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Elizabeth Gardner

Elizabeth Gardner

Professor, Biology
Dane 302


  • Ph.D., Biology, Brown University, 1965
  • M.Sc., Biology, Brown University, 1964
  • A.B., Zoology, Vassar College, 1962

Professional Experience

  • P.I., BioScholars Program, Pine Manor College, 2008-present
  • Coordinator, B.A. Biology Program, Pine Manor College, 2000-2005
  • Chair, Division of Sciences, Pine Manor College, 1996-2000
  • Chair, Division of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Pine Manor College, 1994-1996
  • Coordinator, B.A. Biopsychology Program, Pine Manor College, 1979-1998
  • Coordinator, A.S. Health Sciences Program, Pine Manor College 1979-present
  • Coordinator, B.A. Development Psychology Program, Pine Manor College, 1976-1979
  • Chair, Division of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Pine Manor College, 1979-1982
  • Chair, Division of Sciences, Pine Manor College, 1975-1979
  • Chair, Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, Pine Manor Junior College, 1970-1975
  • Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, Pine Manor Junior College, 1967-1970
  • Professor, Biology Department, Pine Manor College, 1967-present
  • Instructor, Biology, Wellesley College, 1966-1967
  • Instructor, Biology, Queens College, 1965-1966

Committee Memberships

  • Advisory Board for Continuing Studies
  • Academic Administration Committee                             
  • Admissions Advisory Committee               
  • Nominating Committee
  • Committee on Evaluation and Tenure, Member; Chair
  • Personnel Committee, member, Chair
  • Search Committee for the President
  • Search Committee for the Academic Dean
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Advising
  • Academic Standards Committee, Member; Chair
  • Conference Committee
  • Evaluation and Tenure Committee, Member; Chair
  • Library Committee
  • Planning Committee, Member; Chair
  • Planning/Steering Committee, Board of Trustees
  • Dane Science Building Committee, Chair
  • Representative to the Education Committee, Board of Trustees
  • Academic Administration Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Moderator of the Faculty
  • Faculty Development Committee
  • Faculty Marshall for the Students
  • Graduate Education Advisory Committee
  • Financial Stability Committee
  • Physical Facilities sub-Committee, Chair
  • Academic Computer Advisor Committee
  • Representative to the Development Committee, Board of Trustees
  • Residence Hall Committee
  • Food Committee
  • Search Committee  for the Vice-President of Finance and Business
  • Planned Giving Committee

Related Educational Experience

  • Reviewer, Alexander et al., New Dimensions in Women’s Health, Jones and Bartlett, 2002 and 2005
  • Reviewer, Enger, Environmental Science, William C. Brown, 2000 and 2002
  • Reviewer, Lewis, Human Genetics, McGraw-Hill, 1999 and 2002
  • Reviewer, Carlson, Foundations of Physiological Psychology, Allyn and Bacon, 1999
  • Reviewer, Hand, T., Drugs, the Brain and Behavior, Harcourt Brace, 1998
  • Reviewer, Lewis, R., Human Genetics, Harcourt Brace, 1998
  • Liaison, Brookline Greenspace Alliance, 1996-present
  • Reviewer, Beatty et al., Neuroscience, Sinauer Associates, 1996-1997
  • Reviewer, Wygall, Women’s Health, Prentice-Hall, 1996-1997
  • Liaison, Treasurer, and Member of the Executive Committee, Marine Studies Consortium, 1995-present
  • Reviewer, Enger et al., Concepts of Biology, Textbook and Accompanying Manual, William C. Brown, 1994-1995 and 2001
  • Reviewer, D. Pargman, Sports Behavior, Prentice-Hall, 1994
  • Reviewer, Allace and Ferl, Biology: The Realm of Life, Mosby-Yearbook, 1993
  • Reviewer, Postlewaite, Introduction to Biology, McGraw-Hill, 1993
  • Reviewer, M. Olson, Neuroscience and Psychology, Saunders, 1993
  • Reviewer, P.C. Rivers, Alcohol and Human Behavior, Prentice-Hall, 1992
  • Reviewer, G.P. Johnson, The Living World, Mosby-Yearbook, 1992
  • Reviewer, Gunstream, Introduction to Biology, Saunders, 1992
  • Reviewer, Grier, Animal Behavior, Mosby-Yearbook, 1989
  • Entomological Advisor, National Society Colonial Dames, Massachusetts, 1988-present
  • Reviewer, Frings and Frings, Zoology, Saunders, 1984
  • Reviewer, Black et al., Cell Biology, 1982
  • Volunteer Teacher, Wellesley Public Schools, 1978-1988


  • “The Effect of Gamma-aminobutyric acid on the Audiogenic Seizure”, CNRS Publication #112
  • “The Effect of Maternal Partial Hepatec¬tomy on the Fetal Liver”; in Regeneration in Animals, North Holland Press
  • Laboratory Manual for Principles of Biology, 2002-2003
  • Exercises for Sensation and Perception, Pine Manor College, 1993-present
  • Laboratory Manual for Zoology, Pine Manor College, 1976-present
  • Laboratory Manual for Cell Biology, Pine Manor College (revised biannually), 1970-present

Language Proficiencies

  • French, read and speak fluently
  • Spanish, read fluently

Scientific Societies

  • Sigma Xi
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society of Zoologists
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Society for Women’s Health Research

Community Service

  • New England Organ Bank
  • Salvation Army – Miracle Kitchen
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital – Patient Advocacy Committee
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • Lymphoma and Leukemia Society
  • Murray Historical Society, Murray, Idaho

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