Faculty Spotlight

Ms. Carra Schriber
Oct 21, 2021

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically what type of biologist you are)?Being a biologist was not a set life path or choice I made- I kind of...

Dr. Alicia Reigel
Sep 20, 2021

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?I have always been fascinated with the water and aquatic animals, but ...

Dr. Matt Estep
Sep 10, 2021

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)? A great love of the outdoors led me towards a biology undergradu...

Rachel Bleich

Dr. Rachel Bleich
Sep 8, 2020

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?Microbes are fascinating! Each one of us has trillions of microbes tha...

Julia Showalter

Dr. Julia Showalter
Nov 27, 2019

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the forest or helping out on the ...

Dr. Mary Kinkel

Dr. Mary Kinkel
Sep 26, 2016

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?I was drawn to developmental biology because it ties together much of ...

Matt Estep

Dr. Matt Estep
Oct 2, 2015

Why did you become a biologist?A deep love of the outdoors lead me to a career in Biology. Upon graduating high school, my family drove me to Springer...

Dr. Andrew Bellemer

Dr. Andrew Bellemer
Jan 14, 2015

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?I am a molecular neuroscientist who uses the fruit fly, Drosophila mel...

Mike Gangloff in a boat on a river

Dr. Mike Gangloff
Nov 5, 2014

Why did you become a biologist (and specifically the type of biologist you are)?I was pretty much born a biologist and once I had moved on from classi...

Dr. Geib with students catching bees

Dr. Jennifer Geib
Jul 8, 2014

Why did you become a biologist?I am an ecologist and science teacher educator here at App State. My ecology work focuses on the population biology and...