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Staff and Contact Information


Mailing Address

Conner Museum
School of Biological Sciences
Box 644236
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-4236

Phone: 509-335-3515

Dr. Eric H. Roalson, Interim Director

Dr. Roalson has been the Interim Director of the Conner Museum since June 2020. Eric is also Director of the Herbarium.  His office is in Heald G8, in the Herbarium.

Email Dr. Roalson at:

Office phone: 509-335-2183

Dr. Kelly Cassidy, Museum Curator

Dr. Kelly Cassidy

Dr. Kelly Cassidy has been the Museum Curator since January 2004. She has a BS in physics and math from the University of Texas (1979), an MS in environmental science from the University of North Texas (1987), and a PhD in botany from Washington State University (1991).  As a Post-doc, she was Project Leader for the Washington State Gap Analysis project, which involved mapping vegetation and modeling the distribution of terrestrial vertebrates in Washington State and identifying conservation priorities.

Email Dr. Cassidy at

Phone: 509-335-3515.

Office: Abelson 101 (in the Conner Museum Research Collection)

Regular office hours: Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Jessica Tir, Graduate Research Assistant

Jessica Tir is a PhD candidate in the School of Biological Sciences. She has a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University. Her work includes creating new exhibits and conducting research on the museum’s Rosy-finch collection.

Email Jessica at

Most recent update: June 22, 2021