Faculty and Staff

Dr. Erich D. Steinle

Department research and professional interests: Sensor technology, utilizing modern electrochemical techniques to monitor transport across thin membranes, nanochannels made of gold or alumina, novel ion-selective electrodes (ISEs)

Dr. Daniel W. Beckman

Dr. Daniel W. Beckman

Per Course Faculty
MNAS Coordinator of Biology

Departmental research and professional interests: Biology education, cell biology, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics and wildlife biology

Dr. Peter Plavchan

Departmental research and professional interests: Extrasolar planets, M dwarfs, debris disks, primordial disks, precise radial velocities, optical-IR photometric variability, mid-IR excess, transits

Dr. Lloyd A. Smith

Dr. Lloyd A. Smith

Professor
Graduate Coordinator of Computer Science; MNAS Coordinator of Computer Science

Departmental research and professional interests: Algorithm designs and analysis, bioinformatics, computer games, data mining, digital image processing, graphics, machine learning, programming languages, theory of computation and speech recognition

Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie

Dr. Douglas R. Gouzie

Professor
Departmental Director of Graduate Studies

Departmental research and professional interests: Quantitative dye tracing, environmental geochemistry of Karst, engineering geology of Karst systems, structural controls on Karst development, sinkhole development and prediction, carbon sequestration

Dr. Vera B. Stanojevic

Departmental research and professional interests: Algebraic geometry, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, dynamical systems, genome-wide association studies, K-theory, microarray data analysis, spatial statistics, statistical inference and theory

Dr. Gary W. Webb

Dr. Gary W. Webb

Professor
Interim Department Head, Animal Science

Departmental research and professional interests: Agriculture business, communications and education; animal science; forage utilization and reproductive physiology in livestock; and small ruminant production zoo animal physiology