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Dr. Kaleb K. Heinrich

Assistant Professor
Biology Department
Office: Wells 128
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8432900 College St, Box 8432BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4851(254) 295-4851
Subjects Taught: Director, Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Degrees Earned: B.S., Biology, Kansas State University; M.S., Zoology, Southern Illinois University; D.A., Biological Sciences, Idaho State University

Dr. Heinrich is from Carlsbad, New Mexico. He has an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Music from Kansas State University, a masters degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University, and a doctorate in Biological Sciences from Idaho State University.

Dr. Heinrich and his wife, Ashley (who graduated from Texas A&M), have one daughter and one son.

His hobbies include music, sports (especially college football), and the outdoors.


Heinrich, K. K., K. M. Robson, and C. V. Baxter. 2017. Investigating aquatic insect emergence: A demonstration of the 5E Learning cycle. The American Biology Teacher 79:225-232.

Heinrich, M. L., and K. K. Heinrich. 2016. Effect of supplemental heat in captive African leopard tortoises (Stigmochelys pardalis) and spurred tortoises (Centrochelys sulcata) on growth rate and carapacial scute pyramiding. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 25(1):18-25.

Heinrich, K. K. 2015. Multiple stressors and multiple invaders in linked stream-riparian ecosystems: combined research and pedagogy contributions. D.A. Dissertation. Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA.

Heinrich, K. K., M. R. Whiles, and C. Roy. 2014. Cascading ecological responses to an in-stream restoration project in a midwestern river. Restoration Ecology 22(1):72-80.

Serve, K., N. Clements, K. K. Heinrich and R. J. Smith. 2013. The tale of two degrees: the need and power of the Doctor of Arts. College Teaching 61(4):113-115.

Heinrich, K. K. 2011. Insect emergence and riparian bird responses to rock weir construction in the Cache River basin of southern Illinois. M.S. Thesis. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA.

Research Interests

Science Education, Freshwater Ecology, Invertebrate Biology