Dr. Dennis Haney came to Furman in 1996 after finishing his Ph.D. at the University of Florida and completing a stint with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He is trained in the field of environmental and comparative physiology, or more specifically, the physiological responses of animals, especially fish, to environmental stressors. He is a strong advocate of undergraduate research, being a co-author on six publications and over 50 presentations at regional and national scientific conferences with Furman students. Overall, Dr. Haney has over 25 peer-reviewed publications and has helped to mentor the research of more than 200 Furman students. He is also a staunch supporter of the development of young faculty members, having created Furman's mentor program for new faculty, organizing and coordinating this program since its inception, and serving as Chair of Furman's Faculty Development Committee since 2010. Dr. Haney has been the Chair of the Biology Department since 2010, has served in leadership roles for the Association of Southeastern Biologists, and was named the Henry Keith and Ellen Hard Townes Professor of Biology for 2001-03.