Dr. Beachly teaches courses in biological systems, vertebrate form and function, biological diversity, bioethics, medical terminology and animal behavior.
He earned his bachelor's degree in zoology, master's degrees in ecology, and Ph.D. in behavioral ecology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Beachly has led J-Term travel tours to Germany, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Honduras. Some of his scientific interests include natural history and behavior of arachnids, physiological effects of venoms, foraging behavior and more. Dr. Beachly has been involved in the Heartwell Creek Project and is the faculty sponsor of the Outdoor Club and Habitat for Humanity chapter.