Listee Features — Biology

Mona Dickson Jensen

MONA DICKSON JENSEN

Recognized as a pioneer for women in the corporate sector, Mona Dickson Jensen, PhD, is proud to have set the bar. She had been interested in mathematics and sciences since childhood and despite the fact that women didn’t frequent those fields at the time, she decided to pursue them anyway. Dr. Jensen proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966, a PhD from Cornell University in 1973 and a Master of Business Administration in 1983. Notably, she was one of only 22 women in her undergraduate class. Dr. Jensen then used her knowledge and training to obtain positions such as senior scientist, project manager, manager of reagent systems applications, senior research and development

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Nancy Goodyear

NANCY L. GOODYEAR

Spending her time as a youth picking up snakes and other reptiles in her yard, Nancy L. Goodyear, EdD, was inspired to go into her profession by her high school biology teacher, Ms. Farnbee. Thus, she grew up always loving nature and animals. She began her career as a secondary teacher on the foreign mission board of the Southern Baptist Convention in Richmond, Virginia, in 1969, remaining in this position for two years before serving as a secondary science teacher within Pine Bluff School Systems in Arkansas from 1971 to 1976. She then joined Bainbridge College in Georgia as a biology professor from 1976 to 2001. In addition to this long tenure, Dr. Goodyear taught adjunctively at a number of

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KAREN WYLIE PRYOR

Hardworking and devoted to her field, Karen Wylie Pryor is an author and marine mammal consultant whose work combines the tools of ethnology and behaviorism. She was trained as a marine biologist in the 1960s, and has served as a researcher and consultant on marine mammal issues to the fishing industry and to government. ​ As the daughter of renowned author Philip Wylie, Ms. Wylie Pryor grew up learning the value of words and literature. Although her main passion was science, she was still able to follow in his footsteps by writing articles and popular books about her research and studies. Some of Ms. Wylie Pryor’s books include “Nursing Your Baby,” “Lads before the Wind: Adventures in Porpoise Training,” and

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HARUKO KAZAMA

Noted for her work as a plant biologist, Haruko Kazama has led a long and exciting career at the International Christian University (ICU). Her first position with the institution was assistant professor, and she rapidly moved up the chain, becoming assistant professor, full professor, and, as of 2009, counselor. She continues to serve in these roles to this day. ​ During her distinguished career, Dr. Kazama was a fellow at both the Australian National University and the University of Liverpool. She was also a part-time lecturer at the University of Tokyo and a lecturer in the science program at the Nippon Hoso Kyokai Japan Broadcasting Corp. In addition, she received a grant from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture

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