Dr. Walter Diehl

Office: 217 Harned Hall


B.S., Biology, College of William and Mary

M.A., Zoology, Univ. South Florida

Ph.D., Biology, Univ. South Florida

Postdoctoral Research

Ecology & Evolution, SUNY Stony Brook (Stony Brook Univ.)


Walter J. Diehl is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences, Associate Dean Emeritus of the College of Arts & Sciences, and currently Interim Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University.  He holds the Ph.D. in biology from the University of South Florida.  His research interests include evolutionary biology, computational biology, and physiological ecology.  Walter and his wife Susie are avid world travelers, during which he exercises his passion for photography.  He has shown photographs at both local and regional art shows.  His photograph “North Pole or Bust” was a finalist in the 2012 National Geographic Expedition Photography contest.  Walter currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Starkville Area Arts Council, and he and his wife are contributing patrons of the Starkville Community Theater.