Current Students

Fall 2012 graduate students

Ph.D. in Marine Biology Students

  Troy Alphin
E-mail: alphint@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
 

Sue Barco
E-mail: sgb6239@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: College of William and Mary

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Graduate Institution: James Madison University

Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard

photo Rebecka Brasso
E-mail: rlb1196@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: College of William and Mary
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie
  Chip Collier
E-mail: chip.collier@ncmail.net
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Lankford
Thesis: Age, growth, reproduction, and genetics of Western Atlantic Menticirrhus spp
photo Lindsey Deignan
E-mail: lkd6379@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tampa
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology/Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik
photo Michael Echevarria
E-mail: mle6491@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Purchase College, SUNY
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
photo Nicholas Fowler
E-mail: nlf7589@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Baden
  Molly Gabler
E-mail: mkg5178@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Graduate Institution: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman
 

Eden Garcia
E-mail: erg8051@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University College of Belize
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology Education
Graduate Institution: East Carolina University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Environmental Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

photo Nathan Gavin
E-mail: nmg4567@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Guilford College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako
 

Alexandra Goodell
E-mail: ag7086@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: American University

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Literature and Cinema Studies (double major)

Graduate Institution: Humboldt State University

Graduate Degree: M.A., Biology

Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White

photo Marc Hanke
E-mail: mhh2808@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Texas A&M University at Galveston
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Florida
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
photo David Hines
E-mail: deh9951@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Borrett
Hollensead

Lisa Hollensead

E-mail: ldh7520@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University

Undergraduate Degree: Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry and a certificate in marine science

Graduate Institution: Florida State University

Graduate Degree: M.S., Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

  Steve McMurray
E-mail: sem6678@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Hiram College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Finelli
  Byron Toothman
E-mail: toothmanb@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology/Environmental Science
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Science
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
photo Verena Wang
E-mail: vhw6375@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California Davis
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Evolution and Ecology with a minor in Environmental Toxicology
Graduate Institution: San Francisco State University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Conservation Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

Master's in Marine Biology Students

Arthur

Logan Arthur

E-mail: lha8694@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology

Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst

photo Christina Badger
E-mail: cmb4221@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Fairleigh Dickinson University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur
  Justin Bashaw
E-mail: jpb7680@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi
 

Karissa Bearer

E-mail: knb1583@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Bology, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi

image Kalman Bugica
E-mail: kb9621@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Duke University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Chemistry and Physics
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
photo Inga Conti-Jerpe
E-mail: iec1896@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Cornell University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Sciences and the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems with Distinction in Research
Advisor: Dr. Christopher Finelli
 

Bethany DeCourten

E-mail: bmd5520@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Advisor: Dr. Susanne Brander

photo Andrea Dingeldein
E-mail: ald0750@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degrees: B.S., Marine Biology, B.A., Studio Art
Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White
 

Katie Dodds

E-mail: kad8420@uncw.edu

Undergraduae Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology

Advisor: Dr. J. Craig Bailey

Easter

Erin Easter

E-mail: eee9398@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences (Aquatic

Emphasis) with minors in Biology and Captive Wild Animal Management

Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White

  Andrew Goff
E-mail: adg7759@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Susanne Brander
photo Meghan Grandal
E-mail: mkg7188@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
photo John Hanmer
E-mail: jhh8419@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Northeastern University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik
 

Tiffany Keenan-Bateman

E-mail: tfk9187@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst

Kramer

Ben Kramer

E-mail: bjk4970@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor

Lonati

Gina Lonati

E-mail: gll9008@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Bowdoin College

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman

  Jessica Mallindine
E-mail: jdm2262@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology/Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Paul Hosier
Marty

Micah Marty

E-mail: mjm5853@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College

Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology with a Concentration in Environmental

Studies

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik

 

Clark Marino

E-mail: cmm1093@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Aquatic Biology

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik

  Ryan McAlarney
E-mail: mcalarneyr@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst
McCracken

Megan McCracken

E-mail: mfm3687@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Waynesburg University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology

Advisor: Dr. Marcel van Tuinen

Newtoff

Kiersten Newtoff

E-mail: knn4312@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Radford University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a Concentration in Environmental

Biology and minors in Chemistry and Geospatial Science

Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie

photo Brittany Nicolaysen
E-mail: bjn1417@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Marcel van Tuinen
Oxe

Emily Oxe

E-mail: eao9306@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with Specialization in Environmental

and Biological Conservation

Advisor: Dr. Stuart Borrett

 

Steve Poland

E-mail: sjp2072@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

Quaday

Nico Quaday

E-mail: njq8998@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College

Undergraduate Degrees: B.S., Chemistry, B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Marcel van Tuinen

photo Aaron Ramus
E-mail: apr2993@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long
 

Mackenzie Russell

E-mail: mlr4592@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology

Advisor: Dr. Wm. David Webster

  McLean Seward
E-mail: mbs6848@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
 

Emily Singleton

E-mail: emn7070@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Rollins College

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology

Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst

Weston

Elliot Weston

E-mail: ecw3171@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries Biology

Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

  Ted Wilgis
E-mail: esw1206@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Connecticut College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Zoology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
photo Chuck Wilson
E-mail: crw2922@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
Wilson

Whitney Wilson

E-mail: wnw2488@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degrees: B.S., Environmental Science, B.S. Biology with a

minor in Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey

Master's in Biology Students

Arnette

Kate Arnette

E-mail: jb3719@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton


Chavez

Stephanie Chavez

E-mail: sc7916@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degrees: B.S., Biology, B.A., Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard

 

Neil Crealese

E-mail: nmc2562@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long

Davila

Alex Davila

E-mail: and3734@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Marcel van Tuinen

 

Rachel Hanson

E-mail: rlh5266@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Francis Marion University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

 

Stephanie Johnstone

E-mail: sej5512@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton

 

Nina Neill

E-mail: nen8360@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degrees: B.S., Biology, B.A., Poltical Science, Minor in Psychology, Cum Laude

Advisor: Dr. Dan Baden

 

Marylin Novillo Gonzalez

E-mail: mcn2561@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Central del Ecuador

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

Pinson

Jerald Pinson

E-mail: jbp4166@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Stephen F. Austin State University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S, Biology with a Concentration in Botany and a

minor in Forest Recreation Management

Advisor: Dr. Eric Schuettpelz

 

Lauren Rowan

E-mail: lar9741@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Ecology

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

Stutts

Lauren Stutts

E-mail: lrs1567@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Campbell University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Ann Stapleton

photo Christopher Torres
E-mail: crt5524@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Geology
Advisor: Dr. Marcel van Tuinen
 

Alex Vance
E-mail: dav2190@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Marcel van Tuinen

  Maria White
E-mail: mcw2543@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in French
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton

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