Meet the Faculty

Paul Small

Paul Small

Professor - Biology/Division Chair

Contact Details


PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 1988
MS, Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, 1986
B.Sc. Microbial and Cellular Biology, University of Calgary, 1978

Science & Mathematics

Sanders 101

Contact me for…

  • Advising on Pre-Med, Pre-Vet
  • Research in collaboration with University of Illinois College of Medicine—Peoria and National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
  • Scholarship Opportunities

Research Interests:

My scholarly work is currently in editing of textbooks for Immunology and Genetics. I also teach the Microbiology, Developmental Biology and Biochemistry courses. I enjoy studying Human Genetics. My affiliations with the regional medical centers is excellent. My doctoral research centered on the enzyme mechanisms of DNA repair.

Teaching Interests:

I developed the courses in Immunology and Parasitology. I also teach courses in Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, Microbiology and Genetics.

Professional Activity:

I’ve corrected the Advance Placement exams in Biology for 20 years. I am often called upon to edit textbooks, about 2 per year.

Community Engagement:

I serve on the Board of Directors of Peoria Hebrew Day School and Jewish Federation of Peoria.

Uniquely Eureka Experience:

I enjoy the opportunity to teach, advise and get to know my students in small classes. I am diligent in helping them pursue their academic dreams especially towards graduate and professional school.


I enjoy vegetable gardening and listening to Country-western music.