant professors contact information.


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