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Our Department:

The goal of the Science department is to develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. It is important that students develop an understanding of how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. It is also necessary that students develop an understanding of how science is shaped by historical and social contexts.

Our students will learn how to use the scientific method and how to develop and test hypotheses in order to draw defensible conclusions. They will learn how to evaluate scientific evidences and argument. They will learn how to describe not only the basic principles of the physical universe, but also the concepts of the nature, organization, and evolution of living systems. They will also learn how human choices have affected the earth and living systems.

Degree requirements:

Students earning an Associates of Arts degree are required to take at least 8-credit hours of science. Typically a student will take at least two science classes. A student is required to take one life science class and one physical science class. One of these classes must have a laboratory component.

Members of our Department:

The Science Department is staffed by eight full-time faculty members and numerous adjunct faculty members. 

Ms. Jodi Rowland is the Science Department Chair.  Ms. Nancy Petersen is the Science Fair Coordinator. 

Our full-time instructors are:

Dr. Nathan Calkins

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Chemistry

(573) 518-2325

Office #15
ncalkins@MineralArea.edu

Introductory Chemistry

Organic Chemistry I and II

 

Dr. Rhonda Gamble 

Professor

Ph.D. Physiological Sciences

(573) 518-2195

Office #227
rhonda@MineralArea.edu

Essentials of Microbiology

Human Anatomy

Human Physiology

Microbiology

Reading in Honors

Research in Honors

Ms. Zoe Geist

Instructor

M.S. Biology

(573) 518- 

Office #35
zgeist@MineralArea.edu

General Biology

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Ms. Nancy Petersen

Professor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 518-2227

Office #231
npeterse@MineralArea.edu

 Environmental Science

Field Biology

General Botany

General Zoology

Introduction to Biological Science

Local Flora

Ms. Jodi Rowland

Assistant Professor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 518-3824

Office #229

jrowland@MineralArea.edu

General Biology

School Health

Dr. George Saum

Physics Instructor

Ph.D. Physics

(573) 518-2174

Office #223A
gsaum@MineralArea.edu

College Physics I and II

Engineering Mech - Dynamics

Engineering Mechanics - Statics

General Physics I and II

Introduction to Electrical Engineering

Introductory Astronomy

Mr. Brian Scheidt

Associate Professor

M.S. Geology

(573) 518-2314

Office #233
bscheidt@MineralArea.edu

Earth Science with lab

Earth Science I without lab

Oceanography

Physical Geology

Dr. Margaret Williams

Professor

Ph.D. Chemistry

(573) 518-2150

Office #29
mwilliam@MineralArea.edu

General Chemistry I and II

Introductory Chemistry

Qualitative Analysis

 

Our adjunct instructors are:

Ms. Tiffanie Atherton

Instructor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 518-2352

Office #235

tatherton@mineralarea.edu

General Biology

on the Main Campus, Fall 2017

Mr. Korey Byers

Instructor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 518-2352

Office #235

kbyers@mineralarea.edu

General Biology

on the Main Campus, Fall 2017

Mr. Dan Green

Instructor

M.S. Natural Sciences

(573) 547-4143

drgreen@mineralarea.edu

General Biology

at Perryville, Fall 2017

Ms. Sondra Kekec

Instructor

M.S. Chemistry

(573) 547-4143

skekec@mineralarea.edu

Introductory Chemistry

at Perryville, Fall 2017

Mr. Randy Reese

Instructor

M.S. Life Science

(573) 438-2156, ext 43

rreese@mineralarea.edu

General Biology

at Potosi, Fall 2017

Mr. John Wright

Instructor

M.S. Basic Medical Science

(573) 783-7932

jwright@mineralarea.edu

General Biology

at Fredericktown, Fall 2017

Our dual-credit instructors are:
             

Ms. Rebecca Bales

Instructor

M.S. Natural Science

Introductory Chemistry

at Farmington High School,

2017-2018

Ms. Rebecca Henson

Instructor

M.S. Natural Science

General Biology

at Fredericktown High School,

2017-2018

Ms. Sondra Kekec

Instructor

M.S. Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry

at North County High School,

2017-2018

Mr. Mike Logan

Instructor

M.S. Biology

General Biology

at Central High School,

2017-2018

Mr. Randy Reese

Instructor

M.S. Biology

General Biology

at Potosi High School,

2017-2018

Ms. Sharon Reeves

Instructor

M.S. Biology

General Biology,

Human Anatomy and Physiology,

at Farmington High School,

2017-2018