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Science Home

Welcome to the Science Division of Paradise Valley Community College. Here you will find resources to help plan your career in any field of science.

Courses are offered in a variety of formats (ranging from traditional in-class meetings to online, flex and hybrid).

All of our science buildings, including the new Life Sciences Building, provide state of the art classrooms, laboratories and learning technologies.

View our Academic Departments here:






Contact Us

Science Division
G Building
(602) 787-6631

Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building
(602) 787-6940

Science Division Chair
Dr. Scott Massey
G 114 (602) 787-6644


Full Time Faculty

Debra Adair, Biology
LS 212 (602) 787-7822

Dr. Satinder Bains, Chemistry
J133 (602) 787-6586

Harry Birkmann, Geology
G 101 (602) 787-6820

Jaimee Corbet, Biology
LS 211 (602) 787-6784

Jim Doyle, Biology
LS 213 (602) 787-6591

Casey Durandet, Physics
G 109 (602) 787-6651

Jeffrey Hoyt, Biology
LS 210 (602) 787-7419

Jon Hayashi, Biology
LS 218 (602) 787-6827

Jeffrey Lace, Biology
LS 215 (602) 787-7913

Lynn Lalko, Chemistry
G 106 (602) 787-6640

Anthony Lamanna, Biology
LS 219 (602) 787-6643

Scott Massey, Chemistry, Science Division Chair
G 114 (602) 787-6644

Lynda Santiago, Biology
G 112 (602) 787-6648

Jennifer Weitz, Astronomy
G 108 (602) 787-6818



Curtis Chambers, Laboratory Technician
H 118 (602) 787-7889

Melissa Durfee, Laboratory Technician
LS 113 (602) 787-6637

David Hellman, Laboratory Technician
G 150 (602) 787-6685

John Jones, Laboratory Coordinator
LS 112 (602) 787-6638

Heather McMillan, Administrative Secretary
G 128 (602) 787-6631

Anna Mothersbaugh, Evening Secretary
LS 207 (602) 787-6940

Marina Shal, Laboratory Technician
LS 113 (602) 787-7428

Sarah Withers, Life Sciences Secretary
LS 207 (602) 787-6940


Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Alderman, Biology

Jaminelli Banks, Biology

Michael Bishop, Chemisty

Mitch Borst, Biology

Darra Browning, Biology

Greg Cohen, Chemistry

Brian England, Engineering

Robert Ewing, Astronomy

Marjon Forouzeshyekta, Biology

Roy Fuller, Geology

Laurie Gehlsen, Geology

Stephan George, Biology

Jayme Gillen, Biology

Robert Hall, Biology

John Helbert, Chemistry

Charles King, Chemistry

Richard Marx, Biology

Indu Mishra, Chemistry

Tiffany Naughton, Biology

Charles Pace, Chemistry

Hannah Phipps - Yonas, Biology

William Pinkston, Chemistry

Sadie Puerner, Chemistry

Alan Putzke, Biology

Carson Robertson, Biology

Don Robinson, Geology

William Sherry, Astronomy

Jeff Simpson, Geology

Linda Stearns, Chemistry

Sara Stollar-Yates, Biology

Mike Swingler, Physics

Amy Terlisner, Biology

Tatjana Thomas, Biology

Pichaya, Trakanrungoj, Chemistry

James Valente, Biology

Julia Wickett, Astronomy

Syd Wilson, Engineering

Alissa Wooden, Biology

Karl Wyant, Biology

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