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Hi, I am glad that you are visiting my home page. I teach biology at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. I am also an advisor for those in the pre-professional program in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.) and those seeking teaching certification in science. The courses I teach include: General Ecology, Invertebrate Zoology, Limnology, Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Evolutionary Biology, Global Change, Endangered Ecosystems, Atmosphere and Biosphere, and Darwin and the Origin of Species.
I grew up in Dawson, Texas, and went to school there for twelve years. After that I attended Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, where I received my Associates Degree. I received my Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. My PhD came from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. All of my graduate work focused on aquatic biology with an emphasis in microcrustaceans.
I began my teaching career as a graduate assistant at Stephen F. Austin teaching zoology and botany labs. My next assignment was as an instructor of biology at Ranger College in Ranger, Texas. After that I spent 18 years at Texarkana College. I have been at A&M-Texarkana since 2000.
I enjoy music (most all types) and reading (science, mystery, science fiction and biography and other genres). I am married to Ellen Allard. I have two children of my own and one stepson who has two young girls and one on the way.
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