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 

  • James Bandoli
    Dr. James Bandoli
    Professor Emeritus of Biology
  • Richard Bennett
    Dr. Richard Bennett
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Science Center 1265
    Phone: 812-228-5078
Cell and Molecular Biology, Pre-Medicine
  • Cindy Deloney-Marino
    Dr. Cindy Deloney-Marino
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Science Center 1275
    Phone: 812-461-5373
Microbiology, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy 
  • Edith Hardcastle
    Dr. Edith Hardcastle
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Science Center 1277
    Phone: 812-461-5372
Science Teaching, Botany, Ecology
  • Henri Maurice
    Dr. Henri Maurice
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Interim Chair of Biology Department
    Science Center 1267
    Phone: 812-461-5231
Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Physican's Assistant, Science Teaching, Botany, Pre-Medicine
  • Eric McCloud
    Dr. Eric McCloud
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Science Center 1263
    Phone: 812-465-1228
Pre-Forestry (wildlife biology), Environmental Science, Zoology, Entomology, Ecology and Plant Biology
  • Rebecca Sparks-Thissen
    Dr. Rebecca Sparks-Thissen
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Science Center 1280
    Phone: 812-465-1642
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Virology
  • Rex Strange
    Dr. Rex Strange
    Assistant Professor of Biology
    Science Center 1283
    Phone: 812-465-1008
Pre-Optometry, Pre-Dental, Ichthyology, Developmental, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Med Tech
  • R. Brent Summers
    Dr. R. Brent Summers
    Associate Professor of Biology
    Science Center 1269
    Phone: 812-461-5405
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Vet, Aquatic/Marine Biology

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