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Faculty and Staff of Norwich University
Associate Professor
Biology
Chair, Department of Biology

Portrait of Megan Doczi

Megan Doczi received her B.A. in neuroscience from Drew University and earned her Ph.D. in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Vermont.

During her postdoctoral fellowship at UVM, Doczi completed a developmental study of visually guided patch-clamp recordings in brain slices of the avian embryonic hypothalamus. Her laboratory at Norwich University continues to explore the role of voltage-gated potassium channels in the developmental patterning of hypothalamic circuits governing food intake and energy expenditure.

Charles A. Dana Professor
Biology

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Karen L. Hinkle completed her Ph.D. in physiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her B.S. in animal physiology and neuroscience at UC San Diego.

Professor
Biology

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Lauren D. Howard began teaching at Norwich in 1976 and has enjoyed working with Norwich students ever since. He earned his B.A. in biology at Hartwick College and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Vermont.

Associate Professor
Biology
Co-director, Vermont Science Fair

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Allison Neal studies parasites, especially how they interact with each other and their hosts. She earned her B.A. and Ph.D. in biology from the University of Vermont. 

Associate Professor
Biology

Portrait photo of Scott Page

Scott L. Page, Ph.D., joined the Norwich faculty in 1999 and has served as the chair of the Department of Biology from 2009 to 2015 and from 2016 to 2019.

Associate Professor
Biology

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Simon Pearish studies the behavior of fishes and uses ecological thinking to look for solutions to the eutrophication of our lakes and streams. He completed his undergraduate degrees in biology and psychology at Indiana University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Research Associate Professor
Biology

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Amanda Northrop arrived at Norwich University in 2020. She earned her BA in zoology and PhD in biology from the University of Vermont.

Senior Lecturer
Biology
Coordinator, Biology Laboratory

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David Ebenstein received his B.A. in zoology from the University of Vermont and his M.S. in biology from the University of Southern California.

Lecturer
Biology

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Mary Beth Klinger-Lawrence joined the Department of Biology faculty at Norwich University in 2016. She holds a B.S. in biology from Clarkson University and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Vermont.

Lecturer
Biology

Amanda Northrop arrived at Norwich University in 2020. She earned her BA in zoology and PhD in biology from the University of Vermont.

Adjunct Faculty
Biology

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Douglas Brukardt comes to Norwich with over 40 years of experience in the sciences. He holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Bridgeport and a master’s degree in teaching from Norwich University.

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