Faculty & Staff

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Tom Lee, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor

B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries, TAMU, 1984
M.S. in Biology, Angelo State University, 1987
Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, TAMU, 1992

Phone: 325-674-2574
Email: leet@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Ecology
  • Mammalogy
  • Systematics

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Daniel Brannan, Ph.D.
Professor

B.S., University of New Mexico, 1975
M.S., Ohio State University, 1977
Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 1981

Phone: 325-674-2186
Email: brannand@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Philosophy of science, particularly the interface of science & religion
  • Microbial ecology
  • General biology
  • Behavioral biology

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Joshua M. Brokaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S. in Environmental Science, Abilene Christian University, 2001
M.S. in Botany, Oklahoma State University, 2004
Ph.D. in Botany, Washington State University, 2009

Phone: 325-674-2168
Email: josh.brokaw@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Plant Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Science   

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Patricia B. Hernandez, Ph.D.
Professor

B.S. in Biology, Corpus Christi State University, 1975
M.S. in Botany, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi, 1978
Ph. D. in Molecular Biology with Neurobiology emphasis, Texas Woman's University, 1989

Phone: 325-674-2747
Email: hernandezp@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Integrated mathematics/science for elementary education. Focus is on writing mathematics/science curriculum that promotes children's health in the areas of making wise choices to reduce childhood obesity (which affects type 2 diabetes) and making wise choices to promote bone density in children.
  • Cultural perspectives of health in Eastern and Western medicine and the effect of these on the nervous and immune systems.

Jennifer Huddleston, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S., Hardin-Simmons University, 2000
M.S., Texas Tech University, 2003
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2008

Phone: 325-674-2010
Email: jrh11a@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Microbiology
  • Microbial genetics
  • Microbial ecology

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Rebecca Hunter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2001
M.S., Texas A&M University, 2004
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2009

Phone: 325-674-2182
Email: rebecca.hunter@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Marine invertebrate systematics and phylogeography
  • Antarctic biology
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James R. Nichols, Ph.D.
Professor

B.S. in Biology, Abilene Christian College, 1966
M.S. in Zoology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 1968
Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1973

Phone: 325-674-2188
Email: nicholsj@acu.edu

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biomedical ethics

 


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Qiang Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 

B.S., Zhejiang University, China, 1996
M.S., Zhejiang University, China, 2003
Ph.D., Auburn University, 2007

Phone: 325-674-4883
Email: qxx07a@acu.edu  

Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics
  • Biotechnology and Entomology
  • Molecular mechanisms of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes
  • Functional genomics of insects
  • Gene expression and regulation
  • Transgenic insects
  • Pest control and integrated pest management (IPM)

Published works: (most recent)

  • Xu, Q., H. Wang, L. Zhang and N. Liu. 2006. "Sodium channel gene expression associated with pyrethroid resistant house flies and German cockroaches." Gene 379, 62-67.
  • Xu, Q., H. Wang, L. Zhang and N. Liu. 2006. "Kdr allelic variation in pyrethroid resistant mosquitoes, Culex quinquefasciatus (S.)." Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 345, 774-780
  • Liu, N., Q. Xu and L. Zhang. 2006. "Sodium Channel Gene Expression in Mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus (S.)" Insect Science 13, 431-436.
  • Liu, N., F. Zhu, Q. Xu, J. W. Pridgeon and X. Gao. 2006. "Behavioral change, physiological modification and metabolic detoxification mechanisms of insecticide resistance." Acta Entomologica Sinica 48, 672-680 (invited review paper).
  • Liu, N., Q. Xu, F. Zhu and L. Zhang. 2006. "Pyrethroid resistance in mosquitoes." Insect Science 13, 159-166 (invited review paper).
  • Xu Q., H. Wang, L. Zhang and N. Liu. 2006. "Posttranscriptional regulation of sodium channel gene expression is associated with insecticide resistance in insects." Resistant Pest Management Newsletter 15, 61-62.

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Staff

 

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Pebbles Lee
Lab Coordinator

Phone: 325-674-2005
Email: pebbles.lee@acu.edu


 

Shannon Wallis 
Administrative Coordinator 

Phone: 325-674-2188
Email: swm02a@acu.edu

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