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Robert Hataway

Dr. Robert Andrew Hataway

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Assistant Professor

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  • Ph.D., The University of Mississippi
  • B.S., B.A., Samford University



Montgomery, Ala., native Drew Hataway earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in History at Samford University, and a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Mississippi. He returned to Samford from "Ole Miss," where he taught as he researched conservation genetics. While in Oxford he also served as an instructor of biology at the Oxford-Lafayette campus of Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Hataway's current interests are in population genetics and conservation of populations of a wolf spider along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, as well the plants of the rocky outcrops of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. He teaches undergraduate courses in Human Anatomy and Principles of Biology.

Outside of teaching and research activities, Hataway enjoys camping, biking, welding, and cooking. He, his wife and two sons live in Homewood.



  • R.A. Hataway, D.H. Reed, & B.P. Noonan. 2010. Development of 10 microsatellite loci in the Wolf Spider Arctosa sancterosae (Araneae: Lycosidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 271-273.
  • Fouquet, A., V. Dubut, R.A. Hataway, C. Scotti-Aaintagne, I. Scotti, & B.P. Noonan. 2009. Isolation and characterisation of 19 microsatellite loci from the Amazonian frog Adenomera andreae (Amphibia: Anura: Leptodactylidae).Conservation Genetics Resources, 1: 217-220.
  • Reed DH, Teoh VH, Stratton GE, Hataway JA (2011) Levels of gene flow among populations of a wolf spider in a fragmented habitat: current versus historical rates. Conservation Genetics 12: 331-335.

Contact Information

Howard College of Arts and Sciences

Biological and Environmental Sciences Department

Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Office: PROPST 119

Phone: (205) 726-4190

Fax: (205) 726-2479