James (Jamie) Engman joins the biology department as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cincinnati in 1994, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He comes to Rhodes after serving as Professor of Biology at Henderson State University. His current research involves the ecology of some unique caves in central Tennessee. He has taught courses in biology, aquatic ecology, zoology, entomology, tropical marine biology and neotropical ecology.