Department of Biological Sciences

John W. Thieret Herbarium

Contact information:

Dr. Maggie Whitson

Associate Professor of Botany
Director of the Herbarium
whitsonma at


Mailing address:

Northern Kentucky University,

Biological Sciences Department,

Herbarium/Dr. Whitson, SC 204D
Natural Science Center,
Highland Heigts, KY 41076



Dr. Whitson's Homepage



You've found Dr. Whitson's homepage. I can reliably be reached by e-mail if you have questions or need to set up an appointment. For those who want to drop by, my office hours and schedule appear below.


My office (SC 101B) is located in the Herbarium/Museum complex on the first floor

of the Natural Science Center. The door is by the fish tanks, and if it's unlocked, then I'm probably nearby.

Who: Dr. Mary Kathryn (Maggie) Whitson, Associate Professor of Botany & Director of the John W. Thieret Herbarium


Office: SC 101B


Office hours for Spring 2018:

     Mondays 11 am - 12:30  pm
     Wednesdays 2-3:30  pm, or by appointment


Phone: 859-572-1411


E-mail: whitsonma at



Dr. Whitson among Gunner foliage in Costa Rica.

Courses I teach:


SPRING 2018:


Bio 120L: Non-Majors Biology Lab

Bio 150L: Majors Biology Lab I

Bio 202L: Clinical Microbiology Lab



FALL 2018:


Bio 312&L: Dendrology




Research Interests: Kentucky flora. Databasing the specimens of the NKU herbarium. Plant systematics & evolution. The Solanaceae (tomato family), the genus Physalis (tomatillos).

Dr. Whitson's SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE


MONDAY: Office hours, Room SC101B, 11 am - 12:30 pm

BIO 150L Prep-meeting, Room SC265, 1-2:00 pm

TUESDAY: BIO 202L Prep-meeting, Room SC321, 10-11 am


WEDNESDAY: BIO 202L 001, Room SC261, 10-11:50 am

BIO 120L 004, Room SC261, 12-1:50 pm

Office hours, Room SC101B, 2-3:30 pm


THURSDAY: BIO 120L 006, Room SC261, 8:50-10:40 am

BIO 150L 003, Room SC265, 2-4:50 pm


FRIDAY: BIO 202L 001, Room SC261, 10-11:50 am

Faculty meeting, 2-4 pm