Biology Department Faculty
dcrater

Dr. Dinene Crater

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Biology

PhD Biology, Wake Forest University
BS Biology, Wingate University

Research Interests: DNA/protein interactions that regulate transcriptional activation during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis, Biotechnology

campbell

Dr. Josh Campbell

Assistant Professor of Biology

PhD Entomology, University of Georgia
MS Geology, University of Nebraska
BS Zoology and Geology, Auburn University

Research Interests: Insect Pollination, Cave Invertebrates, Anthropogenic Effects on Ecosystems

coffield

Dr. Neil Coffield

Assistant Professor of Biology

PhD Genetics and Molecular Biology, UNC Chapel Hill
BS Biology, UNC CHapel Hill

Research Interests: Hematopoietic stem cell biology and immune system development, Virus and host cell interactions

cooke

Dr. Sandra Cooke

Assistant Professor of Biology

PhD Earth and Environmental Science, Lehigh University
BS Zoology and Environmental Studies, Ohio Wesleyan University

Research Interests: Zooplankton ecology, Effects of UV radiation and other stressors on aquatic organisms and food webs, Ecological effects of aquatic invasive species

hughes

Dr. Niky Hughes

Assistant Professor of Biology

PhD Biology, Wake Forest University
MS Biology, Appalachian State University
BS Biology and Education, Stetson University

Research Interests: Biochemical and physiological adaptations of plants to stressful environments, Anthocyanins, Climate change

sapp

Dr. Kelli Sapp

Associate Professor of Biology

PhD Biology, University of New Mexico
MS Biology, Wake Forest University
BS Biology, Methodist College

Research Interests: Ecological and immunological factors that dictate host-parasite interactions, specifically molluscan hosts and their digenetic trematodes

csmith

Dr. Chuck Smith

Associate Professor of Biology

PhD Biology, UNC Chapel Hill
MS Biology, University of Kentucky
BS Zoology, University of Kentucky

Research Interests: Vertebrate ecology and conservation biology, Population dynamics of pond-breeding amphibians

gsmith

Dr. Gerald Smith

Professor of Biology

PhD Biology, University of Georgia
MS Biology, Wake Forest University
BS Biology, Wake Forest University

Research Interests: Plant systematics emphasizing genetic and evolutionary relationships among selected plant taxa; floristics

 


Lecturers
dennis

Donna Dennis

Lecturer

MEd Biology Education, UNC Greensboro
BA Zoology, University of Arkansas

kiem

Jeanette Kiem

Lecturer

MEd Biology Education, UNC Greensboro
BS Biology, High Point College

 

 

 

Staff
starks

Karen Starks

Biology Department Secretary

Congdon Hall 235
Email: kstarks@highpoint.edu
Tel: (336) 841-9402

david

David Neely

Laboratory Preparator and Safety Officer

Congdon Hall 219
Email: dneely@highpoint.edu
Tel: (336) 841-9523

carpenter

Kaylyn Carpenter

Research Technician, Hughes Lab

Congdon Hall 218
Email: carpek06@highpoint.edu
Tel: (336) 841-4656