Biology Department

George Harper, Ph.D.

Harper, George

George Harper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

Chair, Department of Biology & Health Sciences

He/Him/His Donald W. Reynolds Center 214 (501) 450-1359 (501) 450-4547

Academic Background

  • B.S., State University of New York at Fredonia, 1999
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006


  • I currently serve as the Chair of the Biology & Health Sciences Department. Thus, I am responsible for developing the course schedule, managing the departmental budget, handling any issues that arise, and much more. If you have any questions about the department or if there is anything that I can do to help you, please contact me.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 100/101 Concepts:Dinosaurs
  • BIOL 110 Evolution for Everyone
  • BIOL 260 Ecology and Evolution
  • BIOL 460 Evolution 
  • BIOL 465 Molecular Evolution and Bioinformatics

Other Roles

  • Tri Beta Faculty Advisor

Class of 2017 Gets Engaged

Faculty collaborate to create new course for first-year students

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Senior Biology Major Receives NSF Fellowship

Chris Akcali awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

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Students Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

44 Hendrix students share research, visual and performing arts at NCUR April 11-13

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Faculty Faces - Dr. George Harper

From evangelical college grad to evolutionary biologist 

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