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Professor and Chair of Biology
Office: 208A O'Rielly
Daggett received his Ph.D. at The Pennsylvania State University
in 1993, the year he came to Avila. His research interests
include any question/problem relating to the history of biology
and the biology of microorganisms.
Dr. Daggett teaches introductory biology (Biology 111), general microbiology, immunology, and genetics.
Office:210 B O'Rielly
Dr. Fitch was awarded the Ph.D. by Kansas State University in 1997 and began teaching at Avila that same year. His research interests include neurobiology and invertebrate behavior. Dr. Fitch regularly teaches the following courses: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Physiology, Behavior and the Brain, and Biology Laboratory and Literature Research/Colloquium and Seminar.
Powell earned his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in
1981. He has been at Avila since 1972. His research interests
are focused on the natural history and ecological relationships
of amphibians and reptiles in the West Indies. Dr. Powell
teaches introductory biology, animal form, function, and development,
ecology, evolution, and vertebrate anatomy, as well as interdisciplinary
courses on environmental issues (with Dr. David Wissmann),
the natural and cultural history of Hawaii and the Bahamas
(with Dr. David Wissmann), Darwin and literature (with Dr.
Nancy Cervetti), and the history and science of the Lewis
& Clark expedition (with Dr. Sherry Schirmer). He also
is the head of a summer undergraduate research program offered
every other year and funded by the National Science Foundation.
H, O'Rielly Hall
Gastreich received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas in
Austin in 1996. Her research interests include plant-insect
interactions, predator-prey interactions, indirect effects,
cooperative behavior, tropical ecology and conservation.
She has worked primarily with insects and spiders in Central
and South America . She teaches Introductory Biology
, Anatomy and Physiology Lab , Women in Science (with Dr.
Sherry Schirmer) and Plant Form and Function
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