Benjamin Jellen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: VOS 217A
Phone: (618) 537-6096
Ph.D., Biology, Saint Louis University (2010)
M.S., Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Illinois (2005)
B.S., Biology, University of Illinois (1999)
"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." ~ Mark Twain
Courses are designed to develop/enhance a student's critical thinking abilities using scientific doctrine and experimentation. Courses taught include: Introductory Biology, Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Evolution, Developmental Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy.
I am interested in the reproductive ecology/physiology, behavior, and conservation of animals with a particular interest in amphibians and reptiles.
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
American Midland Naturalist
Environmental Awareness Committee
Institutional Review Board