Health Sciences - Faculty


Melissa Clauson

Associate Professor of Biology

Melissa Clauson

Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center - Room 216
Phone: 270-384-8229
E-mail: clausonm@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.S., Morehead State University
B.S., Morehead State University

I came to Lindsey in 2001. It has always been my desire to teach at a small school. I truly enjoy the one on one interactions with students and really getting to know my students. I am originally from Morehead, KY and I grew up the daughter of a geology professor. I have spent most of my life in a college science building.

My main interests outside the classroom are spending time with my husband and two children, Lilly and Sam. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and shopping.

My goal in the classroom is to try to convey the wonders of the complexity of cells and genetics!! How cells do all they do and do it so well is just amazing! I hope to stimulate student's interests through discussions within the classroom and the lab. Currently, several students have been participating in an independent research project trying to identify genes involved mRNA splicing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae or Baker's yeast.


Tabitha Ellis

Instructor

Tabitha Ellis

Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center - Room 220
Phone: 270-384-8195
E-mail: ellist@lindsey.edu

M.S., Western Kentucky University
B.S., Western Kentucky University

I came to LWC in 2007 after working several years in pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing quality control and management. Also, while working for "corporate America" I taught part-time at the University of Cincinnati and Somerset Community College.

Many reasons drew me to LWC, the top 3 include: 1.) the familial, close-knit setting 2.) the determination to help every student 3.) the support from co-workers, we work as a unit.

A few of my interests include church, family, friends, and traveling (I have many others). I am very active in my church (Sunday school & VBS teacher & Women's Ministries) to name a few. I spend a lot of time with my family and friends. I am very close to my family-they are very important to me. I have a large family and we fellowship at every opportunity. My friends are close to me and we enjoy spending time together. I have traveled quite a bit and truly enjoy the experiences. I look forward to traveling more.

My classroom is set-up for students to learn the content, as well as, learn more about themselves. I encourage and welcome class discussions/participation. It is my goal for each student to gain knowledge and expand on their dreams and goals. I particularly enjoy seeing how my students have grown over the semester/year; this is very rewarding for me. Here at LWC it's every student, every day.

Special studies:
Parasitology, Immunology, and Toxicology.
The effects of lead acetate on host susceptibility to Trypanosoma cruzi.


Michael Bosela

Assistant Professor of Biology

Michael Bosela

Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center - Room 205
Phone: 270-384-8192
E-mail: boselam@lindsey.edu



Ph.D., North Dakota State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.A., Oberlin College


Brian Hilker

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Brian Hilker

Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center - Room 313
Phone: 270-384-7347
E-mail: hilkerb@lindsey.edu
Laura Nissley

Assistant Professor of Biology

Laura Nissley

Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center
Phone: 270-384-8229
E-mail: nissleyl@lindsey.edu
Kalvin Gregory

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Kalvin Gregory

Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center - Room 330
Phone: 270-384-7462
E-mail: gregoryk@lindsey.edu