Erin Quinlan

Instructor of Biology

Durham

Joined NCSSM in August 2016

I grew up in Indiana and my favorite pastimes were riding horses and catching frogs the local streams. My graduate research experiences introduced me to large rivers, estuaries, and coastal aquatic resources and focused on eutrophication, nutrient loading, harmful algae blooms, and other contaminants. My research position at the USEPA focused on the impacts of pharmaceuticals on the environment, specifically freshwater streams. Recently, I initiated a research program at a small college to study the biodiversity of urban amphibians. This study is also investigating potential changes in mating behavior, specifically mating calls, in response to environmental contaminants. I am very excited to be teaching at NCSSM. My teaching experience has included several biology courses: General Biology, Ecology, Limnology, Zoology, Fish Biology, and Human Biology for non-majors at the college-level. I have also been a guest lecturer for several K-12 outreach programs. I love teaching, interacting, and conducting scientific research with students. My goal is that my enthusiasm for biology spills over to the students in my classes. I still enjoy riding horses and now get to share my love of science and horses with my young daughter.

BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Purdue University
MS, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida
PhD, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida

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Michele Alexandre

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Megan Alvord ’10

Instructor of Physics

Timothy Anglin

Instructor of Chemistry

Seth Anthony

Instructor of Chemistry

Tylisha Baber

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Deann Barger

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Jonathan Bennett

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Adam Benoit

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Jacob Brown

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Kim Browning

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Michael Bruno

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Michael Cargill

Instructor of Biology

Christopher Collins

Instructor of Science

Kat Cooper

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Jianbei Deng

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Mauricio Escobar

Instructor of Physics

Michael Falvo

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Bob Gotwals

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Tandy Grubbs

Instructor of Chemistry

Shalane Hairston

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James Happer

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Nina Kornegay

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Antonio Lopez

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Cristel Miller

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Kimberly Monahan

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Charlie Payne

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Amy Sheck

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Kyle Slinker

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Lindsay Smith

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Darrell Spells

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Gabriela Stefan

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Isaac Stewart

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Lindsey Taylor

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Katherine Unruhe

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Lauren Wagner ’03

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Jenny Wang

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Sam Wheeler

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Jennifer Williams

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