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Betty L. Black received a B.A. degree in Biology from Lindenwood College, an M.S. degree from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. from Washington University (St. Louis). She pursued postdoctoral studies at Washington University Medical School, joined the faculty at NC State University in 1979, and is currently a Professor of Zoology. She conducts research on development of embryonic intestine in birds and mammals, and teaches a 2-semester course in Developmental Anatomy plus an internet distance education course in Histology. She recently received a University award for “Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology.”
Contact: betty_black@ncsu.edu
Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver is an Associate Professor at NC State University. She received a B.S and M.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. An evolutionary ecologist, she is interested in identifying factors that shape the mating systems of grasshoppers and katydids. She currently teaches introductory biology courses in the Biological Sciences Program and Evolution in the Zoology Department. She has modernized biology teaching laboratories, authored software that extends the laboratory experience, and is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at NC State University.
Contact: mnfeaver@unity.ncsu.edu
Harold Heatwole is an ecologist with a BS degree in Botany, an MS in Zoology, a PhD each in Zoology and Botany, and a DSc in Herpetology. His research encompasses both invertebrates and vertebrates, has taken him to all 7 continents, and has involved vegetation dynamics; community ecology of islands and of deserts; herbivory in tree canopies; thermal ecology and water balance; diving physiology; and population biology; he is one of the foremost authorities in the world on sea snakes. He has published 296 scientific articles and 7 books and edited two multi-volume series: Amphibian Biology; Ecology in Australia. He has been president of the Australian Society of Herpetologists, the Great Barrier Reef Committee, and was Foundation President of the Australian Coral Reef Society. He is a Fellow of the Explorer's Club. As a faculty member of the University of Michigan, University of Puerto Rico, The University of New England (Australia), and NC State University, he taught General Biology, Animal Diversity, Comparative Anatomy, Ecology, Vertebrate Biology, Comparative Physiology, Herpetology, Biogeography, Animal Behavior, and Desert Ecology, and has organized field courses to the Great Barrier Reef, the Galapagos, and Antarctica. Currently, he is engaged in developing videography as a means of enhancing web-based courses in Zoology.
Contact: harold_heatwole@ncsu.edu