Howard (Sandy) Whidden

Associate Professor of Biology

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University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   Ph.D. in Biology.  Dissertation: Comparative myology of North American moles with comments on the phylogeny of the Talpidae.   Major advisor:  David J. Klingener. 1995.

University of Florida, Gainesville.   Master of Science in Zoology.  Thesis: An electrophoretic examination of the genus   Pseudobranchus.  Major advisor: Michael M. Miyamoto.  1989.

University of Vermont, Burlington.  Master of Science in Botany. Field Naturalist Option.  1987.

Hobart College, Geneva, NY. Bachelor of Science, Biology. 1981.

I am a mammalogist in the Department of Biological Sciences at East Stroudsburg University.  I have broad interests in the biology of mammals and other vertebrates, including their natural history, conservation, morphology, and systematics.   At ESU, I teach Mammalogy, Conservation Biology, Introductory Biology, and labs for General Ecology.  These courses are described in the page on my teaching interests.  I also have an active research program that involves undergraduate and Master's students, and I have students doing research both in the laboratory and in the field.   Some of this research is described in the page on my research interests.  Finally, the page on Graduate Students describes opportunities at ESU for prospective graduate students interested in mammalogy.

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Howard P. Whidden, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences

130 Moore Biology Hall

East Stroudsburg University

East Stroudsburg, PA  18301