Affiliate Faculty


Brian Atkinson
  • Curator-in-Charge, Paleobotany Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • Assistant Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

K. Christopher Beard
  • Senior Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • Foundation Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Jocelyn Colella
  • Assistant Curator, Mammals Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • Robert W. and Geraldine Wilson Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Michael S. Engel
  • Senior Curator, Entomology Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Rich Glor
  • Associate Curator, Herpetology Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Bruce Lieberman
  • Senior Curator, Invertebrate Paleontology Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Town Peterson
  • Senior Curator, Ornithology Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Kapila Silva
  • Professor, School of Architecture & Design
  • Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, School of Architecture & Design

Jorge Soberón
  • Director, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • Senior Scientist, Biodiversity Modeling & Policy, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum

Celka Straughn
  • Deputy Director for Public Practice, Curatorial and Research, Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs, Spencer Museum of Art