Kenneth D. Andrews, PhD

    Professor, Acting Dean of College of Health and Sciences
    B.S. Zoology; M.S. Zoology; Ph.D. Zoology 
    Office: PES 101
    Tel: 580-559-5496
    Email: kandrews@ecok.edu
Courses taught: Histology
Research interest: Morphometrics of the testudine carapace


Michael D Bay, PhD

    Professor, Chair of Biology
    B.S. Biology, M.A. Zoology, Ph.D. Zoology
    Office: PES 158
    Tel: 580-559-5497
    Email: mbay@ecok.edu
Classes taught: human anatomy, comparative vertebrate anatomy, medical entomology, ornithology, ichthyology, general ecology, marine biology
Research interests: avian ecology and behavior, parasite-host interactions, mosquito biology, vertebrate ecology


Charlie L. Biles, PhD

    Professor
    B.S. Biology, M.S. Botany and Plant Pathology, Ph.D. Plant Pathology
    Office: PES 152
    Tel: 580-559-5498
    Email: cbiles@ecok.edu
Classes taught: Human Physiology, Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, General Biology, Botany, Medical Mycology Seminar, Forensic Biology Seminar, Plant pathology Seminar, Human Genetics Seminar
Research interest: Physiology of fungi, plant pathology, pathogens on imported fruit


Leah S. Dudley, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    B.A. in Biology, Ph.D. Biology
    Office: PES 168
    Tel: 580-559-5495
    Email: ldudley@ecok.edu
Classes taught: Botany, General Biology, Plant Ecophysiology; Other courses taught: Ecology; Human Biology; Science, the Environment and Sustainability, Plant Population Biology; Future courses at ECU include: Mycology and Ethnobotany
Research interests: My research generally explores how plants deal with a drying world, using dichotomies such as male versus female plants of dioecious species and outcrossing vs selfing plant mating systems to test predictions. I meld tools and ideas from both plant ecophysiology and evolution in both field and greenhouse environments from extreme montane environments to lowland prairies. 
Laboratory Website


Carl D. Gilbert, PhD

    Professor
    B.S. in Zoology, M.S. in Microbiology and Food Safety, Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Physiology
    Office: PES 102
    Tel: 580-559-5549
    Email: cgilbert@ecok.edu
Classes taught:  General Zoology, General Microbiology, Science Teaching Methods, Food Microbiology, Microbial Physiology
Research interest: Improved methods of teaching biology at the college level and improved methods in food safety.


Alisha Howard, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, B.S. Chemistry (A.C.S.certif), Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Office: PES 164    
    Tel: 580-559-5792
    Email: ahoward@ecok.edu
Classes taught: General Biology, Genetics; On rotation: Intro to Biotechnology, Biochemistry of Human Disease, Research Methods/BioEthics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Immunology
Research interest: We are using the viral oncoprotein Tax from Human T-cell Leukemia Virus to identify new host-virus interactions important in viral gene activation.


Jose Montvala

    Adjunct
    Office: PES 146
    Tel: none
    Email: jmontalv@ecok.edu


Vaden Morgan

    Adjunct 
    Office: PES 146
    Tel: 580-559-5336
    Email: vadwmor@ecok.edu


J. Bruce Moring, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    B.S. Biology, M.S. Zoology, and Ph.D. Ecology 
    Office: PES 148
    Tel: 580-559-5657
    Email: bmoring@ecok.edu
Classes taught: General Biology, General Zoology, Limnology, Stream Ecology, and Senior Seminar 
Research interest: The influence of altered streamflow on the ecological integrity of stream ecosystems.


 April Nesbit, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    B.S. Biochemistry, Ph.D. Biomolecular Chemistry distributed 
    Office: PES 170
    Tel: 580-559-5501
    Email: anesbit@ecok.edu
Classes taught: General Biology, General Microbiology, Forensics, Immunology, Biochemical Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Advanced Molecular Biology, Biology Senior Seminar
Research interest: Regulation of alternative metabolism in E. coli, identifying bacteria isolates from Blue River, isolating bacteria that produce antibiotics


George Wang, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    B.S. Zoology, M.S. Biology, Ph.D. Environmental and Evolutionary Biology
    Office: PES 104
    Tel: 580-559-5694
    Email: gwang@ecok.edu
Classes taught: Human Anatomy, Medical Terminology, General Biology, Evolution
Research interest: I am a community ecologist interested in plant–insect interactions. I conduct field and laboratory based experiments to examine the effects of various biotic and abiotic factors on insect performance and community dynamics.

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Front Row: Dr. Bay, Dr. Dudley, Dean Andrews, Dr. Biles
Middle Row: Dr. Nesbit, Dr. Wang, Dr. Howard
Back Row: Mr. Morgan, Dr. Moring, Dr. Gilbert