Research at Western

Western offers numerous opportunities for students to conduct original research while working directly with faculty.

Celebration of Scholarship

A venue for research and creative work

High Altitude Performance Laboratory (HAP Lab)

State-of-the-art sport performance and exercise physiology facility

Thornton Biology Research Program

Students work with faculty mentors on funded and original research


Additional funding for student work



Robin A. Bingham headshot
Professor of Biology
B.A., University of Vermont, M.A., University of Colorado, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Phone: 970.943.3355
Office Location: Hurst Hall 222
Lance Dalleck headshot
Associate Professor of Exercise & Sport Science
B.A., Western Colorado University, M.S., Colorado State University, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Phone: 970.943.7132
Office Location: Wright Gym 227
Melanie Hulbert, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., Western Washington University, Sociology, M.A., State University of New York at Albany, Women’s Studies, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, Sociology
Phone: 970.943.2055
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322
Patrick Magee headshot
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Colorado State University, Wildlife Biology, M.S., University of Missouri, Wildlife Ecology, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Wildlife Ecology
Phone: 970.943.7121
Office Location: Hurst Hall 143A
David W. Marchetti headshot
Professor of Geology
B.A., State University of New York, College at Geneseo; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah.
Phone: 970.943.2367
Office Location: Hurst Hall 224
Dr. Michael Vieregge headshot
Professor of Business Administration
Undergraduate Degree, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, M.A., MPA University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Phone: 970.943.2566
Office Location: Borick Business Building 241