University of Montana 1999-2000 Catalog

Division of Biological Sciences

Donald P. Christian, Associate Dean for the Biological Sciences

The Division of Biological Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate programs representing the full range of the biological sciences. The Division offers bachelor degrees in biology (with a broad array of formal options including botanical sciences, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, human biological sciences, natural history, zoological sciences, biological education and general sciences education), medical technology, microbiology, and wildlife biology (a cooperative program administered by the School of Forestry). The Division also advises students in pre-medical and other pre-health sciences, and offers a series of courses during the summer at the University's Flathead Lake Biological Station (see separate listing in this section). The Division is one of the leading research units in the University. Research programs in the Division provide abundant opportunities for students to enhance their educational experience by participating in research. Several sources of funding are available to support undergraduate student research, and the Division sponsors an undergraduate research symposium each spring.

Graduate degrees offered by the Division of Biological Sciences include Master of Science degrees in biochemistry, microbiology, and organismal biology and ecology, and the Master of Science for Teachers of Biological Sciences (with thesis and nonthesis options). Doctor of Philosophy degrees in biochemistry/microbiology and organismal biology and ecology are offered. The Division participates in the graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) program in wildlife biology, administered by the School of Forestry. Information on graduate study and program requirements is available from the Graduate School or the Division of Biological Sciences.

The Division of Biological Sciences is committed to providing coursework and experiences for non-science majors. The world faces many problems and opportunities that include significant biological components. Courses for non-science majors have the goal of fostering understanding of the process of science and enhancing biological knowledge as it relates to environmental, medical, social, and other issues. A number of introductory courses are open both to majors and non-majors. In addition, the Division offers courses designed specifically for non-majors: genetic engineering, trailside botany, elementary microbiology/ medical microbiology, Montana wildlife, and others.

Degree requirements and courses are described below (see the School of Forestry for information about wildlife biology).



Fred W. Allendorf, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1975

Mark J. Behan, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1963 (Emeritus)

David E. Bilderback, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1968

George L. Card, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1966

Donald P. Christian, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1977 (Associate Dean)

Kenneth P. Dial, Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1984

H. Richard Fevold, Ph.D., University of Utah, 1961 (Emeritus)

Kerry R. Foresman, Ph. D., University of Idaho, 1977

Willard O. Granath, Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1982

Walter E. Hill, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1967

James R. Habeck, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1959 (Emeritus)

Richard L. Hutto, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1977

Donald A. Jenni, Ph.D., University of Florida, 1961 (Emeritus)

Ralph C. Judd, Ph.D., The University of Montana, 1979

Delbert L. Kilgore, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1972

Galen P. Mell, Ph.D., University of Washington, 1961

Charles N. Miller, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1965 (Emeritus)

Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1985

Jack H. Nunberg, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1979 (Director for the Montana Biotechnology Center)

Andrew L. Sheldon, Ph.D., Cornell University, 1966

Richard P. Sheridan, Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1966

Jack A. Stanford, Ph.D., University of Utah, 1975 (Bierman Professor; Director of the Biological Station)

John F. Tibbs, Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1968 (Emeritus)

Associate Professors

Ragan M. Callaway, Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990

James E. Gannon, Ph.D., University of Houston, 1981

Erick P. Greene, Ph.D., Princeton University, 1989

William Z. Holben, Ph.D., University of New York, Buffalo, 1985

Michael F. Minnick, Ph.D., Washington State University, 1987

Assistant Professors

Carol A. Brewer, Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1993

Douglas Emlen, Ph.D., Princeton University, 1994

J. Stephen Lodmell, Ph.D., Brown University, 1996

Mary L. Poss, Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1990

Anna M. Sala, Ph.D., University of Barcelona, 1992

D. Scott Samuels, Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1991

Research Professors

Jerry J. Bromenshenk, Ph.D., Montana State University, 1973

F. Richard Hauer, Ph.D., North Texas State University, 1980

Lee H. Metzgar, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1968 (Emeritus)

Barbara E. Wright, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1951

Research Associate Professors

Christopher A. Frissell, Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1992

Penelope F. Kukuk, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1980

Roland L. Redmond, Ph.D., The University of Montana, 1984

Research Assistant Professors

Donald S. Manning, Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1988

Catherine A. Zabinski, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991

Other Adjunct Faculty

I. Joe Ball, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1973

Richard J. Bridges, Ph.D., Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1984

Barry N. Brown, M.S., University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1987

Vernon R. Grund, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, 1974

Craig A. Johnston, Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1982

Charles T. Leonard, Ph.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1985

Thomas E. Martin, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1982

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