Faculty & Staff Profiles

Jeffery T. Burkhart, Ph.D. (1999)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Biology Department
Fletcher Jones Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biology

Ph.D., Arizona State University
B.A., Humboldt State University
My major training and interests are in the areas of ecology, natural history and evolution. As an undergraduate, I devoted much of my study to marine biology. In graduate school my interests shifted to the biology of desert plants and animals. Since completing my graduate training I have pursued interests in grassland ecology, herpetology, coral reef ecology, tropical biology and the biology of venomous animals. The majority of my research heavily involves undergraduate students.

I teach a wide variety of courses including the following: Animal Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, Environmental Biology, Evolution, Research Methods, Tropical Biology, Desert and Mountain Biology, and Religion, Ethics and Sustainibility. Also, each year I teach a course in Venomous Animals of the Mojave Desert for the Desert Institute of Joshua Tree National Park.

Finally, in the past three years I have offered, or participated in, January field courses in the countries of Belize, Mexico (Baja California), and Ecuador. In addition to the normal class activities of these courses, three students have conducted senior research projects.

Contact Information:
Phone: 4599
Campus Location:
Central Campus, La Verne, CA
Mainiero Building 258

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