Department Leadership


Department Directory



Hartmut Doebel

Assistant Professor of Biology
[email protected]

Population ecology, predator-prey interactions, wetland ecology, and the biology of pollinators


Tara Scully

Tara Scully

Assistant Professor of Biology & Director of Sustainability Minor
[email protected]

Repopulation of oysters and seagrasses in the Chesapeake Bay
















Adjunct Faculty 

The following are temporary part-time faculty who teach courses for the Department of Biological Sciences.




Smithsonian Curators 

The following are curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History that serve as graduate research directors or committee members as part of the Weintraub-funded Systematics, Evolution and Ecology Program.



















Office Hours

Every semester, professors set aside time for student visits. These hours are an opportunity to ask questions, discuss ideas for projects or research and get to know the faculty.


Jim Clark
Lisner Hall 415
Tuesday 2–3 p.m.
Arnaud Martin
SEH 6480
Wednesday 2–3 p.m.
Hartmut Doebel
Bell 312
By appointment
Peter Nassar
Bell B01C2
By appointment
Ioannis Eleftherianos
SEH 5675
Monday 4–6 p.m. 
Damien O’Halloran
Bell 307
Wednesday 2–5 p.m.

Cathy Forster
Bell 101A
Tuesday & Wednesday 2–4 p.m.

Jelena Patrnogic
Bell 310
Monday & Friday 10 a.m.–11 a.m. or by appointment

Leon Grayfer
SEH 5695
By appointment

Scott Powell
SEH 6550
By appointment (via email)
Patricia Hernandez
SEH 6860
By appointment
Alex Pyron
Lisner 414
Monday & Friday 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Gustavo Hormiga
Lisner 412 or Bell 405
By appointment

Jimmy Saw 
Bell 303
Monday & Wednesday 11 a.m.-12 p.m

Alex Jeremic
SEH 5680
Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Tara Scully
Bell 311
Monday 5:15–6:15 p.m., Tuesday 2–3 p.m.
Carly Jordan
MV, Academic Building,
Room 202A
Monday 11 a.m.–noon, Thursday 3–4 p.m.

Adam Smith
SEH 6530
Thursday 10-11 a.m.

Diana Lipscomb
Lisner 413
Tuesday & Thursday 3:45–5 p.m. or by appointment
L. Courtney Smith
SEH 5690
By appointment
Mollie Manier
SEH 6680
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Amy Zanne
SEH 8750
Wednesday 12:30 p.m., after class and by appointment