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Instructor joins biology faculty

August 5, 2010

Christy Wolovich will join MacMurray’s biology program as an assistant professor this fall. Wolovich will teach environmental biology, evolution, general biology, botany, zoology and human biology.

Wolovich comes to MacMurray from St. Mary's College of Maryland where she taught ecology and animal behavior classes as part of a study abroad program with the University of the Gambia.

“I am excited to teach at a small liberal arts college,” said Wolovich. “MacMurray College will afford me the opportunity to work closely with students, allowing for more creativity in the classroom. I hope to inspire students to think critically, not only about the lecture topics, but also about everyday issues.”

Before teaching at St. Mary’s College, Wolovich worked for DuMond Conservancy for Primates and Tropical Forests Inc. in Miami, Fla., where she developed and taught a field course at Monkey Jungle. She has also taught at Bucknell University.

“Dr. Wolovich has a strong background in field research, and she is also creative in the classroom. I believe our students will benefit from her experience,” said JoEllen Brannan, Chair of the Division of Nursing and the Division of Natural Sciences.

Wolovich earned a Bachelor’s from the University of North Florida and a Ph.D. from the University of Miami. She also completed a Latin American primate conservation biology field course in Argentina.

Wolovich’s dissertation research focused on social behavior of the monogamous owl monkey.

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