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Nina L. Baghai Riding, Ph.D.

  Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
Dr. Baghai-Riding B.S., University of Wyoming
M.S., University of Idaho
M.S., University of Rochester
Ph.D., University of Texas
Joined DSU faculty in 1999

Office:
Phone: 662-846-4797
E-mail: nbaghai@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: Biology and Human Concerns, Fundamentals of Environmental Science, Materials and Methods in Environmental Science, Physical Geology for the Life Sciences, Environmental Geology, Economic Botany, Elements of Plant Systematics, and Conservation Biology

Research interests: Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary palynomorphs, paleoecology, paleobotany, and vertebrate paleontology

Eric Ardell Blackwell, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., M.S., Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Joined DSU faculty in 2005

Office:
Phone: 662-846-4247
E-mail: eblackwell@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: General Biology, Ecology, Dendrology, Field Herpetology, Wetland Ecology, Population Ecology

Barry Glenn Campbell, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Campbell B.A., University of Tennessee
M.S., Ph.D.., Tulane University
Joined DSU faculty in 1999

Office: New Science Building 137-A
Phone: 662-846-4252
E-mail:bcampbel@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: Parasitology, Medical Entomology, Histology, Immunology, Medical Terminology

Ellen Samantha Green, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor of Biology and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Green B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joined DSU faculty in 2007

Office: Gibson-Gunn 122
Phone: 662-846-4484
E-mail:esgreen@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: General Biology, Entomology, Invertebrate Zoology, Evolution and Systematics, Medical Botany

Séverine C. Groh, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor of Biology
Dr. Groh B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
Joined DSU faculty in 2012

Office: New Science Building 136-A
Phone: 662-846-4245
E-mail: sgroh@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Mammalian Physiology, Endocrinology

William Jira Katembe, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Katembe B.S., 1980, Kenyatta University College, Nairobi, Kenya
M.S., 1990, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Ph.D., 1994, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Joined DSU faculty in 2000

Office: New Science Building 153
Phone: 662-846-4249
E-mail:jkatembe@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: General Biology, Cell Biology, DNA Science/Biotechnology

Tanya Kelly McKinney, Ph.D.

  Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Tougaloo College
Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Joined DSU faculty in 2007

Office: New Science Building 133-A
Phone: 662-846-4244
E-mail:tmckinney@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: General Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Microbial Genetics, Medical Microbiology

Jeffrey Reed

  Adjunct Faculty in Biology
B.S., University of West Florida
Certificate in Geographical Informations Systems, University of West Florida
M.S., Florida State University
Joined DSU faculty in 2014

Phone: 850-293-8024
E-mail:jreed@deltastate.edu

Teaches: GIS for the Internet and Spatial Databases, GIS Capstone

A.H.M Ali Reza, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor of Biology
Ali Reza B.S., M.Sc., Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Joined DSU faculty in 2011

Office: New Science Building 138-A
Phone: 662-846-4242
E-mail: areza@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: General Biology, Wildlife Ecology and Management Courses, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Habitat Management

John Dickinson Tiftickjian, Jr., Ph.D.

  Professor of Biology
Dr. Tiftickjian B.S., 1976, University of Florida
M.S., 1979, Washington State University
Ph.D., 1983, Washington State University
Joined DSU faculty in 1984

Office: Caylor 247
Phone: 662-846-4246
E-mail:jtift@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: General Biology, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Plant Anatomy, Biology of Nonvascular Plants

Research interests: Phycology, plant anatomy and physiology, development of computer and Internet resources for teaching biology

Yongqin Zhang, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor of Physical Geography
Graduate Coordinator of MAS-GIT Program
Yongqin Zhang B.Sc., M.Sc., Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Joined DSU faculty in 2011

Office:
Phone: 662-846-4251
E-mail: yzhang@deltastate.edu
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Teaches: Community Growth, Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing, Photogrammetry, Advanced Sensor Systems and Data Collection, Information Extraction using Multi-, Hyper- and Ultra-Spectral Data

Research interests: hyperspectral remote sensing applications for forest, grassland and agriculture research, terrestrial ecosystem carbon and water modeling, integration of remote sensing and GIS for natural resources management

Barbara Knight

  Senior Secretary, Departments of Biological and Physical Sciences
Barbara Knight Joined Department staff in 2004

Office: Gibson-Gunn 127
Phone: 662-846-4240
E-mail: bknight@deltastate.edu

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