I am a Professor of Biology and former Chair of the Biology Department at St. Mary's College of Maryland. My scientific field is microbiology (mainly bacteriology). I hold the endowed chair - Aldom-Plansoen Honors College Professor. I am former Editor-in-Chief for the American Society for Microbiology's Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education and a former Commissioner for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. My hobbies include sports (basketball, tennis, racquetball, softball, volleyball), beer brewing (Byrd Brew - Give your friend the Byrd!) and singing in the choir at St. Cecilia Church in St. Mary's City, MD. Below you see me on my toy - a 1996 Honda Shadow VLX.
Ph.D. - University of Maryland, 1991; M.S. - The Pennsylvania State University, 1985; B.S. - Cook College, Rutgers University, 1983.
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