Natural & Social Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Natural and Social Sciences at Bowling Green State University - Firelands College. The Department is comprised of faculty from the disciplines of the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Mathematics.


In addition to the goals set forth in the Firelands College Governance Document and the Bowling Green State University Academic Charter, the Department of Natural and Social Sciences has these specific goals:

  • To provide courses of instruction which are academically challenging and rewarding for Firelands College students and which articulate both in objectives and in credit hours with the Bowling Green State University curriculum.
  • To provide a program of courses which will offer Firelands College students at least two (2) years of a prebaccalaureate program in the disciplines of the department. Scheduling of the individual disciplines will be planned so as to provide, as nearly as possible, one-half of the courses for the major.
  • To provide a program of courses which will offer Firelands College students the Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Science degrees in two (2) years, and to generate and maintain appropriate Associate degree programs.
  • To offer service and enrichment courses for students in non-departmental programs and for non-degree students.
  • To aid students in special academic endeavors by actively supporting independent and interdisciplinary offerings.
  • To establish and maintain for each academic area, library holdings, classroom resources, and laboratory facilities adequate to support student research and courses offered through the department.
  • To encourage professional growth among department members and to support means by which research efforts, teaching excellence, and personal development are promoted.
  • To serve the University, College, and local community in ways which utilize personal and professional strengths and expertise of the members of the department.

Majors & Programs

Majors & Programs


Dr. Victor Odafe

Position: Professor of Mathematics
Department Chair
Phone: 419.372.0785
Email: vodafe@bgsu.edu
Address: 320C George Mylander Hall


Dr. Dilum De SIlva

Position: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Phone: 419.372.0679
Email: dilumd@bgsu.edu
Address: 320E George Mylander Hall


Ms. Julie Didelot

Position: Lecturer of Sociology
Phone: 419.372.0603
Email: didelot@bgsu.edu
Address: 311B George Mylander Hall

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Dr. Tasha Ford

Position: Instructor of Social Work
Phone: 419.372.0938
Email: tashaf@bgsu.edu
Address: 320F George Mylander Hall


Dr. Christopher Fluckinger

Position: Instructor of Psychology
Honors Program Coordinator
Phone: 419.372.0656
Email: cdfluck@bgsu.edu
Address: 320A George Mylander Hall


Mr. Seth Gardner

Position: Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: 419.372.20859
Email: gardnes@bgsu.edu
Address: 313A George Mylander Hall

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Dr. Christine Genovese

Position: Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: 419.372.0674
Email: chrisag@bgsu.edu
Address: 300C George Mylander Hall


Mr. William Huepenbecker

Position: Lecturer of Mathematics
Phone: 419.372.0856
Email: bhuepen@bgsu.edu
Address: 318A George Mylander Hall


Dr. Timothy Jurkovac

Position: Associate Professor of Sociology
Phone: 419.372.0661
Email: tjohnj@bgsu.edu
Address: 305 George Mylander Hall


Ms. Marissa Kayle

Position: Laboratory Technician 2
Phone: 419.372.0685
Email: mkayle@bgsu.edu
Address: 213A George Mylander Hall


Dr. Daniel Kelley

Position: Assistant Professor of Geology
Phone: 419.372.0935
Email: dfkelle@bgsu.edu
Address: 316E George Mylander Hall

Visit Dr. Kelley's website www.dankelleygeology.com

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Dr. Michael Kimaid

Position: Associate Professor of History
Phone: 419.372.0790
Email: mkimaid@bgsu.edu
Address: 307 George Mylander Hall


Ms. Tamara May

Position: Lecturer of Biology
Phone: 419.372.0840
Email: tjmay@bgsu.edu
Address: 309 George Mylander Hall


Ms. Tracy McGinley

Position: Lecturer of Criminal Justice
Phone: 419.372.0692
Email: tracygm@bgsu.edu
Address: 300A George Mylander Hall


Ms. Jaclyn Mclean

Position: Instructor of Biology
Phone: 419.372.0933
Email: jmclean@bgsu.edu
Address: 316C George Mylander Hall


Mr. Bruce Mollison

Position: Laboratory Technician
Phone: 419.372.0660
Email: brucewm@bgsu.edu
Address: 312B George Mylander Hall


Dr. Christopher Mruk

Position: Professor of Psychology

Phone: 419.372.0612
Email: cmruk@bgsu.edu
Address: 303 George Mylander Hall

Visit Dr. Mruk's Website www.cmruk.org


Dr. Subhalakshmi Nagarajan

Position: Instructor of Chemistry
Phone: 419.372.0646
Email: nsubhal@bgsu.edu
Address: 320B George Mylander Hall


Dr. Tatiana Panas

Position: Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: 419.372.0707
Email: twanshu@bgsu.edu
Address: 300B George Mylander Hall



Dr. Ram Veerapaneni

Position: Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone: 419.372.0934
Email: ramv@bgsu.edu
Address: 316D George Mylander Hall


Ms. Amy Wagner

Position: Biology Instructor
Phone: 419.372.0635
Email: akwagne@bgsu.edu
Address: 316B George Mylander Hall


Dr. Stephanie Walls

Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: 419.372.0636
Email: smwalls@bgsu.edu
Address: 325 George Mylander Hall


Ms. Alyson K. Wilson

Position: Lecturer of Mathematics
Phone: 419.372.0675
Email: alysonw@bgsu.edu
Address: 316K George Mylander Hall