Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates →

Please click here for the latest information regarding Benedictine University's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  Cheryl Heinz, Ph.D.

   Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor, Biology

BenU faculty since 2004
Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona (2002-2004)
PhD, Cornell University (2002)
BS, University of Illinois (1993)

Courses Previously Taught
Ecology, Ecology Lab, Plant-Herbivore Interactions, Animal Behavior, Principles of Organismal Biology, Insect Biology

Awards and Recognitions
Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence by Fulltime Faculty 2012

Research Area
Plant-insect interactions, behavioral and chemical ecology, butterflies and other insects

Past Reasearch Projects

  • Ecological field work including surveys and samples of plants and butterflies in the local area. Behavioral observations on the host-plant choices of the black swallowtail butterfly. Physiological plant ecology of native prairie plants. Preference and performance assays with caterpillars and moths, continuing a study to look at the effects of plant nutrient status with these insect behaviors.

China Pollination Project

For information about the China Pollination Project

Cheryl Heinz, Ph.D.

Goodwin Hall 367 | 630-829-6581


     College of Science

COS Facebook         COS Flickr         COS Twitter         Get LinkedIn to COS!

William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119