Faculty

If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty advisor in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the advisor you wish to reach:

Jason Adams
Biology, Microbiology
(630) 942-2272

Shamili Ajgaonkar
Biology, Field Studies 
(630) 942-2123

Barbara Anderson
Biology
(630) 942-2347

Kathleen M. Finan, MD
Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology
(630) 942-3726

Julie Gibbs, Ph.D.
Biology
(630) 942-2262

Jor-El Hardy, Ph.D.

BIology
(630) 942-2127

Beth Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.
Biology, Botany
(630) 942-3387

Russ Kirt (emeritus)
Prairie reconstruction

Tara Leszczewicz, DPT
Anatomy and Physiology
(630) 942-2265

James Ludden
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology
(630) 942-4073

Karan Oliver-Tucci
Anatomy and Physiology
(630) 942-2274

Karen Persky
Biology, Microbiology
(630) 942-3932

Lynda Randa
Biology, Botany
(630) 942-2706

Thomas Ruehlmann, Ph.D.
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology
(630) 942-3064

David Taylor 

Biology
(630) 942-2517

Contact Information


Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331

Faculty Spotlight

  • Karen Persky

    Karen PerskyBiology

    "My hope for my students is that they will finish their biology or microbiology class with a newfound interest in and respect for the natural world. I view teaching and learning as interchangeable and sometimes synonymous experiences. My students are the reason I love teaching."

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  • Julie Gibbs

    Julie GibbsBiology

    "I want students to walk away as more scientifically literate people. All of us need some background in biology to be able to take care of ourselves and other living things in our care, whether pets, plants or other people."

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  • Tom Ruehlmann

    Tom RuehlmannBiology

    "The sciences are constantly changing and, thus, we must constantly keep up with the new developments. I try to convey the idea that science isn't always black and white - there are gray areas."

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  • David Taylor

    David TaylorBiology

    "I hope students walk out of my class with a sense of satisfaction at having studied and understood concepts that were new to them. I hope this empowers them to become life-long learners and not be nervous about tackling 'difficult' subjects like biology and chemistry."

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