Dr. Jacqueline S. McLaughlin
is an assistant professor of biology at Penn State Berks-Lehigh
Valley College where she instructs introductory biology courses
including: Biodiversity & Basic Concepts, Function and Development
of Organisms, Human Physiology, Human Biology, and a biotechnology
course, DNA in Practice.
She received a baccalaureate degree in biology/chemistry from
New College of U.S.F., a master's degree in cell and developmental
biology from The Florida State University, and a Ph.D. in cell
and developmental biology from Rutgers University/Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School.
Dr. McLaughlin's past research has focused on fertilization
and corneal development. Presently, her research interests include
the development and physiology of the vertebrate heart, and exploring
first-hand the biodiversity and biocomplexity of our world biomes.
Key to all her present research is the production of interactive
web-based learning tools that allow students and other instructors
to "do" and "experience" biology in and out of the classroom.
In this light, she has authored numerous web-sites for Penn State,
The Biology Place and the Society for Developmental Biology.
Dr. McLaughlin is an active member of numerous biological societies
which allows her numerous opportunities to lead teaching workshops
and publish her pedagogical ideas. She was the 2001 recipient
of the National Association of Biology Teachers "Four-Year College
and University Outstanding Teacher Award."
M. Zervanos, associate professor of biology, has been
with the university for over twenty-eight years.
He has a baccalaureate degree in biology from Albright College,
a master's degree in zoology from Penn State University and a
Ph.D. in biology from Arizona State University.
He teaches courses in physiology, biodiversity, evolution, and
ecology. His research has focused on the adaptational biology
of mammals in such diverse habitats as the deserts of Arizona,
the tundra of Alaska, the coastal islands of eastern U.S. and
the rainforests of South America.
Dr. Zervanos is the author of over 25 research
publications and his current research involves the kidney adaptations
of peccaries and the bioenergetics of woodchuck hibernation.
Previous Biology 297/497 Expeditions Include:
Australia, 2001~ From
Coral Reef To Rainforest
Alaska, 2000 ~ From Temperate Rainforest
Ecuador, 1999 ~ From the Rainforest
to the Galapagos