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James Donald Witherspoon

James Donald Witherspoon was American biology educator. Achievements include research on relation of hypoxia to body temperature, innovative methods for biological education. Grantee Grass Foundation, 1962-1972, Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, 1985-1987. Member Arizona Alliance for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (board directors 1986-1988), Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Witherspoon, James Donald was born on December 19, 1933 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Son of Harry H. and Lucy Catherine (Applegate) Witherspoon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1955. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1963.

    Career

    • Instructor Western Maryland College, Westminster, 1960-1968, assistant professor biology. Associate professor Southwestern at Memphis College, 1968-1976. Free-lance writer Phoenix, 1976-1982.

      Adjunct professor Grand Canyon College, 1982-1984, professor, 1984—2006, chairman department science, 1985-1992, acting chairman department mathematics and computer science, 1988-1989. Coordinator allied health Grand Canyon University (formerly Grand Canyon College), 1992-1994, associate dean College of Science and Allied Health, 1994-1998, emeritus professor, since 2006. Consultant Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, 1960-1962, Narco Bio-Sys., Houston, 1972-1976.

      Associate coordinator medical education Southwest Kirksville College Osteopathic Medicine, 1990-1994. Leader American teacher: Eszterhazy Karoly Teachers Training College, Hungary, summers 1991-1993, 2000, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania, summers 1995-1997, 99, 2001-2002.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on relation of hypoxia to body temperature, innovative methods for biological education.

    Works

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Arizona Alliance for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education (board directors 1986-1988), Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Rebecca Jane Hutto, January 24, 1958. Children: Sarah Jane, John Edward.
    • father: Harry H. Witherspoon
    • mother: Lucy Catherine (Applegate) Witherspoon
    • spouse: Rebecca Jane Hutto
    • children: Sarah Jane Witherspoon
    • John Edward Witherspoon
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    Born December 19, 1933
    Nationality
    • 1955
      Purdue University
    • 1960
      Purdue University
    • 1963
      Purdue University
    • 1960 - 1968
      Instructor, Western Maryland College
      Westminster, United Kingdom
    • 1968 - 1976
      associate, professor Southwestern at Memphis College
    • 1976 - 1982
      free-lance writer, Phoenix
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