Current Students

Fall 2014 graduate students

Ph.D. in Marine Biology Students

  Troy Alphin
E-mail: alphint@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
 

Sue Barco
E-mail: sgb6239@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: College of William and Mary

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Graduate Institution: James Madison University

Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard

  Chip Collier
E-mail: chip.collier@ncmail.net
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Lankford
Thesis: Age, growth, reproduction, and genetics of Western Atlantic Menticirrhus spp
Commander Christian Commander
E-mail: cjc1285@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Animal Biology
Graduate Degree: California State University, Sacramento
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White
photo Lindsey Deignan
E-mail: lkd6379@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tampa
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology/Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik
photo Michael Echevarria
E-mail: mle6491@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Purchase College, SUNY
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
photo Nicholas Fowler
E-mail: nlf7589@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Baden
Gabler Molly Gabler
E-mail: mkg5178@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Graduate Institution: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman
Garcia

Eden Garcia
E-mail: erg8051@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University College of Belize
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology Education
Graduate Institution: East Carolina University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Environmental Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

photo Nathan Gavin
E-mail: nmg4567@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Guilford College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako
photo Marc Hanke
E-mail: mhh2808@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Florida
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
photo David Hines
E-mail: deh9951@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Borrett
Hollensead

Lisa Hollensead

E-mail: ldh7520@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University

Undergraduate Degree: Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry and a certificate in marine science

Graduate Institution: Florida State University

Graduate Degree: M.S., Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

  Steve McMurray
E-mail: sem6678@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Hiram College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Finelli
  Byron Toothman
E-mail: toothmanb@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology/Environmental Science
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Science
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
Treible Laura Treible
E-mail: treiblel@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Science
Graduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine and Atmospheric Science
Advisor: Dr. Robert Condon
photo Verena Wang
E-mail: vhw6375@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California Davis
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Evolution and Ecology with a minor in Environmental Toxicology
Graduate Institution: San Francisco State University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Conservation Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

Master's in Marine Biology Students

  Abeer Alotaibi
E-mail: afa9671@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Taif University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biotechnology
Advisor: Dr. Robert Condon
Bashaw Justin Bashaw
E-mail: jpb7680@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi
image Kalman Bugica
E-mail: kb9621@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Chemistry and Physics
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
Cole Amanda Cole
E-mail: amc5305@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako
DeCourten

Bethany DeCourten

E-mail: bmd5520@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Advisor: Dr. Susanne Brander

Etherington

Amy Etherington
E-mail: are6187@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Campbellsville University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Environmental Science, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie

  Andrew Goff
E-mail: adg7759@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Susanne Brander
photo Meghan Grandal
E-mail: mkg7188@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
Keenan-Bateman

Tiffany Keenan-Bateman

E-mail: tfk9187@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst

Kramer

Ben Kramer

E-mail: bjk4970@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor

Lopez-Guzman Mirielle Lopez-Guzman
E-mail: mal2227@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology
Advisor: Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil
Marino

Clark Marino

E-mail: cmm1093@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Aquatic Biology

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik

Marty

Micah Marty

E-mail: mjm5853@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology with a Concentration in Environmental Studies

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik

  Ryan McAlarney
E-mail: mcalarneyr@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst
Nesbit Kate Nesbit
E-mail: ktn1192@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Robert Roer
Phelps Caitlin Phelps
E-mail: cep4606@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White
 

Steve Poland

E-mail: sjp2072@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

Polera Madi Polera
E-mail: mem2616@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
Reneker Jaymie Reneker
E-mail: jlr4789@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Animal Ecology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel
Russell

Mackenzie Russell

E-mail: mlr4592@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology

Advisor: Dr. Wm. David Webster

Scheffel Trevor Scheffel
E-mail: tks5852@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Science
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
  McLean Seward
E-mail: mbs6848@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
Simmons Stephanie Simmons
E-mail: sls5653@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wingate University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with honors
Advisor: Dr. Richard Satterlie
Simpson Ethan Simpson
E-mail: ess2550@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
Singleton

Emily Singleton

E-mail: emn7070@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Rollins College

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology

Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst

Taylor Robin Taylor
E-mail: rlt5087@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. J. Craig Bailey
Vatcher Hayley Vatcher
E-mail: hev6884@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences (Ecology concentration) with a minor in Biology
Advisor: Dr. Robert Roer
Villalobos Stephanie Villalobos
E-mail: smv7274@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology (Marine Concentration) and B.A., Music Studies
Advisor: Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil
Weigel Brooke Weigel
E-mail: blw5982@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Saint Olaf College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Erwin

Weston

Elliot Weston

E-mail: ecw3171@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries Biology

Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

  Ted Wilgis
E-mail: esw1206@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Connecticut College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Zoology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
photo Chuck Wilson
E-mail: crw2922@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
Yanes Ana Yanes Belardi
E-mail: aky8786@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minor in Chemistry and B.A., Writing for Print and Digital Media
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman

Master's in Biology Students

Adrian

Angie Adrian

E-mail: aja2812@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Nevada, Reno

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel

Campos Isabel Campos
E-mail: icc8895@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Dayton
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton
Craney

Derek Craney
E-mail: dmc5905@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology and B.S., Environmental Studies
Advisor: Dr. Wm. Davis Webster

Crealese

Neil Crealese

E-mail: nmc2562@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long

Davila

Alex Davila

E-mail: and3734@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako

Hanson

Rachel Hanson

E-mail: rlh5266@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Francis Marion University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

Johnstone

Stephanie Johnstone

E-mail: sej5512@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton

Martin Josh Martin
E-mail: jtm8217@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Neill

Nina Neill

E-mail: nen8360@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degrees: B.S., Biology, B.A., Poltical Science, Minor in Psychology, Cum Laude

Advisor: Dr. Dan Baden

Novillo

Marylin Novillo Gonzalez

E-mail: mcn2561@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Central del Ecuador

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

Ochab Jessica Ochab
E-mail: jlo3999@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Psychology and Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey
Rowan

Lauren Rowan

E-mail: lar9741@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Ecology

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

 

Alex Vance
E-mail: dav2190@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long


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