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  • Patsy Boyce , Ph.D.

    Position: Professor of Biology

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3420

    Campus Box: 72037

    Email: pboyce@cn.edu

    Office: DSC 101B
    BA - Biology, Berea College
    MS - Zoology, University of Tennessee
    PhD - Reproductive Physiology, University of Tennessee

  • Steve Karr , Ph.D.

    Position: Professor of Biology; Departmental Chair; Interim Dean, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3252

    Campus Box: 72041

    Email: stkarr@cn.edu

    Personal Website: http://web.cn.edu/stkarr/

    Dr. Steve Karr has been at Carson-Newman since 1987, having previously received his MS and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia. Courses he teaches include Microbiology, Immunology, Judo, RAD, and Career Planning in the Health Professions. His office is room 203B in the science building (DSC). Hobbies include martial arts and hiking. Favorite secular book = Lord of the Rings; favorite music = classic rock.

  • Susan Karr

    Position: Instructor of Biology

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3397

    Campus Box: 72041

    Email: sukarr@cn.edu

    Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Behavior and a Master of Science in Forestry from the University of Georgia.  She teaches our Animal Behavior course and coordinates our non-majors courses in Human Biology and Environmental Science.  She has led CN's campus recycling program from its start.  Susan's office is in DSC 214 in the Science Building.

  • Robert Trentham , Ph.D.

    Position: Professor of Biology and NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3253

    Campus Box: 71890

    Email: btrentham@cn.edu

    Dr. Trentham, a 1984 graduate of Carson-Newman, earned his M.S. degree in biology at Tennessee Tech, and the Ph.D. in plant sciences from the University of Tennessee. He is a former Carson-Newman athlete and an outstanding scholar and professor ( You haven’t really walked in a forest until you walk with Bob and listen as he discusses flora and fauna).

    Bob joined the Carson-Newman faculty in 1989. Wife, Kim, and son, Heath, are Carson-Newman graduates, while daughter, Shannon, is a sophomore at C-N. 

    Each college is required by the NCAA bylaws to have a Faculty Athletics Representative.  Dr. Trentham was appointed to this position this Fall.

  • Matt Wilkerson

    Position: Assistant Professor of Biology

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3255

    After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology at Carson-Newman, Matt pursued a variety of jobs, including being a Church Youth Director and owning a Bike Shop!  He also competed a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tennessee.  When a position came open in the Biology Department, Matt decided to apply and we were lucky enough to be able to add him to our staff!  Matt was named Outstanding Student Advisor last year, evidence of how much our students appreciate and respect his advice.

  • Stephen Wright , Ph.D.

    Position: Professor of Biology & Chemistry

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3562

    Campus Box: 72037

    Email: swright@cn.edu

    Office: DSC 113E
    BS - Biology, University of Charleston
    MS - Biochemistry West Virginia University
    PhD - Biochemistry, Wake Forest University

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