Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Renee Baran

Renee Baran

Associate Professor, Biology; Advisory Committee, Biochemistry; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience
B.A., Macalester College; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Renee Baran teaches genetic analysis, developmental biology, and introduction to cell and molecular biochemistry.
Professor Nancy Dess

Nancy Dess

Professor, Psychology; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience
B.A., UCLA Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Nancy Dess' work is rooted in the ancient underpinnings of mammalian behavior.
Professor Carmel Levitan

Carmel Levitan

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience
B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Carmel Levitan studies multisensory interactions, researching how the different senses integrate information.
Professor Joseph Schulz

Joseph Schulz

Professor, Biology; Advisory Committee, Biochemistry; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience
B.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., UC San Diego
Joseph Schulz teaches zoology, biochemistry, and vertebrate physiology. His research focuses on the activity and evolution of venom peptides in fish-hunting cone snails.
Professor Aleksandra Sherman

Aleksandra Sherman

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science; Advisory Committee, Neuroscience
B.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Northwestern University
Aleksandra Sherman studies how our senses, emotions, and cognitive capabilities integrate to influence our perceptions and social interactions.
Professor Kerry Thompson

Kerry Thompson

Professor, Biology
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., UCLA
Kerry Thompson teaches introduction to cell and molecular biochemistry, stem cell biology, and neurobiology.

On Special Appointment

Clinton Dale Chapman

Clinton Dale Chapman

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Clinton Dale Chapman teaches courses in Psychological Methods, Psychological Statistics, Learning Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Psychology Research.