Faculty Profiles

Lawrence Hobbie

Professor
Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Science Building 122
516.877.4140
hobbie@adelphi.edu

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D, MIT (1989)

B.A., Yale University (1983)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral training in plant molecular genetics, Indiana University, laboratory of Dr. Mark Estelle, 1990-1995.

Sabbatical in science education research, with Dr. Stanley Lo, University of California San Diego, Jan.-June 2020.

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I served in the University's administration as associate provost from 2011 to 2016, and returned to the Biology Dept. in fall 2016. I served as interim associate dean in charge of General Education in Adelphi's College of Arts & Sciences from June through December, 2019. In the past I have taught introductory biology (Bio 111), genetics, cell biology I and II (capstone), genetics project lab, graduate genetics and lab, graduate developmental biology, and courses in science and society. My main teaching interests currently are in introductory biology, genetics (for both biology majors and nursing students), and capstone seminar. My research interests are in both plant molecular genetics, working with Dr. Alexander Heyl on genetics of response to the plant hormone cytokinin, and in science education, trying to identify best practices in the classroom and promote faculty development in evidence-based teaching practices.

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