Faculty Profiles

Jonna M. Coombs

Associate Professor And Graduate Coordinator Of Environmental Studies Program
Biology

Science Building Room 110
516.877.4196
516.877.4209
COOMBS@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (2000)

B.S., University of Maine (1994)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

The study of biology is the quest to understand the fundamental rules that govern the vast diversity of life on planet earth. Although the scope of the science of biology is broad, it impacts our lives in specific ways every single day. As a teacher, it is my objective to pass on knowledge about the ideas and history of the science, to present an in-depth exploration of the subject and its many facets. Course content, while important, is not the only measure for learning in the classroom, however. Biology is not a static science. It is constantly being reviewed and improved as we learn more about the natural world around us. To that end, my purpose as a teacher is to prepare students, not just by teaching the facts as they are understood today, but by providing the training to develop the scientific skills of observation, persistence, critical thinking, and creativity that will serve them in the future.

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