Betsy Dobbins, PhD


Betsy is the Paul N. Propst Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Samford University, and Co-director of Clark Scholars Program in Computational Biology. Betsy’s research includes biochemistry of plant steroids in the bioassessment of creeks and rivers. She has led student-implemented restoration of an eroded stretch of Shades Creek and their assessment of the rebound of aquatic life. She is a member of the Cahaba River Society Science Committee, assisting in applying sound science to Cahaba River Society policy and steering restoration.