Stephen F. Austin State University

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology is located in the E. L. Miller Science building room 101 of the Stephen F. Austin State University campus in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Administrative Assistant
Laura Anderson


Miller Science Building

Current News and Updates

November 2017

27 November Classes Resume from Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2017

1 December Guest Lecture: "Evolution and Ecology Interact to Promote Diversity Within Populations: Fitness Consequences of Different Life History Strategies in a Polymorphic Salamander" presented by Alycia Lackey in Miller Science Building Room 139 from 12p.m.-1p.m. Alycia Lackey studies and teaches evolutionary and behavioral ecology at Binghamton University. Visit Dr. Lackey's webpage HERE to learn more about her research.

11 December Final Examinations

16 December Commencement

January 2018

12 January Faculty Available for Advising (1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.)

15 January Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday for Students and Faculty

16 January Classes Begin

31 January Twelfth Class Day

February 2018

12 February Darwin Day at SFA. Guest Speaker: Barbara Forrest, Ph.D.; Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University. Title of presentation: "Why Academic Freedom Is a Fraud: The Threat to Science Education." The Darwin Day presentation will take place in the Kennedy Auditorium at 12:00p.m.

SFA Biology Students Awarded First-Place at Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting

Congratulations to two of our students for their recent accomplishments at the 120th annual meeting of the Texas Academy of Science. Each year, students are invited to submit grant proposals for their research projects; all submissions are evaluated by a committee composed of members of the Academy. At this year's conference banquet, both first-place prizes were awarded to SFA students.

Name: Taylor Black
Proposal Title: Do Gray Treefrogs (Hyla versicolor) use yellow leg patches for visual communication?
Award: Texas Academy of Science Student Research Award. First place award for Undergraduate students
Research co-advisors: Matt Kwiatkowski and Jenny Gumm

Name: Chelsey Price
Proposal Title: Visual ecology of a North American cyprinid
Award: Texas Academy of Science Student Research Award. First place award for Masters' students
Research advisor: Jenny Gumm

Congratulations to these students and their research mentors.