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History of the Department of Biology
Chairpersons and Emeritus Faculty

Chronology of Chairpersons

Dr. O.P. Dellinger (1909 to 1939)

Dr. James Ralph Wells (1939 to 1962)

Dr. J.C. "Chris" Johnson (interim 1962-1963)

Dr. Ralph Kelting (1963 to 1979)

Dr. Dean Bishop (1979 to 1984)

Dr. James R. Triplett
(interim 1984-1985 | chair 1985-2008)

Dr. James Dawson (2008-2011)

Dr. Dixie L. Smith (2011-present)

Emeritus Faculty

  • Dr. Cynthia S. Ford (2016)
  • Dr. Steven D. Ford (2016)
  • Dr. David M Gordon (2015)
  • Dr. James R Triplett (2014)
  • Dr. Stephen L. Timme* (2011)
  • Dr. Hugh Campbell (2007)
  • Dr. Leon Dinkins (2001)
  • Dr. Harv Riches (2001)
  • Dr. Chet Twitchell* (1999)
  • Dr. Dean Bishop* (1994)
  • Dr. Bette Duncan (1994)
  • Dr. Ralph Kelting* (1989)
  • Dr. Christopher C. Johnson* (1987)
  • Dr. Leland Keller* (1987)
  • Dr. Horace Hays* (1984)
  • Dr. Ted Sperry* (1974 | Sperry Home web-site)

         * deceased