Alice Long Heikens
- Professor of Biology, Franklin College
- Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
Dr. Heikens teaches field biology, botany, and conservation courses. A faithful member of IAS since 1991, she and her students have presented papers on rare plants, invasive species, floristic and population ecology studies, and quantitative plant ecology studies of the barrens and glades in southern Indiana. Named a fellow in 2014, Dr. Heikens chairs the Junior Grants Subcommittee. Her passion is mentoring her undergraduate students in research on native plants and quantitative studies of natural areas. She has received the Franklin College Faculty Excellence, Teaching, and Scholarships awards.