Faculty and Staff

Kristen Benjamin, M.S.
Assistant Professor
870-230-5607
213, Reynolds Science Building
Research Interests: Insect Community Ecology
Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology for Majors, Introduction to Biology for Non-Majors (on-campus and on-line), and Introduction to Biology Laboratory

Troy Bray, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
870-230-5374
107, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught: Biogeography, Botany, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology laboratory, and Phycology
Research Interests: Phylogeography; Phycology.

Sally Crain, M.S.
Instructor of Biology
870-230-5830
212, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught:  Introduction to Biology for Majors, Introduction to Biology for Non-Majors, Introduction to Biology Laboratory

James Engman, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
870-230-5314
106, Reynolds Science Building
Personal web page: http://fac.hsu.edu/engmanj/index.html
Courses taught: Aquatic Ecology, Entomology, General Zoology, Neotropical Ecology, and Tropical Marine Biology
Research Interests: Ecology of cave systems; Coral reef ecology. 

Tommy G. Finley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
870-230-5157
201C, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught:  Animal Physiology, Behavioral Ecology and Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II.
Research Interests: animal behavior, physiological and ecological mechanisms that drive animal behaviors; effects of environmental factors on animal physiology and health; the energetic costs of particular behaviors and life-history events.

Cindy Fuller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
870-230-5454
115, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught:  Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology Laboratories, Microbiology
Research Interests: host pathogen interactions using insect pathogenic fungi as models; antagonistic interactions between naturally occurring fungi and bacteria; antibiotic production by bacteria.

Lisa Martin
Laboratory and Greenhouse Technician
870-230-5156
114, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology Laboratory

Allen Leible
Simonson Biological Field Station Manager
501-865-6033
114, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught:  Introduction to Biology Laboratory

Brett Serviss, Ph.D.
Departmant Chair, Professor of Biology and Curator (HEND; LRU) 
870-230-5158
210, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught: Biogeography, Comparative Morphology and Evolution of Plants, Dendrology, General Botany, Introduction to Biology, Plant Physiology, and Plant Taxonomy.
Research Interests: Biology of non-native and invasive plants; Arkansas flora.

Anna G. Smith, MSE
Assistant Professor of Biology
870-230-5308
103, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught: Henderson Seminar, Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II Laboratories, Introduction to Biology, Introduction to Biology laboratory, and University Chemistry I Laboratory

Renn Tumlison, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
870-230-5152
201B, Reynolds Science Building
Courses Taught:  Comparative Anatomy, General Ecology, Herpetology, Histology, Ichthyology, Introduction to Biology, and Mammalogy
Research Interests:  functional anatomy, behavior, changes in distribution, and various aspects of the ecology of plants and animals, especially vertebrates