Mullin Appointed Organic Sciences Division Chair
JONESBORO – Stephen J. Mullin is becoming a member of the Arkansas State College school because the chair of the Division of Organic Sciences, Dean of Science and Arithmetic Lynn Boyd introduced this week.
Presently the chair of the division of biology at Stephen F. Austin College (SFA) in Texas, Mullin begins with A-State in his new place July 1, pending normal Board of Trustee approvals.
“We’re very enthusiastic about Dr. Mullin’s arrival, and I’m assured that his management will assist the division proceed to supply top quality academic experiences for our college students and obtain even better success in analysis,” Boyd stated. “Not solely is Organic Sciences one in every of our largest departments on campus with 27 school and round 600 undergraduate majors, it is usually a essential a part of the pre-professional packages and important to coaching college students for our medical and analysis fields.”
Receiving his undergraduate diploma on the College of California in 1989, Mullin earned his grasp’s on the College of South Florida earlier than finishing his Ph.D. on the College of Memphis. Since 2015, he has served as a professor and the chair of the division of biology at SFA. He spent the primary yr of his tutorial profession on the College of Central Arkansas earlier than transferring to Japanese Illinois College in 1999, throughout which era he served for one yr because the interim affiliate chair of organic sciences.
Mullin’s analysis experience is in areas of behavioral and group ecology, with explicit curiosity in predator-prey relationships that target both reptile or amphibian species, particularly snakes. He additionally serves on the Government Council of the Herpetologists’ League, the oldest skilled scientific society in North America that focuses solely on the biology of amphibians and reptiles.
“His experience win poor health each complement and broaden on our analysis capabilities within the areas of wildlife and behavioral ecology research,” Boyd added.
Together with Mullin’s rent, Boyd can also be finishing a cluster rent within the space of illness in nature, a topic that has dominated the worldwide science information this yr.
“That is an thrilling time for our school and our college,” Boyd stated. “Together with the present researchers and our glorious amenities right here within the Lab Science buildings and at Arkansas Biosciences Institute, we’re trying ahead to what Dr. Mullin’s management can do for our division.”
Dr. Mullin has ongoing collaborations with companies just like the U.S. Forest Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Division to evaluate modifications in demographic patterns of snake populations. His analysis group has additionally accomplished research that target mitigating road-based snake mortality.
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