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Elmer J. Stewart, Jr.
Department of Biology
Title:Professor of Biology
Degrees:PhD, University of Arkansas
MS, Tennessee Technological University
BS, Saint Mary’s College (MD)
Office:Jim and Helen Fugitte Science Center - Room 225
Phone:(270) 384-8090

Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Behavior, Animal Diversity, Ecology, Natural Selection, and Organismal Biology.

I came to Lindsey Wilson College in the spring of 1989 after accepting a position as assistant professor of biology.  The position gave me the opportunity to build the biology program from the ground up and support to finish my doctorate.  I earned my Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Arkansas in 1992 and since then I continued to enjoy the opportunity to teach some of the finest students of LWC. I am approaching my twentieth year of teaching and look forward to another twenty.

One of the reasons I accepted a position at LWC was the natural beauty of Appalachia.  It didn't hurt to have a world class trout river thirty minutes from the house.  So yes, I fish a lot and trout fishing has been one of my "outside the classroom" interests for a long time.  I also enjoy the hunting game and this interest caused me to by a small farm which keeps me busy.  There is always something to fix on a farm. 

My approach to teaching I suppose, follows a practical philosophy.  I simply try to remember what it was like sitting in that chair, in the classroom, taking notes, and trying to comprehend the professor's lesson.  With this approach I try to lay out a lesson plan in a student friendly way.  It seems to work.  Additionally, I take pride in my demonstrations and experimental laboratories.  In short, they work. 

I have been blessed with an administration that has been very good at funding and supporting excellent laboratory equipment.  And so I have had the opportunity to continually upgrade and supply an excellent learning environment.

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