West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; Ph.D., Plant Pathology, 2005
West Chester University, West Chester, PA; M.A., Biology; 1984
University of PennsylvaniaÂ Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA; Histotechnology; 1980
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; B.S., Biology, 1976ÂTeaching Overview:
I have been teaching since 1988. I spent 2 years asÂ graduate teaching asistant (General Biology) at West Virginia University, andÂ 2 yearsÂ as instructorÂ Â (General Biology, Environmental Science, and Anatomy and Physiology) at Massachusetts Bay Community College, Wellesley, MA, prior to moving to ASC in 1993. While in Massachusetts, I was also involved in training sessions for the Certified Arborists Training Program, and ran workshops on organic plant disease control practices for the Northeast (formerly Natural)Â Organic Farming Association (NOFA).
At Alfred State, I have taught the following courses: General Biology/Biology Lab, Human Biology/BiologyLab, Anatomy and Physiology Lab, Environmental Science, Botany, Pathophysiology, Plant Pathology/Pathology Lab, Microbiology, Technical Writing, Topics in Biology, Biology Seminar, and First Year College Experience.Â ÂResearch:
I spent six years at West Virginia Univeristy (1984-1990) on chestnut blight control research. My dissertation is entitled:"The Effects of Hypovirulent Cryphonectria parasitica Inoculum, Developmental Stages of Cankers, and Time of year of Wounding on the Survivial of the American Chestnut."
IÂ spent one year (1976-77) involved in skin cancer research at Temple Univeristy, Phiadelphia, PA.
I was ivolved in undergreaduate guided research in genetics and field ecology at the University of Cincinnati.