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consultant , Biology educator

Joel Harris Ostroff, American biology educator, consultant. Recipient Award of Merit Environmental Education Department of Education Florida, 1995., Award of Distinction, 1997, Recycling award Keep Florida Beautiful, 1995, 97, 98.


Ostroff, Joel Harris was born on March 9, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Martin and Mary Ruth (McLaughlin) Ostroff.


Bachelor of Science, Guilford College, 1965. Master of Science, St. Louis University, 1967. Postgraduate, Florida Institute of Technology, 1981.


Teacher Deland (Florida) High School, 1967-1968. Associate professor Brevard Community College, Cocoa, Florida, 1968-1999. Instructor, researcher Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, 1969-1978.

Microbiologist Terry Corporation, 1989. Professor Southwestern Community College, Sylva, North Carolina, since 1999. Adjunct professor Rollins College, Rockledge, Florida, 1981-1991, University Center Florida, Orlando, since 1991.

Consultant ecologist OIKOS Environmental Consultant, Melbourne, since 1975.


  • Avocations: conchology, hiking, cross stitching, American-Indian lore, folk music.


  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: Life, Service and Communities, 1999.


Volunteer emergency medical technician Harbor City Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Melbourne, 1973-1993. Cubmaster Pack 197 Boy Scouts American, Melbourne Beach, Florida, 1979-1980, assistant scoutmaster Troop 195, Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, 1981. Member American Society Microbiology, Anaerobe Society of America.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: conchology, hiking, cross stitching, American-Indian lore, folk music.


Married Linda Barbara Jane Albright, June 7, 1964. Children: Niccole Mari, Justin Scott.

Martin Ostroff

Mary Ruth (McLaughlin) Ostroff

Linda Barbara Jane Albright

Niccole Mari Ostroff

Justin Scott Ostroff