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biology educator

Iris Jane Turkenkopf, American biology educator. Recipient Professional award National Science Foundation, 1979-1980; grantee National Institutes of Health Obesity Core Center, 1987-1988.


Turkenkopf, Iris Jane was born on December 13, 1943 in Brooklyn. Daughter of David Leonard and Sally Ray (Hoffman) Geller.


Bachelor of Science, City University of New York, 1965. Master of Science, Vassar College, 1967. Master in Philosophy, Columbia University, 1981.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1981.


Professor department biology Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, New York, since 1987, chair director natural science, 1991-1994, coordinator biology, 1989-1991, chair department biology, 1983-1989. Adjunct professor department biology Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1987-1993.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (book) Genetic and Metabolic Aspects of Obesity, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman Poughkeepsie Sloop Festival, 1974, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Hudson Valley council, 1971. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association of University Women, American Association for Study of Obesity, American Institute Nutrition, B'nai B'rith Women (chapter president 1972-1973).


Married Leonard Saul Turkenopf, June 27, 1965. Children: Howard, Fleurette.

David Leonard Geller

Sally Ray (Hoffman) Geller

Leonard Saul Turkenopf

Howard Turkenkopf

Fleurette Turkenkopf