Department Chair
Mary M. Niblock
Associate Professor of Biology (2007).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1221
(717) 245-1292
Contributing Faculty
Teresa A. Barber
(on sabbatical Fall 2015)
Associate Professor of Psychology (1993).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1223
(717) 245-1641 |
B.A., California State University at Fresno, 1979; M.A. University of California at Berkeley, 1984; Ph.D., 1987.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2006-07; Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2007-08.

She is a behavioral neuroscientist, teaching classes that examine the relationship between the nervous system and behavior, including neuropsychology, the study of damaged brains and impaired behavior. Her research focuses on the biological changes induced in the nervous system by learning.
R. David Crouch, Jr.
Professor of Chemistry (1994).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 2227
(717) 245-1351 |
B.A., Duke University, 1978; M.S., Shippensburg University, 1985; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1988; Ph.D., 1991.

His research interests lie in the development and application of new organic synthetic methodology. Current work is focused on the development of a new alpha adrenergic agonist and continued investigations of new methods for selectively deprotecting silyl ethers. Another area of interest is the development of new organic chemistry exercises on the microscale and using microwave technology.
Mary M. Niblock
Associate Professor of Biology (2007).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1221
(717) 245-1292 |
B.A., University of Richmond, 1992; Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1998.

Jonathan W. Page
(on leave of absence 2015-16)
Assistant Professor of Psychology (2009).
Rector North Room 2301
(717) 245-1974 |
B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University, 1991; M.A., University of Nevada, 2002; Ph.D., 2004.

Jon received his Masters and PhD degrees in experimental psychology in the cognitive and brain sciences program at the University of Nevada in 2004. He spent the next five years as assistant professor of psychology at Minnesota State University before coming to Dickinson. His research area is in cognitive neuroscience where he attempts to link specific brain functioning to higher-order cognitive tasks such as visual discrimination, multi-tasking, and imagination. Recently, he has focused more on how these processes may differ under stressful situations.
Anthony Pires
Associate Professor of Biology (1993).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1225
(717) 245-1632 |
B.A., Harvard College, 1982; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1990.

He teaches courses in neurobiology, behavioral biology and invertebrate zoology. His research interests are in the neural control of developmental events, especially the regulation of settlement and metamorphosis in larvae of marine invertebrates.
Anthony S. Rauhut
Associate Professor of Psychology (2002).
B.A., St. Louis University, 1993; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1999.

Professor Rauhut's program of research involves using animal models to understand the behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms underlying the comorbidity of depression and drug dependence.
Charles F. Zwemer
Associate Professor of Biology (1995).
James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1217
(717) 245-1293 |
B.A., Hope College, 1987; Ph.D., Indiana University Medical Sciences Program, 1993; Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan Medical School, 1995.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1999-2000.

He teaches courses in physiology, microanatomy, and vertebrate biology. His research addresses issues of cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal function in normal and diseased states.