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James Donald Witherspoon

biology educator

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.

Achievements

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

Works

book From Field to Lab: 200 Life Science Experiments for the Amateur Biologist book Laboratory Biology: Investigating Living Systems book Traveler's Companion Florida 98-99 (1st ed) book Laboratory Workbook Biology 2: Built For Living (Pathways in Science) book Laboratory Workbook Biology 2: Built For Living (Pathways in Science)

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