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Elizabeth Schultz, Ph.D.

Elizabeth SchultzAssistant Professor of Biology
Physiological Ecology, Animal Behavior

BDK Science Center 214
(937) 327-6389

Dr. Schultz is a broadly trained animal physiologist with specific research interests at the intersection of immunology, endocrinology, ecology, and ornithology. Specifically, she explores the physiological, environmental, and behavioral factors that influence the timing and energetic investment in immune function in free-living animals, using a combination of field and lab techniques. While she has worked with insects, fish, and marsupials, the majority of her research focuses on birds. For more information about her research background, please check out her website ( Students interested in field and/or lab work focusing on seasonal and annual variation in immune function in local Ohio bird species should contact her at

Dr. Schultz arrived at Wittenberg in the fall of 2019 after teaching in the biology departments at Kenyon College and Ohio Wesleyan University. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2009 and received a Ph.D. in Animal Behavior from the University of California, Davis in 2015.


  • BIOL 171 & 181—Concepts of Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 104—Evolution of Animal Sex
  • BIOL 125—Basic Human Physiology
  • BIOL 231—Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 324—Animal Physiology
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