Biology & Marine Biology

Current Students

Fall 2016

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
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

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
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

LeRoy Humphries
E-mail: lfh4569@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Coastal Carolina University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science with minors in Biology and Environmental Science
Graduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Comparative Biomedical Science with minors in Agriculture and LIfe Sciences
Keenan-Bateman

Tiffany Keenan-Bateman
E-mail: batemankt@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst

Neurohr Julie Neurohr
E-mail: jmn6284@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Daemen College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Graduate Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey
Ramus

Aaron Ramus
E-mail: ramusa@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Marine Science and Chemistry
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology

Juanma Rodriguez Baron
E-mail: jr2401@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas
Graduate Degree: M.S., Management of Marine Resources
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard

Hendra Freddy Sihaloho
E-mail: hfs8562@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Bogor Agricultural University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries
Graduate Institution: Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management
Advisor: Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil

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

Bashaw Justin Bashaw
E-mail: jpb7680@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi
Katie Bell
E-mail: krb5827@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Saint Thomas
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Neuroscience, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman

David Billups
E-mail: deb7869@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Psychology
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long

Cheripka

Alicia Cheripka
E-mail: amc4342@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science with a minor in Biology
Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White

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

Bailey Counts
E-mail: bkc7010@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oregon
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil

Daniels Daniella Daniels
E-mail: dmd4398@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Central Michigan University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology: Natural Resources
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
DeLeon Ashley DeLeon
E-mail: and5922@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology (Departmental Honors), with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman
Evans Jim Evans
E-mail: jse5258@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
Undergraduate Degrees: B.A., Environmental Sciences, B.S., Commerce
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Erwin and Dr Susanna Lopez-Legentil
Forbes Joshua Forbes
E-mail: jpf5151@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science with a minor in Biology
Advisor: Dr. Suanne Brander
Fox Emily Fox
E-mail: eef3807@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: East Stroudsburg University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology and B.S., Marine Science, with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik
Gantt Shelby Gantt
E-mail: seg7573@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Erwin
Hardison Sean Hardison
E-mail: sbh4808@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate Degree: B. S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur
Kroeger Jackie Kroeger
E-mail: jpk3568@uncw.edu
Undergradute Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Oceanography, Summa Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst
Madeline Marens
E-mail: mmm8071@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Studio Art
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
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
McConville Meg McConville
E-mail: mmm1523@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rhode Island
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Behavioral Psychology
Advisors: Dr. Susanne Brander and Dr. Aswani Volety
Ashley McKenzie
E-mail: acm8905@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology, B.S. Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie
Meyer Erin Meyer
E-mail: emm5468@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology (Departmental Honors), with a minor in Asian Studies
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
Patterson Lauren Patterson
E-mail: lnp7743@uncw.edu
Undergraduatte Institution: Berry College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology, with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi
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
Prescott Jim Prescott
E-mail: jcp3677@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
John Roberts
E-mail: jpr7418@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S, Biology with a concentration in Microbiology
Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety
Robinson Claire Robinson
E-mail: cer6562@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Tennessee Technological University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with concentration in Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel
Robison Madison Robison
E-mail: mrr9985@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Oregon State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety
Ruffin Travis Ruffin
E-mail: tcr9304@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Old Dominion University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey
Scheffel Trevor Scheffel
E-mail: tks5852@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Science
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
Scott Alec Scott
E-mail: ars6634@uncw.edu
Undegraduate Institution: Carleton College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik
McLean Seward
E-mail: mbs6848@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
Alex Vance
E-mail: dav2190@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long
Weston

Elliot Weston
E-mail: ecw3171@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

Woodall Ben Woodall
E-mail: bew6693@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: East Carolina University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Philosophy
Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety
Zarn

Anna Zarn
E-mail: amz4211@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wheaton College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie


Master's in Biology Students

Anway

Evan Anway
E-mail: eca7372@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Franklin & Marshall College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Environmental Science, with a minor in Environmental Studies
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Borrett

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. David 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

Crocker

Chelsea Crocker
E-mail: clc4233@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S, Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey

Fredley

Jennifer Fredley
E-mail: jlf9429@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Louisville
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

Johnson Ellen Johnson
E-mail: emj4469@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Moy Brian Moy
E-mail: bem4942@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Scheetz Lauren Scheetz
E-mail: les8464@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Chapel Hill
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Hispanic Studies
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Schilke Rob Schilke
E-mail: rms1280@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton
Shannahan Megan Shannahan
E-mail: mlf2893@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Chemistry, Neuroscience, and Psychology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
Snowden

Robert Snowden
E-mail: ros4607@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puget Sound
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ray Danner

Yang

Tiffany Yang
E-mail: ty7333@uncw.edu
Undegraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard