D.V.M Tuskegee University, 1982
BS University of Kentucky, 1978
At Asbury since 1994
Courses: General Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition
I am a veterinarian-turned-biology professor. One of my favorite aspects of veterinary medicine was teaching clients about the health care of their animals, and that interest eventually grew into a passion for teaching science to college students.
My wife, Lynndy, is a nurse for an outpatient surgery center. My son, Luke, is a 2009 graduate of Asbury with a major in Theatre and Cinema Performance and a minor in Piano Performance. He studies at the Stella Adler Acting Studio in New York City.
My primary interests are in anatomy and physiology. I’m equally fascinated by the spectacular and the trivial.
I work with Dr. Randall in a physiology lab at the University of Kentucky. We are investigating various health conditions and their effects on the neurological control of blood pressure and heart rate. These conditions include spinal cord trauma and diabetes mellitus. We are also studying the effect on the neurological control of blood pressure and heart rate of a drug commonly used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
I enjoy theatre, music, books (favorite authors include: Anton Chekov, Thomas Hardy, Richard Foster, and Thomas Merton), movies, and TV shows from the 1960s and 1970s (favorites include: The Andy Griffith Show, Kung Fu, Star Trek, and The Waltons).