- C.P.H., Public Health, Harvard University, 1994
- Certificate of
Advanced Study, National Science Foundation Marine Studies Institute Joint Program at
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant Program and the Woods
Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1979-1982
- M.S., Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1969
- B.A., Biology and Chemistry, Newton College, 1967
- Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, Forsythe Dental Research Institute, 1969-1971
- Assistant Professor of Biology, Cardinal Cushing College, 1969-1972
- Adjunct Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Bay Community College, 1970-1973.
- Adjunct Instructor, University of Hawaii Summer Marine Studies Program, 1973-1975
- Professor of Biology, Director of the B.A. Program in Biology and Pre-Medical Studies, Pine Manor College, 1972-present.
Professional Affiliations and Honors
- Founding Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee and Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Marine Studies Consortium
- Member: National Association of Biology Teachers
- Member: American Society of Microbiologists
- Ruth Allinger Gibson Award for Teaching Excellence 1988, 2001
- Wean Senior Professorship in Biology, 1994-1995
- Kellogg Award for Distinguished Service, 2001
- Alpha Chi Honor Society, 1999-present.
Publications and Presentations
- Pine Manor College Laboratory Manual for Principles of Biology, 1977.
- Laboratory and Field Manual for Eastern Coastal Marine Biology, Pine Manor College, 1996
- National Science Foundation Program Development High School Marine Science Studies Symposia, Salem State University, 1979, 1980, 1981, University of Hawaii, 1981.
- Curriculum Workshops in Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Marine Educators Annual Conference, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999.
- Chautauqua National Science Foundation Courses for College Teachers:
- “Changing Science Courses to Promote Critical Thinking”
- “Cladistics as a Tool in studying Evolution”
- “Plagues and History”
- “Using Science to Solve Crime”
- “Advanced Forensic Science”
- “Advanced Forensic Taphonomy”
Course and Program Development
- Designed and developed the B.A. Program in Biology at Pine Manor College.
- Developed new courses: The Biology of HIV and AIDS, Ethical Issues in Science and Technology, Human Infectious disease, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology: The Biological Basis of Disease, a case based Senior Seminar in Biology, Marine Biology, New England Coastal Marine Ecology
- Helped develop and now direct the Articulation Program with the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College
- Currently developing an articulation program in forensic science with Massachusetts Bay Community College
- Currently developing a concentration in forensic science within the Biology major