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Dan AdsmondDaniel Adsmond

Professor
Physical Sciences

Office Phone - (231) 591-5867

Email - adsmondd@ferris.edu

Adsmond is a professor of Organic Chemistry. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where he also carried out post-doctoral research on sulfa drugs in the Pharmaceutics department. He primarily teaches courses in Organic Chemistry. Adsmond's ongoing research focuses on the area of molecular recognition and on how and why certain molecules recognize and actively bind to together.


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Robert FriarRobert Friar
Professor
Biology

Office Phone - (231) 591-2542

Email - friarr@ferris.edu

Friar holds a Ph.D. in Physiology with emphases in endocrinology, reproductive physiology, and neurophysiology and minors in biochemistry and pharmacology from Purdue University. He teaches courses in Human Physiology and Anatomy, and Human Sexuality. Friar is a member of several professional organizations and serves on a variety of committees.

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James Hoerter
Professor
Biology

Office Phone - (231) 591-2563

Email - hoerterj@ferris.edu

Hoerter received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Pennsylvania State University in 1974. He came to Ferris in 1993 as Biological Sciences Department head and after 13 years, he was elected to return to full-time teaching and research in 2006.

Hoerter received a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Ireland in 2008 to conduct research on skin stem cells at Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland.

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Bill KillianBill Killian

Professor
Physical Sciences

Office Phone - (231) 591-2590

Email - killianw@ferris.edu 

A native of Chicago, Ill., Killian is employed as a professor in the physical sciences department at Ferris State. Killian works as a teacher of both General Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry courses and serves as coordinator of the Industrial Chemistry Technology program.

Killian has worked at Ferris since 1987.

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Joseph Lipar

Joseph Lipar
Department Head
Biology

Office Phone - (231) 591-2660

Email - liparj1@ferris.edu

Lipar is an associate professor of Biology and director of the Card Wildlife Education Center. He has a primary expertise in animals, but mostly enjoys birds. He is coordinator of Biology as well.

Lipar has taught at Indiana University and received the Teaching Excellence Recognition Award in 1999.

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Gary Rodabaugh

Gary Rodabaugh
Professor
Biology

Office Phone - (231) 591-2308

Email - rodabaug@ferris.edu 

Rodabaugh's field of expertise includes serving as a private consultant for environment health and safety, which includes indoor air quality, accident investigation, mold exposure, construction defects and other EHS subject matter. Rodabaugh also has served as a local, state, regional, national and international consultant/expert witness in environmental exposure cases. His primary qualification for testimony on mold and construction defects stems from his certification as a licensed builder in the state of Michigan, as well as being a Certified Hazardous Material Manager at the master level.

Rodabaugh has acted as a consulting expert for approximately 20 fuel oil spills in Ontario, Canada, and conducted air quality/exposure investigations for the Caribbean island nation of Antigua.

The following Web site provides more information about his work- www.eeas.us.

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Karen Strasser

Karen Strasser
Interim Dean
College of Arts and Sciences

Office Phone - (231) 591-2550

E-mail - karenstrasser@ferris.edu

Strasser's expertise is in marine biology, development and ecology. She has conducted research on the systematics and biogeography of decapod crustaceans. As part of that, Dr. Strasser did comparative studies of larval development (including observations on morphology, number and duration of the larval stages) to infer phylogenetic associations. She also did comparative morphology.

Strasser has researched larval ecology and its effects on development, dispersal, settlement, recruitment and behavior of marine invertebrate larvae (particularly with decapod crustaceans). As part of that research, she focused on environmental factors such as temperature, salinity and light.

Strasser also focused on human impacts such as pollutants, pesticides, fertilizers and biological factors such as conspecifics, competitors, predators, tannins and other species associated with the adult habitat.

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James P. Scott

James P. Scott
Professor
Biology/Campus Veterinarian

Office Phone - (231) 591-2620

Email - JamesScott@ferris.edu

James P. Scott teaches courses in Human Pathophysiology, Forensic Physiology and Anatomy I, Human Physiology and Anatomy II, Human Anatomy and Physiology I, Human Anatomy II and General Pathology for Optometry.


His expertise includes canine, feline, reptile and avian internal medicine and surgery, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Histology, Pathology and Pathophysiology.

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