Retired and Emeritus Faculty

We current faculty members are sincerely grateful for the years (often decades) of service and leadership provided by those who are enjoying retirement.


Dr. Fred Singer
Years Taught at RU
: 1989-2013
Area of Teaching/Research: Behavioral & Community Ecology



Dr. Charles Kugler
Years Taught at RU
: 1979 - December 2005
Areas of Teaching: General Biology (majors and non-majors), Evolution, Entomology, interdisciplinary courses (General Biology for Nonmajors; Evolution and Creationism; guest lecturer in Peace Studies)
Areas of Research: Comparative morphology and evolution of the sting apparatus in ants; systematics, ecology and behavior of ants. List of publications

Dr. Pat Mikesell
Years Taught at RU
: Sept. 1966- Dec. 2002
Area of Teaching/Research: General Biology, Histology, Microtechniques, General Botany, Field Botany of the Vascular Plants and Regional Flora


Dr. Sam Zeakes
Years Taught at RU: 
Areas of Teaching: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Structure and Function, Human Parasitology, Principles of Biology
Areas of Research: Coccidial parasites of avian species. Cooperated with USDA Parasitology Research Center (Beltsville, MD), relative to some of this avian research. Directed students in parasitology-research investigations and cadaver dissections in Anatomy & Physiology.


Dr. Charles Neal
Years Taught at RU
: 1976-2005
Area of Teaching/Research: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Comparative Animal Physiology

Dr. Dave Moore
Years Taught at RU
: 1963-1968, 1972-1989 (occasionally); 1990-1996 
Other Positions at RU: Dean, School of Natural Sciences 1969-1971; Vice President for Academic Affairs 1972-1989; Selu Conservancy 1996-2006.
Area of Teaching/Research: General Biology, Ecology, Ornithology

Dr. Judy Niehaus
Years Taught
: Through Dec. 2013
Area of Teaching/Research: Cell Biology

Dr. Charlene Lutes
Years Taught: Through 1996
Other Positions at RU: Chair, Biology Department Chair;  Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Area of Teaching/Research: Genetics
Dr. Lutes also endowed a scholarship, which several biology majors have received.

Dr. Mary Roberts
Years Taught: 1980-2006
Area of Teaching/Research: Microbiology, Immunology

Dr. Sally Dennis
Years Taught: 1986(?)-2006
Area of Teaching/Research: Environmental Biology, Pollution Biology