Your biology professor is also our Pipe Band director. That?s the liberal arts in action.

Tim Tibbetts

Professor and Chair, Biology
Co-Coordinator, Neuroscience
Director of Pipe Band Program

Rm 232 Center for Science & Business 309-457-2348


Plant ecology, dendrochronology, vines and invasive plant species


B.A. – Lawrence University, 1989
M.S. – Colorado State University, 1994
Ph.D. – Michigan State University, 2000

Courses Taught

General Botany, Field Botany, Environmental Science, Life on Earth, Investigating Biological Concepts, Introduction to Environmental Science, Field Botany, Ecology, Introdution to Cartography & GIS (Geographic Information Systems), Evolution

Watch Tibbetts lead students on a March 2022 prairie burn.