You could say that education has been an integral part of my life.
Since age five, I have only spent one year where I was not in a classroom either as a student or as a teacher. This time period includes 29 years of teaching that includes science instruction at the high school, community college, university, and graduate levels. It also includes the following degrees: BS in biology education from eastern Mennonite University, MS in biology from James Madison University, PhD in ecology from Rutgers University. I am currently teaching AP biology and general biology at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. This is my first year teaching high school again after having taught science education, ecology, and biology courses for eight years at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas.
My family includes my wife, Susan, a speech-language pathologies, a daughter, Jessica, 18, and a son Reuben who is 14. We live in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Our favorite pastimes include
fall soccer, indoor soccer, spring soccer, summer soccer and any other soccer there is. In addition to soccer, we do like to travel and camp when we have time.
My science background is the past has
included primarily areas related to field biology and has focused primarily on community ecology and wetland ecology.
I am excited about expanding my interests through this institute to areas of molecular biology and genomics.
Courses/Levels taught—Key responsibilities
- AP Biology
- Science Education
Clubs and Extra-Curricular activities
Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
201 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462