Listee Features — Biology

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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