Dr. Bruce Benz
Title: Professor of Biology
Phone: 817-531-6558 
Fax: 817-531-4275
Email: bbenz@txwes.edu
Office Location: Schollmaier 109
Degrees: B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., University of Colorado-Boulder
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research Interest: Dr. Benz's research interests include ethnobotany and
archeology in Manantlan, Mexico, the evolution of maize and the
conservation of north Texas prairies.

Dr. Chitra Chandrasekaran
Title: Associate Professor of Biology
Chair of Biology
Phone: 817-531-6590
Fax: 817-531-4275
Email: cchandrasekaran@txwes.edu
Office Location: Schollmaier 113
Degrees: B.S., Stanford University
Ph.D., Washington University
Research Interest: Chandrasekaran's research focuses on the
development of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

Dr. Mary Anne Clark
Professor of Biology
Phone: 817-531-6589
Fax: 817-531-4275
Email: mclark@txwes.edu
Office Location: Schollmaier 112
Degrees: B.S., Texas Woman's University
M.S., New Mexico State University
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
Research Interest: Dr. Clark's current research project concerns a
Drosophila mutation that produces long-term paralysis in Drosophila. Dr.
Clark is also director of Genome Island on Second Life and the WhoZoo

Dr. Gerald Vertrees
Title: Professor Emeritus of Biology
Degrees: A.B., University of California at Davis
M.A., University of California at Davis
Ph.D., Indiana University

In Memoriam 

The Department of Biology was saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Vertrees on 8 August 2011. Dr. Vertrees taught in the department from 1973 to 1997. Even after his retirement, he continued to teach his course in Local Flora. An excellent photographer, Dr. Vertrees maintained a display in the McFadden Science Center on plants of medicinal and economic interest.

Visiting Faculty and Staff Profiles


Dr. Benjamin Miller
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: 817-531-6588 Fax: 817-531-4275
Email: brmiller@txwes.edu
Office Location: Schollmaier 119
Degrees: B.S., M.S., University of North Texas.
Ph.D.,Indiana University
Ben is the instructor for both semesters of Anatomy and Physiology.

James (Greg) Hubbard
Title: Laboratory Coordinator
Phone: 817-531-4863
Fax: 817-531-4275
Email: jghubbard@txwes.edu
Office Location: McFadden 207B
Degrees: B.S. University of Texas at Arlington
M.S. University of Texas at Arlington (Biology)
M.S. Southern Methodist University (Environmental Science)
Greg keeps all the labs running smoothly and also assists the Biology
faculty and students with various research projects.

Contact Information

Tamika Reynolds
Administrative Assistant
Department of Biology 
Location: McFadden Building, Suite 310 
Phone: 817-531-4893
Fax: 817-531-4275
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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