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Kyle Harris, Ed.D.

Director | Assistant Professor of Biology

Assistant Professor of Biology

Center for Natural Sciences, Room 149
(434) 592-7705

Director of B.S. Biology, B.S. Conservation and Environmental Biology, B.S. Zoo and Wildlife Biology, B.S. Zoology


  • Ed.D., Liberty University
  • M.S., University of Nebraska Kearney
  • M. Ed., Liberty University
  • B.S., Liberty University



Kyle Harris spent eight years as a public high school biology and ecology teacher before joining the Biology and Chemistry Department at Liberty University. His master’s research with the University of Nebraska Kearney focused on a population study of the Mediterranean gecko (Hemidactylus turcius) in Bedford, Virginia.

Residential Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101 Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 224 General Biology I Lab
  • BIOL 225 General Biology II Lab
  • BIOL 410 Environmental Biology
  • BIOL 495 Directed Research

LUO Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101 Principles of Biology
  • INFT 101 Instructional Technology for Online Learning

Research Interests

In addition to herpetology, his current research interests involve investigating the ecology of crayfish in local freshwater environments. Current projects with undergraduate students include studies on crayfish symbiosis with crayfish and brachiobdellidans and microbial community assembly, crayfish ecotoxicology with herbicides (e.g., atrazine), and the effect of crayfish kairomones on amphibian metamorphosis.

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of America
  • Virginia Academy of Science
  • Virginia Herpetological Society
  • Virginia Natural History Society


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