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The community feeling here is really incredible, and the fact that people take the time to actually know other people is impressive and humbling to me at the same time.
Greg Shelly ’11

Biology Faculty

Dwight Krehbiel

Dwight Krehbiel

Professor of Psychology
Ext: 211
Phone: 316-284-5211
  • B.A. Bethel College 1969
  • M.S. University of Wisconsin 1975
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin 1978
Francisca Méndez-Harclerode

Francisca Méndez-Harclerode

Associate Professor
Ext: 219
Phone: 316-284-5219
  • B.S. East Texas Baptist University 1996
  • M.S. Central Missouri State University 2000
  • Ph.D. Texas Tech University 2005
Jon Piper

Jon Piper

Professor of Biology and Katherine Esau Distinguished Chair in Plant Science
Ext: 215
Phone: 316-284-5215
  • B.S. – Biology Bates College 1979
  • Ph.D. – Botany Washington State University 1984
About Jon:

Jon Piper has taught at Bethel College since 1997, with a focus on organismal and field biology. Prior to his tenure at Bethel, Jon was a research associate for 12 years at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. In addition to his varied on-campus course offerings, Jon has led a January term tropical biology course in Costa Rica since 2000. In summers, he and student collaborators conduct research in prairie ecology and woodland restoration. Jon has spoken and written extensively in the areas of environmental protection and restoration. His more than 40 publications include the Island Press book Farming in Nature’s Image. Non-academic interests are international cuisine, acoustic music, and long walks on the beach.