John Roe and Brandi Norman join the faculty
(beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year):
Dr. Roe comes to Pembroke after a two year post-doc at Indiana-Purdue University. Before that, he completed a B.S. at Davidson College in 1998, a M.S. at Purdue University in 2002, and a Ph.D from the University of Canberra, Australia, in 2008. Dr. Roe was drawn to a career in research and education by an early passion for wildlife and the outdoors where he grew up in Tennessee. He now applies his interests in studying wildlife and environmental interactions, population dynamics, and conservation and management. Dr. Roe has a particular interest in herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians) and aquatic habitats. At UNCP, he will teach courses in Zoology, Field Zoology, Ecology, and Environmental Science. He plans to start a research and teaching program focused around the unique environments and wildlife in the North Carolina Coastal Plain, Sandhills, Lumber River watershed, and Carolina bays.
Brandi Norman has been teaching biology for 15 years, the last four years at the community college level. She recently moved to the area from Abingdon, VA. She has been involved in research on global warming and it's impacts on salamander species in SW Virginia. The collaborative research group received the TIE VA State-level Award, April 2008, for use of Technology in Education through Virginia Highlands Community College, and it received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and Virginia Community College System. Basis for the award was the implementation of GPS units and Vernier Probes with Palm Pilots to gather data in researching the impacts of global warming on rare salamander species. She has a B.S. in Biology from King College in Bristol, TN, and a M.S. in Biology from Radford University in Radford, VA. She is currently teaching Biology 1000 lecture and lab here at UNCP.
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