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Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Biology

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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.

Research Assistant Professor

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Heather Driscoll received her B.S. and M.S. in botany from the University of Vermont, where she completed research on the origin and evolution of two fern lineages using molecular data: beech ferns (genus Thelypteris) in Vermont and sword ferns (genus Polystichum) on the Hawaiian Islands.

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.

Charles A. Dana Professor

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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.


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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.


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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.


Virginia M. H. Kunkel joined the Norwich faculty in 1995.

She earned her B.S. in wildlife biology from Colorado State University in 1980 and her M.S. in ecology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. While at Colorado State, Kunkel completed undergraduate research on beavers.

Assistant Professor
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

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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.

Assistant Professor

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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.

Adjunct Faculty

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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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