Dr. Stephanie Hartz

Stephanie Hartz
Dr. Stephanie Hartz

Professor of Biology


Direct Office Phone: 423-775-7266

Field of Study: Biology

Office: Biology Department

Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Maryland at Baltimore County
  • B.S. Biology, Towson University


In 1999, Dr. Stephanie Hartz received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Maryland. As a Visiting Assistant Professor at James Madison University, she taught Genetics and Cell Biology while completing her dissertation. For the past 24 years, she has been serving at Bryan College, where she teaches courses such as Introductory Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Biology Research, and Bioethics. During one summer, she had the opportunity to work in the Faculty Research Program at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, collaborating with a team of scientists on the development of a delivery vehicle for the intracellular transport of botulinum neurotoxin antagonists.

Dr. Stephanie Hartz’s current interests lie in the field of bioethics. In 2020, she was awarded the F.C. Harrison Award from Trinity International University. Currently, she is pursuing a dual Master of Arts in Bioethics and Theological Studies and actively participates as a member of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. In her leisure time, she enjoys regular outdoor walks and, when time allows, playing the cello in church and Bryan College student and community orchestras.

Publications, Research, & Editing

  • Wise, K.P., J.W. Francis, N.A. Doran, A.J. Fabich, S. Hartz, and T. Hennigan, "Devotional Biology: A young-age creationist, college-level, conceptual biology textbook." In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, ed. J.H. Whitmore, pp. 255-267. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship (2018)
  • Goodnough, M.C., Oyler, G., Fishman, P.S., Johnson, E.A., Neale, E.A., Keller, J.E., Tepp, W.H., Clark, M., Hartz, S., and Adler, M, “Development of a Delivery Vehicle for Intracellular Transport of Botulinum Neurotoxin Antagonists.” Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Letters 513, pages 163-168 (2002).
  • Hartz, S.M., and Roth, T.F., “Chicken LEP100 Is Transported to the Lysosomes by the Indirect Pathway in Drosophila S2M3 and Shibiretsl Tissue Culture Cells” Supplement ot Molecular Biology of the Cell, Volume 8, 1319:p 228a (1997)
  • Hartz, S.M., and Roth, T.F. “Using the Shibire Mutation to Discriminate Between the Direct and Indirect Lysosomal Pathways” Supplement to Molecular Biology of the Cell, Volume 7, 782: p 134a (1996)

It has been a joy to teach at Bryan College over the last two decades. I am passionate about inspiring students toward a life-long journey to consider the many ways God's Word is consistent with His world.

— Dr. Stephanie Hartz

Professor of Biology  | 

Biology Department
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321
Mercer 335, Box #7795

Office Phone: 423-775-7298