I received my Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Cincinnati, a Master in Education from the College of Mount St. Joseph, a Master of Arts in Teaching Biology from Miami University and a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology from Union Institute and University.
I joined the Wilmington College faculty in the winter of 2014 to teach Human Nutrition. I am interested in many areas of Biology. I enjoy teaching students and seeing students make connections from the classroom to the real world. I have over forty years of teaching experience and still enjoy working with students. I have received the 2013 award of service from the Hefner Natural Museum at Miami University. In 2000 I was selected for the Leader Alliance in Biological Science. This was a program sponsored by The National Science Foundation. Also, in 1997 I was a Howard Hughes Scholar at Miami University. My current area of interest is in Phytochemicals and the use of medicinal plants for the maintenance of human health and treatment of illnesses.