Jim Benedix, professor of biology, came to DePauw University in 1993, and teaches courses in ecology, evolution, behavior and biostatistics. His research interests lie at the interface of evolution, ecology and behavior, and his current focus is on communication in frogs and habitat selection in crickets. He has done field research in Maine, Arizona, Kansas, Puerto Rico and Indiana, and has had research collaborations with over 50 students during his tenure at DePauw.
Michele Villinski, associate professor of economics, has been at DePauw since 2000, and is currently chair of the Department Economics and Management. She teaches courses on environmental and resource economics, applied game theory, international economics, and microeconomics. Her primary research area is environmental and natural resource economics, focusing on water resources and geographic information systems. She spent part of her 2008-2009 sabbatical in Surabaya, Indonesia on a Fulbright fellowship.