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Thomas Ellsworth Hemmerly

biology professor

Thomas Ellsworth Hemmerly, American biology professor. Certified in secondary teaching State of Tennessee, 1955. Named Distinguished University Scientist, Tennessee Academy of Sciences, 2000; Fellowship, 1987. Member of Sigma Xi.

Background

Hemmerly, Thomas Ellsworth was born on May 9, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Francis Floyd Hemmerly and Jessie Mai Cashdollar.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Trevecca Nazarene College, Nasville, 1953. Master of Arts in Biology, George Peabody College Teachers, Nashville, 1955. Educational Specialist in Biology, Peabody College Teachers, Nashville, 1964.

Doctor of Philosophy in General Biology- Plant Ecology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1976.

Career

Research assistant George Hunter Laboratory Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical School, 1959—1960. Assistant professor biology & chemistry Trevecca Nazarene College, 1960—1964. Assistant professor biology Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 1964—1968, associate professor biology, 1968—1979, professor biology, since 1979.

Achievements

  • Certified in secondary teaching State of Tennessee, 1955.

Works

  • Author: (book) Wildflowers of the Central South, Appalachian Wildflowers, Ozark Wildflowers. Co-author: Wildflowers of Tennessee, The Ohio Valley and Southern Appalachians. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of Sigma Xi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, photography.

Connections

Married Beverly Martha Luckey, March 19, 1952. Children: Kathy Sue, Thomas Everett.

father:
Francis Floyd Hemmerly

mother:
Jessie Mai Cashdollar

spouse:
Beverly Martha Luckey

children:
Kathy Sue Hemmerly

Thomas Everett Hemmerly