Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Teresa M. Carroll has taught in the biology department at Drury since 2007. Dr. Carroll earned her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas where she trained as an aquatic invertebrate community and food web ecologist. Dr. Carroll teaches and conducts research in the areas of general ecology, zoology, limnology, biodiversity, advanced ecology, and marine biology.
Dr. Carroll has maintained an active research program which explores the community and ecosystem dynamics of karst springs and underwater karst caves in the Ozarks Region of Southwest Missouri. Additionally, Dr. Carroll has traveled internationally with dozens of students to Roatan, Honduras and Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles to study coral reef ecosystems. Dr. Carroll enjoys using field, experimental, and descriptive techniques to answer primary and applied ecological questions.
Dr. Carroll is also very interested in how human interactions with the natural environment alter basic aquatic community and ecosystem structure and functioning. Hence, her most recent student research projects include studies on the effects of estrogen and the feminization of freshwater fishes, effects of fish stocking on macroinvertebrate populations in Ozark streams, and the effects of organic dumping on invertebrate communities in karst springs.
"Rainboots for Roatan" - Study Abroad Service at Drury University
In January 2013, Drury University's Dr. Teresa Carroll led a group of students on a research study abroad trip to Roatan. Prior to that trip, students raised money to purchase rainboots for the children of Roatan, which they distributed while there.
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1981
M.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986
M.S., University of Kansas, 2005
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2001, 2009
Drury University faculty member since 1998
Associate Professor since 2011