Dr. Lisa Regula Meyer
Broadly trained as a community ecologist and herpetologist, my work of late has been focused on integrating sustainability and human health, with a secondary focus on improving the ways we best communicate biological concepts. The best moments in my life are the times when I can use concepts from community (ecology) to improve (human) ecology, as I did with Kent State students on the Trumbull campus, and as my colleagues at Edible Kent and I are doing with the organic food beds in downtown Kent. In my interactions with students, I try to draw from my own experiences as a non-traditional student and a first-generation college student. These experiences, in conjunction with the principles found in the Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophies, encourage me to foster a supportive learning environment that recognizes the collaborative nature of building knowledge, whether it is original work or simply new to that student.
- 2013 Ph.D. Biological Sciences; advisors: Oscar Rocha and Mark Kershner; dissertation title: Invasive Plants and Native Amphibians: The Implications for Amphibian Conservation in Eastern North America, Kent State University
- 2005 B.S. Biology, with distinction; advisor: J. Eric Juterbock; senior thesis title: Genetic Distance as a Function of Geographic Distance in Ohio Dusky Salamanders, Ohio State University
- 2005 B.S. Psychology; Ohio State University