Meet the Faculty

The faculty of the Natural Sciences Department teach the Biology-Health Sciences and Environmental Sciences Programs, as well as "service" courses that are needed for many other degree programs at Oregon Tech.

Seth Anthony

Seth Anthony, Assistant Professor


I teach chemistry for engineering students at Oregon Tech.

Matt Beekman

Matt Beekman, Assistant Professor


I teach physics for students in a variety of majors, including engineers, biologists, and health science professionals. My interests include experimental materials physics and chemistry, in particular the development of new materials and technologies for solid state energy conversion applications.

Brad Burda

Brad Burda, Professor, Provost/VP Acad Affairs


Mr. Burda is now serving Oregon Tech as Provost, but he'll always be an Oregon Tech physics professor at heart.

Dr. Kerry Byrne

Dr. Kerry Byrne, Assistant Professor

OfficeDOW 205

I teach courses in Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science to students in the Health Sciences and Environmental Sciences programs. I enjoy advising student research projects and teaching field-based courses-the Klamath Basin is a great natural laboratory!

Dr. Burt Clark

Dr. Burt Clark, Professor, Biology-Health Sciences Program Director


I enjoy teaching medical microbiology, immunology and molecular biology as well as advising students in the premedical professions and health science majors. I'm involved with student visits and assessing the Biology-Health Sciences curriculum and program each term.

Dr. Michael L. Hughes

Dr. Michael L. Hughes, Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences Program Director


I teach physical geography and environmental sciences with emphases in geomorphology and aquatic ecosystems. I particularly enjoy teaching field-based courses and advising students on capstone research projects.

Dr. Jherime Kellermann

Dr. Jherime Kellermann, Assistant Professor & Crater Lake Science Coordinator

OfficeDOW 203

I have a unique joint position as assistant professor of Biological Resources at Oregon Tech and Science Coordinator at the Crater Lake National Park Science and Learning Center. At Oregon Tech, I teach courses in biology and wildlife ecology. I am especially interested in student projects in wildlife, habitat ecology, and issues related to wildlife management and conservation.

Dr. Hui-Yun Li

Dr. Hui-Yun Li, Professor


I teach Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biopsychology, and Introduction to Neuroscience. I am on sabbatical leave Fall 2013-Winter 2014.

Rose McClure

Rose McClure, Associate Professor


I teach elementary chemistry, anatomy & physiology, and clinical laboratory science courses. I am the advising coordinator for the Biology and Health Sciences programs, and I advise students in the pre-Clinical Laboratory Science and Paramedic programs.

Dr. Tanya McVay

Dr. Tanya McVay, Professor


I teach Anatomy & Physiology, as well as courses in the Vascular Technology program.

Dr. Molly O'Shaughnessy

Dr. Molly O'Shaughnessy, Professor


I teach Anatomy & Physiology for students in the Biology and Health Sciences majors, as well as pathophysiology. Before I came to Oregon Tech I was a practicing veterinarian.

Greg Pak

Greg Pak, Assistant Professor


I teach Anatomy & Physiology as well as Medical Terminology.

Lloyd "Smitty" Parratt, Assistant Professor

Lloyd "Smitty" Parratt, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor

OfficeDOW 223

I teach introductory courses in biology and environmental science, as well as tai chi, relaxation and flexibility, and wilderness activity courses.

Dr. John Ritter

Dr. John Ritter, Professor


I am a member of the Geomatics department, but I also teach and advise students in the Environmental Sciences program.

Vira Schechtel

Vira Schechtel, Professor


I teach general chemistry for engineering and biology students. I am the faculty advisor to Oregon Tech's International Student Club.

Dr. Maureen Sevigny

Dr. Maureen Sevigny, Distance Ed Program Director


I teach mainly management classes, but I am also part of the Environmental Sciences program.

Dr. Ron Swisher

Dr. Ron Swisher, Professor


I teach elementary chemistry for pre-nursing, pre-dental hygiene and other students, as well as classes in nutrition and clinical pharmacology.

Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor, Assistant Professor

OfficeWilsonville - Room 4

I teach physics in Wilsonville.

Dr. Ken Usher

Dr. Ken Usher, Professor, Department Chair

Christy VanRooyen

Christy VanRooyen


I teach elementary chemistry.

Dr. Robyn Wilde

Dr. Robyn Wilde, Associate Professor


I teach physics to a wide range of students, including biology students.

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