Staff

Illinois River Biological Station Directory

Director Jim Lamer James T. Lamer
Field Station Director
lamer@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
IRBS staff member April Burgett April M. Burgett
Business Manager
aprilb@illinois.edu
309-543-6000 ext. 221
IRBS staff member Jason DeBoer Jason A. DeBoer
Large River Fisheries Ecologist
jadeboer@illinois.edu
309-543-6000 ext. 225
Brandon S. Harris
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
bsharris@illinois.edu
217-300-8472
Toby Holda
Large River Fisheries Ecologist
holda2@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
Staff member Allie Lenaerts Allie W. Lenaerts
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
lenaerts@illinois.edu
Staff member Andrew Mathis Andrew T. Mathis
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
mathis5@illinois.edu
IRBS staff member Kris Maxson Kris A. Maxson
LTRM Fish Component Specialist
kmaxs87@illinois.edu
217-300-9931
Madison Myers
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
mrmyers2@illinois.edu
MJ Melissa Oubre
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
mjoubre@illinois.edu
Sara Sawicki Sara Sawicki
LTRM Water Quality Component Specialist
ssawicki@illinois.edu
217-244-9929
IRBS staff member Sam Schaick Sam Schaick
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
sschaick@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
IRBS staff member Levi Solomon Levi E. Solomon
LTRM Fish Component Specialist
soloml@illinois.edu
309-543-6000 ext. 227
Mike Spear Mike Spear
Postdoctoral Researcher
mspear2@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
Katherine Strailey  Katherine Strailey
Postdoctoral Researcher
ks26@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
Staff member Emily Szott Emily Szott
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
eas12@illinois.edu
IRBS staff member Andrya L. Whitten Andrya L. Whitten
Large River Fisheries Ecologist
awhitten@illinois.edu
217-300-4840
Staff member Andrew Wieland Andrew Wieland
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
awiel435@illinois.edu
IRBS staff member Jesse Williams Jesse Williams
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
jesse67@illilnois.edu
309-543-6000
Zachary Witzel Zachary Witzel
Aquatic Nuisance Species Specialist
zwitzel@illilnois.edu

Field & Lab Coordinator Technicians

Carly Capon and Devlon Sutton

Aquatic Field Technicians

Madison Davie, Mason Deja, James Haken, Sloan Hummel, Hannah Kilm, Kaitlyn Mathews, Gwen Miller, Caitlyn Napier, Lucas Pumfrey, Anthony Sample, Rory Schmidt, McKensie Vaske, Taryn Welker, and Hailey Wimberly.

Graduate Students

Please see our current graduate student and past graduate student pages for student and project information.


Alumni Staff

Past Permanent Staff-Large River Ecologists

Matt Altenritter, Alison Anderson, Rebekah Anderson, Charmayne Anderson, Jeffrey Arnold, K. Douglas Blodgett, Katie Bradshaw, Maria Brauer, Blake Bushman, Andy Casper, Thad Cook, Michelle Cripps, Andrea Fritts, Mark Fritts, Erin Genovese, Erik Harms, James Harvey, Collin Hinz, Kevin Irons, Todd Koel, Eli Lampo, Nathan Leadermen, Maria Lemke, Thomas Lerczak, Seth Love, Michael McClelland, Nerissa (Michaels) McClelland, Jeffrey Mensinger, Clint Morgeson, Angela Nealand, Barry Newman, Timothy M. O’Hara, Darren Osland, Mark Pegg, Susan Peitzmier-Romano, Rich Pendleton, Michael Perfetti, Tyler Punke, Paul Raibley, Dan R. Roth, Blake Ruebush, Gregory Sass, Cammy Smith, Michael Smith, Ted Snider, Claire Snyder, Richard Sparks, Andrew Spink, Steven Stenzel, Kip Stevenson, James Stoeckel, Ronald Taylor, Steve Tyszko, TD VanMiddlesworth, Scott Whitney, Stephanie Wickman, Richard Wright, and Ryan Young.

