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I have been a Biology Professor at the Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus since Fall 2004.

Prior to that I worked at the USDA-ARS research station in Salinas, CA as an agricultural scientist, specifically looking at bacterial diseases on broccoli and its relatives.  I taught a Botany Course at Hartnell College while doing my research, and that experience lured me back into the classroom.

This is my educational background:

PHD Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis

BS Plant Science, Penn State University

AS Environmental Science, Simon’s Rock College