Faculty & Staff

Dr. Brian Eisenback

Brian Eisenback
Area Chair of Scientific Learning; Associate Professor of Biology

Science Building
Contact via email


Dr. Eisenback earned a Ph.D. in Entomology from Virginia Tech in 2008. He has taught in Christian higher education since 2008, and joined the Milligan Faculty in 2014.  Dr. Eisenback’s regular classes include Ecology, Environmental Science, Plants and Human Society, Principles of Biology II, and General Biology. His classes often venture outdoors to learn about animals, plants, streams and forests.

Dr. Eisenback regularly takes his classes outside to learn forest ecology, stream ecology, and tree identification. Dr. Eisenback is also interested in origins, and is currently writing a book about science and Christian faith.

Brian’s wife Ashley is a licensed veterinarian. They have two young daughters; Madeline (2012), and Emma (2015). The Eisenback family enjoys the outdoors. They also love animals; they have a full house with 2 dogs, 3 cats, multiple goldfish, a turtle, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach.


  • Eisenback, B. M. Back to the Beginning: Book and curriculum exploring faith and science. In progress, expected publication date in 2016. See: http://biologos.org/ecf/grantees/back-to-the-beginning
  • Eisenback, B. M., S. M. Salom, L. T. Kok and A. F. Lagalante. 2014. Impacts of trunk and soil injections of low rates of imidacloprid on hemlock woolly adelgid and eastern hemlock health.  Journal of Economic Entomology. 107:250-258.
  • Eisenback, B. M. and K. J. Turner, 2013. Christian Education and its Shortcomings: Why We Need a Fair and Balanced Approach to Origins. Biologos.org
  • Eisenback, B. M., S. M. Salom, L. T. Kok and A. F. Lagalante. 2010.  Lethal and sublethal effects of imidacloprid on hemlock woolly adelgid (Hemiptera: Adelgidae) and two introduced predator species. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103:1222-1234.
  • Eisenback, B. M., D. E. Mullins, S. M. Salom and L. T. Kok. 2008. Evaluation of ELISA for imidacloprid detection in eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) wood and needle tissues. Pest Management Science. 65:122-128.
  • http://biologos.org/blog/christian-education-and-its-shortcomings-part-1
  • http://biologos.org/blog/christian-education-and-its-shortcomings-part-2

Topics of Expertise: Entomology, Botany, Ecology, Biology, Science and Faith