Full-time Faculty and Staff

Ken Black (Instructor)

B.S. University of Florida; M.F.A.S. University of Florida
Areas of Specialization: Ecophysiology of estuarine organisms, environmental toxicology, nutrition


Rose Borkowski (Associate Professor)

B.A. University of North Carolina; D.V.M. University of Florida
Area of Specialization: Veterinary Medicine, Biology and Medicine of Birds, Marine and Terrestrial Mammals, Diseases of Zoo and Wildlife Species, Human Anatomy and Physiology


Lee Ann J. Clements (Professor, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences & Associate Provost for Assessment & Academic Operations)

B.A. University of Virginia; M.S. & Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Areas of Specialization: Biological Oceanography, Physiological Ecology and Regeneration in Invertebrates


Kara Conway (Assistant Professor)

B.S. University of Notre Dame; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Area of Specialization: Immune Cell Function, B Cell Autoimmunity, Mucosal Immunity 

John Enz (Associate Professor)

B.S. University of Texas at El Paso; M.S. University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D. University of Louisville
Area of Specialization: Entomology, Pollination Ecology, Aquatic Macroinvertebrates,  Herpetology, Tropical Ecology, Study Abroad, Human Anatomy and Physiology


Nisse Goldberg (Associate Professor & Chair)

B.A. Univ. California, Santa Cruz; MS, San Jose State University; PhD, University of Western Australia
Areas of Specialization: Terrestrial and Marine Botany, Terrestrial and Marine Ecology


Breanna Korsman (Instructor)

B.S. The College of William and Mary; M.Ed. University of Florida; M.S. University of North Florida
Areas of Specialization: Estuarine Ecology, Spatial Distribution of Estuarine Organisms, Trophic dynamics


Daniel A. McCarthy (Professor)

B.S. Jacksonville University; M.S. Florida State University; Ph.D. King's College, University of London
Areas of Specialization: Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Ecology, Reproduction of Marine Organisms


Cathy Miller (Instructor & Assistant to the Chair)
B.S. Miami University; M.S. University of California Riverside
Areas of Specialization: Altitude physiology, anatomy and physiology


Anthony J.A. Ouellette (Professor)

A.A. Valencia Community College; B.S. University of Central Florida; Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Areas of Specialization: Toxic Cyanobacteria, Microbiology, Biochemistry


Dru Roycik (Assistant Professor)

B.S. Georgia Southern University; Ph.D. Florida State University
Areas of Specialization: Metalloenzymes; Enzyme Inhibition; Regenerative Medicine


Melinda Simmons (Assistant Professor)

B.S. University of California Santa Barbara; M.S. University of California San Diego; Ph.D. University of California Santa Cruz
Areas of Specialization: Biological Oceanography, Marine Microbiology


Blake Preston Smith (Biology Laboratory Manager)

B.S. Kennesaw State University; FLDOE Certification Biology (Grades 6 - 12) Florida DOE# 1320250; FDEP Stormwater, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector; State of Florida Commissioned Public Notary; HAZWOPER & AHA CPR/AED & First Aid Certified
Area of Specialization: Environmental Engineering, Atmospheric/Geo-Sciences, and Occupational Health & Safety


Jeremy Stalker (Assistant Professor)

B.S. Michigan State UniversityM.S. University of Montana; Ph.D. Florida International University
Areas of Specialization: Hydrology, Stable Isotope, Ionic, and Nutrient Geochemistry, Coastal Oceanography, Geophysics, Forensics


Natasha Vanderhoff (Associate Professor)

B.S. Loyola University of Chicago, M.S. University of Louisville, Ph.D. University of Louisville
Areas of Specialization: Behavioral Ecology, Foraging, Animal Communication, Ornithology, Tropical Ecology, Primatology


A. Quinton White Jr (Professor & Executive Director of the MSRI)

B.S. North Carolina Wesleyan College; M.S. University of Virginia; Ph.D. University of South Carolina

Areas of Specialization: Invertebrate Zoology, Marine Ecology, Ecology and Life History of Manatees


Michele Williams (Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Medical Microbiology)

B.A. Jacksonville University; D.V.M. University of Florida; Ph.D. Mississippi State University
Areas of Specialization: Medical and Veterinary Microbiology, Food Safety, Public Health Microbiology
Associate Faculty and Researchers

Danielle D'Amato

B.S. Jacksonville University ; M.S.Jacksonville University 
Areas of Specialization:Diamondback Terrapins, Herpetology 

Hannah Hart 

B.S. Florida Institute of Technology; M.S. University of North Florida 
Areas of Specialization: Digestive Physiology in Elasmobranchs, Reproductive Physiology and Ecology of Blue Crabs, Stock Assessment in the St. Johns River


John N. Heine (Research Scientist)

B.S. University of California, Irvine; M.A. San Jose State University (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories)
Areas of Specialization: Marine Ecology, Polar Biology, Scientific Diving Marine Science


Jen Ross 

B.A. Elon College; B.S. University of North Florida; MSH University of North Florida
Areas of specialization: Nutrition Counseling, Binge Eating Disorder, Non-Weight-Focused and Non-Diet Approaches to Health and Wellness

Gerry Pinto

Ph.D. Plymouth Polytechnic, Plymouth, England
Areas of Specialization: Aquaculture, Marine Ecology, and Ecology and Life History of Manatees


Ryan Ford

M.S. University of North Florida