Listee Features — Biology

INGEGERD HELLSTROM

Having earned the distinguished title of a professor emeritus in 2006, Ingegerd Hellström, MD, PhD, previously served as a faculty member at the University of Washington in Seattle for 40 incredible years. During this time, she notably instructed students as a professor of microbiology, pathology and immunology. She also had the opportunity to conduct extensive medical research throughout her tenure on campus. Dr. Hellström formerly excelled as a research associate and assistant professor in the Department of Tumor Biology at her alma mater, Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm between 1959 and 1966. Apart from her commitments at the University of Washington, Dr. Hellström was active on the general assembly for the GM Research Foundation. She has also served as a member

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BILLIE T. KETCIOS ZUMO

Leading a long and successful career as a biologist and educator, Billie T. Ketcios Zumo retired in 1999 from Central High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, after more than three and a half decades of excellence. She formerly taught for five years at Carey Junior High School in Cheyenne and for one year as an English language teacher at McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne. Additionally, Ms. Zumo held a faculty appointment at Laramie County Community College as a biology educator. Initially, Ms. Zumo became involved in her profession because she had aspirations of becoming a doctor. After her older sister received a college degree, she felt she could not go on to become a doctor, as it would be too

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MARY VARNEY RORTY

With over 55 years of experience in her field, Mary Varney Rorty, PhD, is best known her for role in helping others teaching ethical uncertainty. She currently serves as a clinical associate professor, specializing in Aristotle’s philosophy and the new genesis. She has previously worked at the University of Virginia, the State University of New York at Buffalo, Ryder College, Douglass College, San Francisco State University and the University of California Santa Cruz. Additionally, she received a fellowship from the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. Dr. Rorty obtained her Master of Arts in clinical ethics from the University of Virginia in 1994 and attended Johns Hopkins University in 1970, where she received a PhD. She obtained an undergraduate degree from

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Kimberle Chapin

KIMBERLE CHAPIN

With more than 30 years of experience to her credit, Dr. Kimberle Chapin began her career in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Yale-New Haven Hospital, in which she was a resident from 1988 to 1990, a clinical fellow between 1990 and 1991, a chief resident from 1990 until 1991 and the assistant director of clinical microbiology from 1991 to 1992. Following these appointments, she worked as a clinical instructor at the Yale School of Nursing between 1990 and 1992. From 1992 until 1998, Dr. Chapin was active at the University of South Alabama in a number of capacities, such as an assistant professor of pathology, an associate professor of pathology, an associate professor of medicine and an associate

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Dorothy Chappell

DOROTHY FIELD CHAPPELL

Dorothy Field Chappell, PhD, is a biologist and educator with more than 40 years of service to her discipline. Inspired by her passion for helping others develop and grow, she initially pursued an education at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, graduating in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science. She continued her studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, earning a Master of Science in 1973. Dr. Chappell concluded her academic efforts with a PhD at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1977. From 1977 to 1994, Dr. Chappell excelled as a professor of biology and the chair of the Department of Biology at Wheaton College in Illinois. She subsequently found success at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, serving as

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Shirley Pritchett-Hilton

SHIRLEY PRITCHETT-HILTON

Inspired by America’s first female state Supreme Court justice, Justice Juanita Kidd Stout, Shirley Pritchett-Hilton, DD, ThD, PhD, is a global pastor, teacher, Christian counselor, professor of foundational hematology, oncology, neurology and biology, typist and editor, roles which she believes were chosen for her by the Lord. A retired public school teacher of the Philadelphia Board of Education, she served as an administrative judicial secretary for Hon. Judge Stout in Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1984. She was also president and senior pastor of Glory International University and Ministries in Philadelphia, and international chief executive officer of the International Warriors for Equality and Justice (IWEJ). Serving as an associate pastor in numerous churches, Dr. Pritchett-Hilton’s excellent Sunday school and university teachers

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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. Formby. 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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