Dr. Baynham is a professor of biological sciences and serves on the Faculty Compensation Committee, on the Faculty Senate as Documentarian and on the Faculty Advisory Board for Global Initiatives. Her teaching and research foci include epidemiology and microbiology.

Dr. Baynham is a microbiologist who engages students in research projects both on campus and with collaborators. She advises Biology majors, Medical Laboratory Science majors, and those seeking our 3+2 degree program with University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in which students earn a biology BA and a Clinical Laboratory Science MS. Dr. Baynham's courses frequently have a global focus and she has taken students abroad to London with History and Philosophy of Science (in 2013 and 2015 ) and to Australia with a Capstone course(2016). She will teach Epidemiology courses with an abroad component in fall 2017(Chile) .  Dr. Baynham encourages all students to engage in research and creative projects as well as to study abroad.  She is a longtime member of the American Society for Microbiology Committee on Minority Education.

"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution" -Theodosius Dobzhansky

Chance favors only the prepared mind.
- Louis Pastuer

Year Started


Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1999

California Teaching Certificate, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 1992

B.S. in Biology at Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, 1986

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School Group

School of Natural Sciences