Past Hourly Staff-Aquatic Field Technicians

Aurora Alvarez, Matt Anchor, George Balto, Chad Bates, Logan Benedict, Bobby Black, Abby Blake-Bradshaw, Noelle Blank, Mikhail Blikshteyn, Nick Bloomfield, Christy Boggs, Taylor Bookout, Katie Bradshaw, Therin Bradshaw, Michael Bocchieri, Lucas Brown, Josh Bruegge, Anabelle Burgett, Savannah Burgett, Blake Bushman, Christopher Carlock, Levi Carlock, Lisa Corradin, Kirk Cowen, Philip Crabtree, Brian Cross, Blake Cwynar, Christian Daniels, John Davis, Maddie Davis, Jay Dexter, Liz Dix, Stacy Dobbs, Eric Dutlinger, Kimberly Elkin, John Ellis, Curt Elderkin, Julia Elmore, Katie Emme, Anthony Erickson, Joan Esarey, Brett Feger, Christopher Flinn, Amy France, Greg Fretueg, Alex Florian, Dustin Gallagher, Amy George, Chelsea Gilliland, Eric Gittinger, Melissa Goerlitz, Julia Golan, Nathan Grider, Jeremiah Haas, Kyle Hansen, David Hanson, Tanner Harris, Ryan Hastings, Amy Heberlein, Chad Heffern, Dennis Hewlitt, Eric Hine, Collin Hinz, Mark Hoeker, Megan Hoff, Toby Holda, Chase Holtman, Noah Hood, Eric Hopps, Kyle Hopps, Clint Horner, Jacob Huey, Matt Hunsaker, Karen Irons, Gavin Keefauver, Patrick Kennedy, Alicia Krause,  Ben Kreitner, Adam Kunkel, Dakota Kobler, Valerie Kuppeck, Matthew Laws, Garion Leamon, Danielle Lewis, Sarah Lindholm, Tad Locher, Kenny Lookingbill, Erica Lucas, Jessica Jockish, Aaron Johnson, Max Johnson, Paul Marick, Michelle McDermott, Jacob McQuaid, Olivea Mendenhall, Jeffrey Merrick, Cassidy Miles, Lindsay Miller, Rusty Miller, Fletcher Morgan, Clint Morgeson, Nicole Morris, Tyler Muller, Elizabeth Myers, Drew Negangard, Bret Novak, Brad Novak, Drew Olson, Jaylene Olson, Nathan Olson, Sam Pakkonen, Rendy Pearson, Kara Phelps, Denim Perry, Spencer Phillips, Daniel Pieper, Sally Pierce, Joshua Pierce, Thomas Plate, Heather Posluszny, Dalton Presswood, Marcus Prull, Marcus Cullerton, Christy Ragle, Tristan Ragle, Blake Ross, Per Rudstam, Megan Ryba, John Schoonover, Michael Schroder, Jennifer Schwab, Jacob Seidel, Alison Seiver, Patricia Silva, Maurice (Moe) Sisson, Ben Sherman, Allison Skaggs, Derek Smith, Hunter Smith, Melissa Smith, Lori Soeken, Paul Stafford, Jocelyn Stalker, Ashley Stanley, Andrew Stapfer, Mary Kay Stephens, Joshua Stevens, Benjamin Stoerger, Mitch Strode, Matthew Stroub, McKayla Susen, Mason Tennell, Jesse Thomas, Eric Thompson, Julia Thulander, Schuyler Todd, Emma Trone, Jake Veilleux, Jessica Vorse, Christopher Wagner, Michael Ward, Ryan Ward, David Weyers, Justin Widloe, Travis Wilcoxen, Andrew Wieland,  Matt Williams, Noah Willis, John Wisher, Lauren Wittman, Jared Woodcock, James Woodly, Madeleine Young, Andy Yung, Melissa Zeglen, and James Zweep.

Past Volunteers

Lindsey Anderson, Robert Atchison, Ancil Blodgett, Danni Cook, Joshua Cook, Elica Garcia, Joe Huggins, Mike Irons, Aaron Leifheit, Nick Leroy, Phillip Moran, Justin Morris, James Perfetti, Brian Ray, Brant Schister, Ruth Sparks, Tracie Trimpe, T.D. VanMiddlesworth, and Melissa Zeglen.