Who is my advisor?
Declared Biology majors:
You have an assigned faculty advisor. To find out which faculty member serves as your advisor, check the information found in the Student Services Center on MaineStreet. You should see an Advisor listed on the right side of the Student Center tab. If you don't see an advisor's name listed, please contact Ann Perry (780.4260; aperry "at" usm.maine.edu).
We encourage you to seek out any Biology faculty member for advice on coursework and careers.
If you are not a declared Biology major, we'd like to talk to you! Please contact one of the following people for answers to your questions:
Interested in Molecular Biology? Contact Dr. Lisa Moore (780.4261; lmoore "at" usm.maine.edu)
Interested in General Biology or Ecology? Contact Dr. Terry Theodose (780.4074; theodose "at" usm.maine.edu)
Interested in the Health Professions? Contact Jeff Walker (228.8166; walker "at" maine.edu)
Interested in General Biology or Biotechnology? Contact Dr. Dave Champlin (228.8349; champlin "at" usm.maine.edu)
How do I find my advisor?
You can find a list of all Biology faculty here. To locate information about individual faculty, including their office location, telephone number, and email address, click on the faculty member's name.
Please remember that faculty keep very busy schedules, and they may not be in their offices during university breaks, including semester break and summer. Plan accordingly when you try to schedule an advising appointment.
If you have trouble reaching your advisor, contact the Administrative Assistant, Ann Perry (780.4260, aperry "at" usm.maine.edu), or the Department Chair, Dr. Lisa Moore (780.4261, lmoore "at" usm.maine.edu).
When should I meet with my advisor?
All Biology students must meet with their advisors during pre-registration. At that time, you should be prepared to discuss your upcoming semester's schedule, including course selection, and you will receive a PIN that allows you to register in MaineStreet. You can find more information about preparing for pre-registration advising here.
You should feel free to meet with your advisor any time during the year to discuss career options, general education requirements, major requirements, as well as any problems you may experience in your current classes.
What if I want to change advisors?
We try to match students with advisors based on areas of interest. Sometimes your career plans change, and you may decide you want to switch advisors. Other times, you may decide that you prefer to work with a different advisor. To change advisors at any time, for any reason, please see Ann Perry (780.4260, aperry "at" usm.maine.edu) in the Biology Department office, 105 Science.
Where can I find more information about Advising issues?
Now accepting applications for part-time faculty for next academic year (Fall 2013 and Spring 2013)
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern Maine seeks part-time science faculty applicants to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology lectures, Pathophysiology lecture, and Animal Physiology lab courses for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. Doctorate in Biology or related field required. Prior teaching experience strongly favored. Please submit a cover letter describing your areas of expertise and past experience, vita and list of three references. Submit materials to the following contact: Lisa Moore, Department of Biological Sciences, 96 Falmouth St., Portland ME 04103, or firstname.lastname@example.org. USM is an EEO/AA employer committed to diversity, quality and reasonable accommodation.
Application review process begins May 6th until positions are filled.