Faculty Research

Faculty Research Initiatives

Our faculty members are active researchers in many areas, from scientific laboratory work to behavioral studies. If you are interested in participating in any of our ongoing research projects and have already reviewed our faculty interests, feel free to contact us!

CERE Instructor John F. Stolz, Ph.D.
Director and Professor
Specializing in environmental microbiology, particularly the physiology and biochemistry of bacteria that respire oxyanions of nitrogen, arsenic and selenium, and the microbial sedimentation and lithification of modern marine carbonate stromatolites.
CERE Instructor Jan Janecka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - Biology
Genomics and conservation biology.

CERE Instructor Stanley J. Kabala, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Formerly the associate director of CERE, Dr. Kabala continues to teach courses as an adjunct professor while serving as a consultant for the 3RQ Water Quality Project through the West Virginia Water Research Institute.
CERE Instructor David Kahler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Research areas include water quality, water resources management and technology to enhance groundwater remediation.
CERE Instructor H.M. 'Skip' Kingston, Ph.D.

Professor - Chemistry
Fundamental research in separation science, chromatography, microwave energy application, instrument development, standard reference materials development and certification, analytical and environmental test method development, and laboratory automation including expert systems and robotics.

CERE Instructor

David Lampe, Ph.D.
Professor - Biology
Microbial control of insect transmitted diseases.

CERE Instructor Brady Porter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Biology
Molecular markers to study phylogenetic relationships, phylogeography, hybridization, conservation genetics, evolution of mating systems and alternate reproductive tactics (ARTs) in natural populations of fishes and other aquatic organisms.
CERE Instructor Kyle W. Selcer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Biology
Comparative endocrinology; investigating environmental toxicants that disrupt the endocrine system, the role of steroids in reproduction of reptiles and amphibians and new drugs for the treatment of estrogen-dependent breast cancer.
CERE Instructor Nancy Trun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Biology
Chromosome folding in bacteria and application-based service learning (ABSL) as an educational model.
CERE Instructor Sarah Woodley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Biology
Effects of Environmental Stressors on Amphibian Reproduction and Health; Neuroendocrinology of Chemical Communication.