Welcome to my homepage
I have created this site to provide some additional information about me - my background, teaching load, research projects, and outside interests. If you wish to contact me, look under "About me" to find the most convenient method. For students needing to meet with me in person, you may find my current schedule here. I maintain an open-door policy for student meetings. Essentially, if you can track me down (after class, in the hallways, my lab, or my cave) you are always more than welcome. However, for urgent matters or for more extended meeting times, I would appreciate a heads up first. You can follow this link to set up an appointment time for my office hours. Just pick a 15-minute slot that works for you.
Although most of my professional background may be gleaned from this site, you can also view a condensed form of it in my curriculum vitae. This document should never be more than a couple of months out of date.
The microbes are an extremely diverse (and I think, very interesting) group of organisms. In the panel to the right, you will see a sort of rogue's gallery of microbes. Each time you load this home page, a different microbe will be randomly selected. Follow the "learn more" link to be led out into the internet for more information concerning the featured microbe. I have created a set of fifty microbes so far, but hope to expand a bit from there. The photomicrographs are courtesy of Dr. Dennis Kunkel. You should check out his web site to see the full-sized images.