Full-time Faculty

  • Painting of a Kingfisher, by Unknown

    Alexis Ackerman, Ph.D.

    Professor

    AckermA@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2387

    Professor Ackerman teaches Introduction to Ornithology (Biology 332) and Animal Biology (Biology 422).

  • Palwasha Arya, M.S.

    Palwasha Arya, M.S.

    Professor

    AryaP@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2470

    Professor Arya teaches Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 100), Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 430), and Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 431).

  • Electron Micrograph

    Karen Carberry-Goh, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Professor

    CarberK@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2656

    Professor Carberry-Goh teaches The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health (Biology 342) and Microbiology (Biology 440).

  • Lego Minifig Anatomy

    Paul deGennaro, Ph.D.

    Professor

    DegennP@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2580

    Professor deGennaro teaches Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 100), Science Skills and Applications (Biology 290), Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 430), and Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 431).

  • Male chest Anatomy

    Andrea Greenwell, M.S.

    Professor

    GreenwA@scc.losrios.edu
    915-558-2208

    Professor Greenwell teaches Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 100), Cell and Molecular Biology (Biology 402), Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 430), and Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 431).

  • Gina Holland, Ph.D.

    Gina Holland, Ph.D.

    Professor

    HollanG@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2389

    Professor Holland teaches TheNew Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health (Biology 342) and Microbiology (Biology 440).

  • Stephen James

    Stephen C. James, M.S.

    Professor

    JamesS@scc.losrios.edu
    916-650-2776

    Professor James teaches Natural History (Biology 305), Environmental Biology (Biology 350), Environmental Regulations (Biology 360), Field Methods in Ecology (Biology 362), Marine Biology (Biology 370), and Natural History Field Study: Baja California (Biology Field Studies 312). In Fall 2017, Steve will be teaching with the Los Rios Community College District’s Study Abroad Program in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Denise M. Johnson, M.S.

    Denise M. Johnson, M.S.

    Professor

    JohnsoDM@scc.losrios.edu
    916-650-2707

    Professor Johnson is our current Department Chair and teaches Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 100), Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 430), and Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 431).

  • Virginia Meyer, Ph.D.

    Virginia Meyer, Ph.D.

    Professor

    MeyerV@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2115

    Professor Meyer teaches Natural History (Biology 305), Field Botany (Biology 320), Advanced Field Botany (Biology 321) The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health (Biology 342), Field Methods in Ecology (Biology 362), Natural History Field Study: Sierra Nevada Plants (Biology Field Studies 350), and Microbiology (Biology 440).

  • illustration of Archeopteryx

    Kenneth Naganuma, Ph.D.

    Professor

    NaganuK@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2270

    Professor Naganuma teaches Dinosaurs and the Science of Life (Biology 314 and 315), Cell and Molecular Biology (402), and Animal Biology (Biology 422).

  • Morels

    Robin Roffey, Ph.D.

    Professor

    RoffeyR@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2373

    Professor Roffey teaches Contemporary Biology (Biology 308 and 309), Cell and Molecular Biology (Biology 402), and Plant Biology (Biology 412).

  • Jaime Sarte, M.S.

    Jaime Sarte, M.S.

    Professor

    SarteJ@scc.losrios.edu
    916-650-2716

    Professor Sarte teaches Introduction to Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 100), Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 430), Anatomy and Physiology (Biology 431), and Pathology: The Study of Disease (Biology 434).

  • Lisa L. Serafini, M.S.

    Lisa L. Serafini, M.S.

    Professor

    SerafiL@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2388

    Professor Serafini teaches Natural History (Biology 305), Field Botany (Biology 320), Advanced Field Botany (Biology 321), Ethnobotany (Biology 326 and 327), , Cell and Molecular Biology (Biology 402), Plant Biology (Biology 412), and Natural History Field Study: Sierra Nevada Plants (Biology Field Studies 350).

  • David Wyatt, M.S.

    David Wyatt, M.S.

    Professor

    WyattD@scc.losrios.edu
    916-558-2406

    Professor Wyatt teaches Natural History (Biology 305), Introduction to Entomology (Biology 330), Environmental Biology (Biology 350), Environmental Regulations (Biology 360), Field Methods in Ecology (Biology 362), Restoration Ecology (Biology 364), Natural History Field Studies: Mojave Desert (Biology Field Studies 310), Natural History Field Study: Advanced Study of the Mojave Desert (Biology Field Studies 311),  Natural History Field Study: Baja California (Biology Field Studies 312), Natural History Field Study: Sutter Buttes (Biology Field Studies 324), Independent Studies in Field Biology (Biology Field Studies 495), and Work Experience in Biology (Biology 498).