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Faculty in Biology
Bryan ArnoldBryan Arnold 
  Assistant Professor of Biology
   217.245.3445 |  bryan.arnold@mail.ic.edu
 
Dr. Bryan Arnold is a behavioral ecologist who studies social behavior and communication in temperate bat species with a particular interest in roosting ecology and conservation.
Elaine Chapman Elaine Chapman 
   Hitchcock Professor of Biology   
   217.245.3179 | chapman@mail.ic.edu
 
Dr. Elaine Chapman serves as the Chief Health Professions Advisor at Illinois College. She is also involved in the development of case studies for anatomy and physiology.
Linda Acheson CockerillLinda Acheson Cockerill 
   Instructor in Biology and Education
   217.245.3448 | lcockeri@mail.ic.edu
 
Instructor Linda Cockerill is a Registered Nurse with a teaching specialty in Health, Wellness, Nutrition, and Fitness. She also serves as an adjunct Nursing Professor at a local community college. She holds national certifications as a Certified Health Care Specialist (CHES) and a Medical-Surgical Nursing Specialist. 
Laura Corey, ChairLaura Corey, Chair 
   Associate Professor of Biology
   217.245.3295 | laura.corey@mail.ic.edu
 
Dr. Laura Corey uses the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, as a model system to study DNA damage repair pathways.  Dr. Corey also collaborates with Dr. Larry Zettler to identify orchids and their mycorrhizal fungi using molecular methods.
Juanita (Penny) LeonhardJuanita (Penny) Leonhard
  Full Time Adjunct Faculty in Biology
  217.245.3281
 
Juanita has mentored students in microbiology research for the antibacterial properties of specific essential oils.

Andrew SticeAndrew Stice 
   Lab Manager- Chemistry & Biology/Chemical Hygiene
   217.245.3375 | sticea@mail.ic.edu
Lawrence ZettlerLawrence Zettler 
   Professor of Biology
   217.245.3479 | lwzettle@mail.ic.edu
 
Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Zettler isolates and utilizes mycorrhizal fungi to grow rare orchids from seed leading to seedling reintroduction. He studies orchids in the Midwest, Florida, Hawaii, Cuba, Ecuador, and Madagascar. 
 
   
Adjunct Faculty: Starhill Forest Arboretum
Visit Starhill Forest website.
Guy SternbergGuy Sternberg  
  Instructor in Biology
   217.632.3685| guy@starhillforest.com
Edie SternbergEdie Sternberg
   217.632.3685

    
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