Faculty Bio

Dr. Stephanie Blais

Assistant Professor,

Dr. Blais started as an Assistant Professor of Biology at St. Mary's University in 2023. Prior to this, she taught here for several years as part-time faculty. She teaches the Introductory Biology sequence and more senior courses in zoology and evolution (and hopes to offer anatomy and physiology in future). She also regularly teaches biology courses for non-biology majors.

Dr. Blais completed her BSc in Earth Sciences from St. Francis Xavier University and travelled to Alberta to complete a PhD in Evolution and Systematics, specializing in the evolution and functional morphology of teeth in Paleozoic fishes.

She spends most of her spare time with her partner near High River, chasing after their very active toddler. She also likes to read fiction of all kinds when she gets a chance.