The Department of Biology strives to foster a critical-thinking mentality and a desire to discover new knowledge. We impart rigorous scientific reasoning and generally imperative skills in budding life scientists that they can apply in any career. Department faculty interact closely with students in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field. This immersive environment develops practical and intellectual skills that ensure our graduates are prepared to succeed in careers our local and global communities need.

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The Department of Biology is housed in Science Hall, a facility that includes well-equipped research and teaching laboratories with prep rooms, a greenhouse and our faculty/staff offices.

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Science Hall Room 107

Department Administrators

Name Title Location Phone Email
Dirk Vanderklein Chairperson Science Hall, 107A 973-655-5265
Stefanie Bryant Secretarial Assistant I Science Hall, 107 973-655-4397
Christopher Langner Department Administrator Science Hall, 109 973-655-3634