Meet the Faculty

Meet professor Stacy Goodman! Stacy Goodman is chair and professor of biology here at LVC. She hopes to teach and encourage her students everyday at LVC.

About Biology at LVC

Recent LVC biology graduates have pursued careers as scientists for such companies as Pfizer, DuPont, and The Hershey Company, while others have gone on to work for the government at NIH, the FDA, the EPA, and the Smithsonian. Many have also attended prestigious medical, veterinary, and dental schools. In fact, a remarkable 45 percent of our graduates have gone on to graduate or professional schools in the last five years.

 

Why do our students achieve such success?

Our program combines the in-depth study of biology with a breadth of courses in chemistry and physics. The department's location near LVC's Chemistry and Physics departments provides opportunities for interdisciplinary research, which is excellent preparation for advanced research in graduate or professional school. You'll also learn the broader skills employers seek: critical thinking, writing, speaking, and analysis.

Our biology faculty investigate topics ranging from mammalian physiology and plant ecology to DNA analysis and the role of T cells in the inflammatory response—and they'll involve you in their work. Each of them has a dedicated research laboratory with equipment and instrumentation to carry out advanced experimentation in their discipline. 

Your courses will also include significant lab and field experience, preparing you to use advanced instrumentation and become skilled in the techniques, processes, and the professional expectations of the field.

If you are planning on a career in the health professions, our faculty-led Health Professions Committee will advise you, help you keep your academic progress on track, provide you with information about professional schools and related standardized exams, and prepare you through a rigorous mock interview process to get you ready for medical, dental, veterinary, or other health-related studies.

When I look at the neurosurgery faculty at Penn State Hershey, I see that they attended such schools as Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, and the University of Pennsylvania. But the chairman attended Lebanon Valley College.

University Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Dr. Robert E. Harbaugh '74

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