Robert Andrew Hataway
Associate Professor, Research Compliance Officer
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Biological and Environmental Sciences
119 Propst Hall

Drew Hataway, a graduate of Samford, returned as a faculty member to the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences in 2011. He teaches undergraduate courses in Genetics, Population Biology and Bioinformatics. Hataway's research interests are population genetics and conservation biology in response to environmental disturbance. He is currently researching the evolution of antibiotic resistance in the surface waters of central Alabama, where subclinical doses of commonly prescribed antibiotics can be found. Outside of teaching and research activities, Hataway enjoys spending time with his wife, Felicia, and their four children.

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, The University of Mississippi
  • BS, BA, Samford University


“The illogical leap to summative without formative: Low-risk assessments of high-risk students in human anatomy and physiology classes” Robert A Hataway and Amy Benton. Journal of College Science Teaching. 
  • "Genetic Structure as a Response to Anthropogenic and Extreme Weather Disturbances of a Coastal Dune Dwelling Spider, Arctosa sanctaerosae" Robert A Hataway and David Reed. Ecology and Evolution.
  • "Prescribed burning affects a measure of fitness in Ctenus hibernalis (Aranea: Ctenidae) at Oak Mountain State Park, Shelby County, Alabama." T. J. Cole and R. A. Hataway.  Southeastern Naturalist.