Faculty & Instructors

  • Andy Ammons

    Associate Professor of Biology, Lindsay Field Researcher

    BA, BEREA COLLEGE, 2003
    PHD, PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE, 2007

    Office: SC 210
    Phone: (574) 535-7205
    Email:

  • Dale Hess

    Associate Professor of Agroecology and Ecological Field Station Director

    BA, MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, 1976
    MS, PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE, 1984
    PHD, PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE, 1989

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Bill Minter

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Director of Land Management--Merry Lea

    BS, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY FT COLLINS, 1980
    MSF, PURDUE UNIVERSITY WEST LAFAYETTE, 1989

    Office: Merry Lea
    Phone: (260) 799-5869
    Email:

  • Jody Saylor

    Associate Professor of Biology

    BS, HANOVER COLLEGE, 1991
    MS, PURDUE UNIVERSITY CALUMET, 1996

    Office: SC 217
    Phone: (574) 535-7306
    Email:

  • Kris Schmidt

    Assistant Professor of Biology

    BS, TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY, 2001
    MS, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, 2004
    PHD, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, 2012

    Office: SC 218
    Phone: (574) 535-7308
    Email:

  • Ryan Sensenig

    Department Chair
    Associate Professor of Biological & Environmental Science, SST Leader Tanzania (SP)

    BS, Eastern Mennonite University, 1992
    CT, JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY, 1998
    PHD, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS, 2007

    Office: SC 212
    Phone: (574) 535-7489
    Email: