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microbiology educator

Edward Asahel Birge, American microbiology educator. President Bustoz Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, Tempe, 1995; moderator Desert Palm Church, Tempe, 1998, United Christian Church Yakima, 2007. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology (secretary-treasurer Arizona branch 1989-2004).

Background

Birge, Edward Asahel was born on July 30, 1942 in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Edward A. and Dorothy Erlinda (Arneson) Birge.

Education

Bachelor, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1971.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1970-1972. Assistant professor microbiology Arizona State University, Tempe, 1972-1977, associate professor microbiology, 1977—2004, chair microbiology department, 1991-2001, professor emeritus, since 2004. Adjunct faculty Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington, since 2004.

Works

Membership

President Bustoz Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, Tempe, 1995. Moderator Desert Palm Church, Tempe, 1998, United Christian Church Yakima, 2007. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Microbiology (secretary-treasurer Arizona branch 1989-2004).

Connections

Married Lynn Ellen Weber, August 20, 1966 (divorced February 1983). 1 child, Colin; Married Lori G. Pearce, August 31, 1984. Children: Anna, Mara.

father:
Edward A. Birge

mother:
Dorothy Erlinda (Arneson) Birge

spouses:
Lynn Ellen Weber

Lori G. Pearce

children:
Colin Birge

Anna Birge

Mara Birge