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 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
Manisha Pant Manisha Pant
LTRM Macroinvertebrate Component Specialist
mpant2@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
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
Large River Fisheries Ecologist
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
Stefan Tucker Stefan R. Tucker
Large River Fisheries Ecologist
stucker@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
Shaley Valentine Shaley A. Valentine
Postdoctoral Researcher
shvalent@illinois.edu
309-543-6000
IRBS staff member Andrya L. Whitten Andrya L. Whitten Harris
Large River Fisheries Ecologist
awhitten@illinois.edu
217-300-4840
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 Technician Leads

Tovah Brooks, Kaleb Richardson, Olivia Salrin, and Nicole Welch.

Aquatic Field Technicians

Pranav Dange, Madison Davee, Julie Elmore,  Cody Hagloch, Max Johnson, Nick Kyle, Victor Lampe, Patrick Mills, John Moore, Abby Nordstrom, Megan Porter, Abby Roussin, Jodi Shook, Michael Small, Maddie Stockwell, Frankie Tomlinson, Mason Voshell,  Cameron Walker, and Michael Yager.

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, Patricia Antolak, Jeffrey Arnold, K. Douglas Blodgett, Katie Bradshaw, Maria Brauer, Blake Bushman, Andy Casper, Thad Cook, Michelle Cripps, Doyn Kellerhal, Andrea Fritts, Mark Fritts, Erin Genovese, Erik Harms, James Harvey, Collin Hinz, Kevin Irons, Todd Koel, Eli Lampo, Nathan Leadermen, Maria Lemke, Allison Lenaerts, 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, Andrew Wieland, Richard Wright, and Ryan Young.

Past Hourly Staff-Aquatic Field Technicians

Katie Abell, Aurora Alvarez, Matt Anchor, Ian Anderson, 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, Tanner Broadwell, Michael Bocchieri, Lucas Brown, Josh Bruegge, Anabelle Burgett, Savannah Burgett, Blake Bushman, Carly Capon, Christopher Carlock, Levi Carlock, Lisa Corradin, Kirk Cowen, Philip Crabtree, Brian Cross, Marcus Cullerton, Blake Cwynar, Christian Daniels, John Davis, Maddie Davis, Mason Deja, Jay Dexter, Liz Dix, Stacy Dobbs, Eric Dutlinger, Kimberly Elkin, John Ellis, Curt Elderkin, Katie Emme, Anthony Erickson, Joan Esarey, Brett Feger, Christopher Flinn, Amy France, Greg Fretueg, Alex Florian, Dustin Gallagher, Amy George, Chelsea Gilliland, Priya Gilman, Eric Gittinger, Melissa Goerlitz, Julia Golan, Nathan Grider, Jeremiah Haas, James Haken, Karissa Hannahs, Kyle Hansen, David Hanson, Tanner Harris, Ryan Hastings, Molly Haugen, 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, Sloan Hummel, Matt Hunsaker, Karen Irons, Jessica Jockish, Aaron Johnson, Max Johnson, Gavin Keefauver, Patrick Kennedy, Hannah Kilm, Alicia Krause, Ben Kreitner, Adam Kunkel, Dakota Kobler, Valerie Kuppeck, Victor Lampe, Matthew Laws, Garion Leamon, Danielle Lewis, Sarah Lindholm, Tad Locher, Kenny Lookingbill, Erica Lucas, Paul Marick, Kaitlyn Mathews, Michelle McDermott, Charles McDunn, Jacob McQuaid, Olivea Mendenhall, Jeffrey Merrick, Cassidy Miles, Gwen Miller, Lindsay Miller, Rusty Miller, Fletcher Morgan, Clint Morgeson, Nicole Morris, Rachel Mott, Tyler Muller, Elizabeth Myers, Brody Mynatt, Caitlyn Napier, Drew Negangard, Bret Novak, Brad Novak, Gunter Nusbaumer, Drew Olson, Jaylene Olson, Nathan Olson, Sam Pakkonen, Rendy Pearson, Denim Perry, Kara Phelps, Spencer Phillips, Daniel Pieper, Sally Pierce, Joshua Pierce, Thomas Plate, Danny Pobereryko, Heather Posluszny, Andrew Pothoven, Dalton Presswood, Marcus Prull, Lucas Pumfrey, Christy Ragle, Tristan Ragle, Blake Ross, Per Rudstam, Megan Ryba, Anthony Sample, Rory Schmidt, John Schoonover, Michael Schroder, Jennifer Schwab, Jacob Seidel, Alison Seiver, Patricia Silva, Maurice (Moe) Sisson, Ben Sherman, Allison Skaggs, Derek Smith, Hunter Smith, Kayleigh 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, Devlon Sutton, Mason Tennell, Jesse Thomas, Eric Thompson, Julia Thulander, Schuyler Todd, Emma Trone, Gabe VanEngen, McKensie Vaske, Jake Veilleux, Charles Veith, Kaiden Vinavich, Jessica Vorse, Christopher Wagner, Cameron Walker, Michael Ward, Ryan Ward, Taryn Welker, David Weyers, Justin Widloe, Andrew Wieland, Travis Wilcoxen, Hailey Wimberly, Matt Williams, Noah Willis, John Wisher, Lauren Wittman, Sam Woodall, Jared Woodcock, James Woodly, Madeleine Young, Andy Yung, Melissa Zeglen, and James Zweep.


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