Biological Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Kristen Benjamin, M.S.

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

Troy Bray, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
870-230-5374
Reynolds Science Building 107
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
Reynolds Science Building 212
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
Reynolds Science Building 106
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
Reynolds Science Building 201C
Courses Taught: Animal Physiology, Behavioral Ecology and Human Anatomy and 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
Reynolds Science Building 115
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
Reynolds Science Building 114
Courses Taught: Introduction to Biology Laboratory

Allen Leible

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

Brett Serviss, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor of Biology and Curator (HEND; LRU) 
870-230-5158
Reynolds Science Building 210
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
Reynolds Science Building 103
Courses Taught: Henderson Seminar, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and 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