Dr. Robert Dawley holds degrees in zoology from Wayne State University and the University of Connecticut. Before arriving at Ursinus in 1989, he taught at Cornell University and Bowdoin College.
Dawley enjoys teaching first-year students in BIO-101, CIE-100, and BIO-324(Darwin and Evolution). When not teaching, Dawley divides his time between writing about Charles Darwin and the Gálapagos Islands and co-directing the Parlee Center for Science and the Common Good (CSCG). He works with student Fellows of the Parlee Center to bring speakers to campus, and to engage the campus community in a conversation about science and society.
- B.S., B.A., M.S., Wayne State University
- Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Issues in Ecology and Evolution
Common Intellectual Experience I
Biology of the Neotropics
Ecology of suburban mice
“The case for campus-wide core courses,” Phi Beta Kappa Society, Oct 2013
“Educating civically-engaged leaders in science,” HHMI meeting, Oct 2012
Principle author, HHMI grant to Ursinus College ($800,000), May, 2012