James VanOrman


Contact Information:

2615 The Science Building
Office Phone: (906) 227-2762


2019 – MS, Biology, Northern Michigan University

2015 – BS, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Lake Superior State University

Academic Interests:

I coordinate introductory-level biology labs in the Biology department.  My past research has focused on the behavioral ecology of black-capped chickadees, specifically investigating feeding, vocalizations, and social interactions.  I am experienced in the use of R to analyze and visualize biological data and am currently expanding my programming skill-set to include Python.


  • BI 100 – Biological Science (Labs)
  • BI 111 – Introduction to Biology: Principles (Labs)
  • BI 112 – Introduction to Biology: Diversity (Labs)
  • BI 312 – Genetics (Labs)
  • BI 412 – Biostatistics (Discussions)
  • BI 462 – Ornithology (Labs)
James portrait