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David Lovejoy, Ph.D.

david lovejoy

dlovejoy@westfield.ma.edu
221A Wilson Hall
413-572-5307 office
413-572-8109 fax

Education

B.A.,University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Joined Westfield State University in 1970

Specialization

Local Flora
Massachusetts Natural History

Teaching

Philosophy: My classroom approach differs considerably between courses, and sometimes even within an individual course. Some courses (e.g. Flora of Massachusetts, portions of Environmental biology and Plant Communities) include a lot of specific information which I attempt to present clearly and with pertinent examples, primarily by lecture. In other courses (e.g. Teaching Secondary School Biology, portions of Evolution and Plant Communities) I encourage considerable discussion and/or provide the opportunity for individual student projects. In all courses, I support the notion of students taking some responsibility for their own education and encourage them to use the course instructor as one of the many resources available to help them learn a new field.

Fall 2015 Teaching Schedule:

Course Section Location Time
BIOL 230 LECTURE 001 Wilson 207 TR 9:45-11:00
BIOL 102 LECTURE 004 Wilson 207 TR 2:15-3:30
BIOL 102 LAB 04A Wilson 221 W 9:20-11:15
BIOL 102 LAB 04B Wilson 221 W 12:35-2:25
BIOL 102 LAB 04C Wilson 221 M 9:20-11:15

Fall 2015 Office hours:

M 1:00-2:30, T 11:15-12:00, R 11:15-12:00.

Courses that Dr. Lovejoy teaches:

BIOL 102: Environmental Biology
BIOL 200: Natural History in America
BIOL 305: Plant Communities
BIOL 216: Flora of Massachusetts
BIOL 230: Evolution