Faculty and Staff

Meet our faculty, instructors and staff

The faculty and staff of the biology department are a dedicated, enthusiastic and highly published group of people who are extremely passionate about what we do. We're learners with diverse knowledge of the different aspects of biology, and we pass our knowledge on through engaging teaching and research.

Faculty

  • A photo of Dr. Christopher Barney

    Dr. Christopher Barney

    Biology DepartmentThe T. Eliot Weier Professor of Biology

    Work616.395.7710

    barney@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 2019 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

  • Dr. Aaron Best

    Biology DepartmentHarrison C. and Mary L. Visscher Professor of Genetics

    Work616.395.7376

    best@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 3015 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

  • A photo of Dr. Maria Burnatowska-Hledin

    Dr. Maria Burnatowska-Hledin

    Biology DepartmentThe Frederich Garrett & Helen Floor Dekker Professor of Biomedicine & Chemistry

    Work616.395.7764

    hledin@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 3013 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

  • Dr. Susan Fraley

    Biology DepartmentLecturer in Biology

    Work616.395.7720

    fraleys@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3698

  • A photo of Dr. Eldon Greij

    Dr. Eldon Greij

    Biology DepartmentAssociate Professorgreije@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 2031 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

  • A photo of Dr. Benjamin Kopek

    Dr. Benjamin Kopek

    Biology DepartmentAssistant Professor of Biology

    Work616.395.7713

    kopek@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center Room 2029A 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3698

  • A photo of Dr. Jianhua Li

    Dr. Jianhua Li

    Biology DepartmentAssociate Professor of Biology and Department Chair

    Work616.395.7460

    li@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center Room 3017 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

  • A photo of Dr. Greg Murray

    Dr. Greg Murray

    Biology DepartmentProfessor of Biology

    Work616.395.7716

    gmurray@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 2025 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

Staff

  • A photo of Anna Bonnema

    Anna Bonnema

    Biology DepartmentDirector of FACES

    Work616.395.7312

    bonnema@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 3063 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

  • Sarah Brokus

    Biology DepartmentDay1:Watershed Chemistry Lab Director

    Work616.395.6875

    brokus@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 2104 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3698

  • A photo of Lori Hertel

    Lori Hertel

    Biology DepartmentDirector of Biology Laboratories

    Work616.395.7722

    hertel@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 2015 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423-3605

  • Kimberly Lane

    Biology Department

    Work616.395.7722

    lane@hope.edu

    A. Paul Schaap Science Center 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423

  • A photo of Chelsea Payne

    Chelsea Payne

    Biology DepartmentDay1 Research Lab Director

    Work616.395.6828

    payne@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 3049 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423

  • Randy Wade

    Biology DepartmentDay1:Watershed Research Associate

    Work616.395.6875

    wade@hope.edu

    Schaap Science Center 2104 35 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423