Adam Chupp
Adam Chupp
Assistant Professor


B.S.  2002 – Wildlife Biology, Ohio University

M.S.  2005 – Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ph.D.  2015 – Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University

Research Interests

Population and Community Ecology

For more details go to his research page (




Life Science I (BLY 101)

Life Science I examines the basic principles of biological phenomena. Cell structure, cell function, and cell division will be examined.   Additional topics covered will include heredity and evolution.  At the end of the semester, morphology of protists, bacteria, and viruses will be examined.

General Biology I (BLY 121)

This is the first in a two-semester series of an introduction to biological principles. It is designed to meet the needs of students majoring in biology and/or other scientific disciplines (e.g., medical professionals, engineers, educators, etc.). Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of living systems, including the molecular constituents of cells, cell structure, metabolism, genetics, evolution and aspects of classification.

Plant-Animal Interactions (BLY 490)

This course focuses on the role of plant-animal interactions in the evolution of biodiversity. Topics include the fossil record of plant-animal interactions, herbivory by insects and vertebrates, seed predation, pollination and seed dispersal by animals, ant-plant interactions, trophic cascades, and emerging areas of study with a focus on the pivotal role of plant-animal interactions in conservation biology. This course is intended for upper-level undergraduate students.