Dr. Todd Rimkus


Department Chair

Biology & Physical Sciences

Todd Rimkus

Contact Information

Contact via email


Caruthers Hall, 3013

Academic Credentials

B.S. , University of Illinois
M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Teaching Areas

  • Marine Biology and Tropical Ecology in Belize
  • Introduction to the Biological World
  • General Biology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Genetics

Research Interests

  • Turtle Egg Physiology – Water Exchange in Turtle Eggs

Dr. Todd Rimkus has served Marymount University as a faculty member since 1996. He was trained in animal physiology at Iowa State University. Dr. Rimkus is actively involved with undergraduate research at Marymount University, engaging the students in research in the area of growth and development of turtles. Dr. Rimkus contributed a chapter on water exchange to a snapping turtle book and has also presented at local and national conferences on a variety of topics related to turtle growth and development.

Dr. Rimkus is the faculty advisor for the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society. He also works closely with local elementary through high schools in an outreach program designed to generate further interest in the sciences. Additionally, he works to ensure that the intersection of math and biology is a viable avenue of exploration at Marymount University.