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Dr. James Barnett

 Dr. James Barnett joined the faculty in the fall of 1985, and now, 28 years and thousands of students later, he remains clearly focused on teaching.

A native of Boston, Barnett grew up in San Francisco and earned a bachelor of science and a Ph.D. in animal physiology from the University of California at Davis. He has been recognized several times for excellence in teaching by the Pennsylvania Academy for the Profession of Teaching, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and our Boniface Wimmer Faculty Award.

During his career, Barnett has taught introductory biology for science majors and non-majors, exercise and sports physiology, mammalian physiology, and for the graduate program, advanced anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. 

"I have worked closely with students in a number of roles – in the classroom, as a senior research mentor, as an advisor and as chair of the Pre-professional Health Committee. There are many ways to teach both inside and outside the classroom, both personal and educational.”