Amy KuenziProfessor, Department Head
Chemistry & Biology Building (CBB) 220
Phone: 406-496-4793


  • Ph.D. University of Arizona, Wildlife Science
  • M.S. University of Southern Mississippi, Avian Ecology emphasis
  • B.S. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Zoology emphasis

Research Interests

My research focuses on the ecology of small mammals, climate, trophic interactions, and Sin Nombre virus in North America. I tackle disease transmission and environmental health from an ecosystem approach, with humans being a component of ecosystems. My research has both fundamental and applied outcomes and involves a combination of field and laboratory work.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • Montana Tech Lifetime Distinguished Researcher Award, 2014
  • Montana Tech Merit Award, 2011, 2014, 2017, 2021
  • Montana Tech Distinguished Researcher Award, 2008
  • Rose and Anna Busch Faculty Achievement Award 2004, 2011, 2021

Courses Taught

  • Natural History of the Vertebrate BIOE 305
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology BIOH 301 and 311
  • Evolution BIOB 410