The faculty who teach, advise, and mentor biology students come mainly from KU's two biology departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Molecular Biosciences, as well as from the Undergraduate Biology Program.
One major benefit of being a KU biology student is that not only are our faculty excellent educators but they also are engaged and active in their respective fields. We encourage you to peruse web sites of faculty in both the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Molecular Biosciences to learn about their cutting-edge research programs.
Below are teaching faculty associated with Undergraduate Biology who contribute to the fundamental freshman Biology courses.
Dr. Gonzalez is a broadly trained evolutionary biologist. He uses student-centered teaching and learning approaches to provide transformative experiences to undergraduate students. These include merging arts and sciences, experiential-based learning, discovery-based experiences, integrating learning technologies, near-peer teaching, and a humanistic approach.
Undergraduate students from different backgrounds are heavily involved in Dr. Gonzalez’s research, which focuses on comparative morphology, behavioral ecology, plant-pollinator interactions, and ethnobiology. More information
Dr. Gonzalez also participates actively in a number of synergistic activities that involve government and non-government organizations to educate the public and to assess biodiversity and ecosystem services.