History of the Department


Date

Event
1899 Northern Illinois State Normal School (NISTC) opened its doors.
1921 The Department of Biological Sciences was established.
1955 The expanded NISTC was renamed Northern Illinois State College (NISC).
1957 The expanded NISC was renamed Northern Illinois University (NIU).
1959 The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in which the Department of Biological Sciences is located, was established.
1969 The Department moved from Davis Hall (built in 1943) into Montgomery Hall (built in 1969).
1970 Dedication of Charles E. Montgomery Hall on Oct. 16, 1970.

Charles E. Montgomery
Charles E. Montgomery
19211952

George L. Terwilliger
George L. Terwilliger
19521965

Harvey Feyerherm
Harvey A. Feyerherm
1965196

James A. McCleary
James A. McCleary
19691978

 

Jerrold H. Zar
Jerrold H. Zar
1978 1984

Marvin J. Starzyk
Marvin J. Starzyk
1984-1995

Patricia S. Vary
Patricia S. Vary
19951999

J. Michael Parrish
J. Michael Parrish
1999-2006

Carl N. von Ende
Carl N. von Ende
2006-2009

Barrie P. Bode
Barrie P. Bode
2009present

 

Distinguished Research/Teaching Professors in the Department

Name Dates Research or Teaching
Ana Calvo 2014-2018 (Research)
Richard King 2011-2015 (Research)
Reed Scherer 2009-2013 (Research)
Dan Gebo 1998-2002 (Teaching)
J. Michael Parrish 2002-2006 (Research)
Rangaswamy "Nathan" Meganathan 2002-2006 (Research)
Peter Meserve 1999-2003 (Research)
Daniel Gebo 1998-2002 (Research)
Jozef Bujarski 1997-2001 (Research)
Laszlo Hanzely 1993-1997 (Teaching)
Patricia S. Vary 1991-1995 (Research)
John L.A. Mitchell 1987-1991 (Research)
Arnold E. Hampel 1982-1986 (Research)

Contact Us

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