BIFS: Teaching Faculty

Faculty are listed alphabetically by last name.

Dr. Ken Cramer is a Professor and Chair of Biology at Monmouth College. He earned his Ph.D. from Utah State University. His research interests include diversity of spiders in virgin and restored prairies.

Dr. Ryan Ferrer received a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UCLA.  He teaches introductory biology, animal physiology, and animal behavior at Seattle Pacific University.  His research interests include chemical communication and behavioral ecology.

Dr. John Lindberg earned a Ph.D. in Physics from Herriot Watt University.  His research involves bio-optics. He teaches Physics at Seattle Pacific University.

Dr. Eric Long earned his Ph.D. in Ecology from Penn State University. He teaches ecology, biostatistics, and animal biology at Seattle Pacific University.  His research interests focus on ecology, conservation, and management of large mammals.

Dr. Timothy Nelson (BIFS Director) earned his doctoral degree in Botany from the University of Washington. He teaches ecology, botany and marine biology at Seattle Pacific, and has continuing research interests in ulvoid algal blooms.

Dr. Richard Ridgway holds a doctorate in Zoology from Washington State University. At Seattle Pacific, he teaches cellular and developmental biology. His research program focuses on the immune system function and neurobiology of invertebrates.

Dr. Cara Wall-Scheffler earned a Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.  She has research interests related to human evolution and the relationship between the physiology of human performance and evolutionary pressures in natural environments. 

Dr. Lindsay Whitlow earned his Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan.  He teaches ecology at Seattle University, and his research interests include invasive species, fisheries, and restoration in marine communities.



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