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, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

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

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

Ted Goebel
  • Professor, Anthropology
  • Spring 2024 office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., or by appointment

Araceli Masterson-Algar
  • Associate Professor, American Studies and Spanish & Portuguese
  • Latinx Studies Minor Coordinator, American Studies
  • Spring 2024 office hours: Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Town Peterson
  • Senior Curator, Ornithology Division, Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum
  • University Distinguished Professor, 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

Maya Stiller
  • Associate Professor, Korean Art & Visual Culture, History of Art
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, History of Art
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Celka Straughn
  • Deputy Director for Public Practice, Curatorial and Research, Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs, Spencer Museum of Art