University of Southern Indiana

Advising Information

Students are advised throughout their tenure at the University by full-time biology faculty who are available during the academic year to discuss goals, career alternatives, and progress. Close collaboration between the student and the advisor contributes markedly to success.

If you are a first-year student, transfer student preparing to be admitted to your major, or a Pott College student seeking academic and career advising, our Student Advising and Resource Center is available to help.

The faculty list below is for students who are eligible to bypass the Advising Center or are already settled into their major coursework. If you are not sure of your advising status you can check with either the Biology Department or the Pott College Student Advising and Resource Center.

Biology Faculty Advisors 

Richard Bennett
Dr. Richard Bennett
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-228-5078
Science Center 1265
Cell and Molecular Biology, Pre-Medicine
Kimberly Delaney
Dr. Kimberly Delaney
Assistant Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-461-5350
Science Center 1281
Cindy Deloney-Marino
Dr. Cindy Deloney-Marino
Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-461-5373
Science Center 1275
Microbiology, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy 
Edith Hardcastle
Dr. Edith Hardcastle
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-461-5372
Science Center 1277
Science Teaching, Botany, Ecology
Henri Maurice
Dr. Henri Maurice
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-461-5231
Science Center 1279
Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Physican's Assistant, Science Teaching, Botany, Pre-Medicine
Eric McCloud
Dr. Eric McCloud
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-465-1228
Science Center 1261
Pre-Forestry (wildlife biology), Environmental Science, Zoology, Entomology, Ecology and Plant Biology
Rebecca Sparks-Thissen
Dr. Rebecca Sparks-Thissen
Assistant Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-465-1642
Science Center 1283
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Virology
Rex Strange
Dr. Rex Strange
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-465-1008
Science Center 1285
Pre-Optometry, Pre-Dental, Ichthyology, Developmental, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Med Tech
R. Brent Summers
Dr. R. Brent Summers
Chair of Biology Department
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-461-5405
Science Center 1269
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Vet, Aquatic/Marine Biology

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