Darla French, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

  • Office: Armington Learning Center, 430
  • Telephone: (606) 218-5616
  • E-mail: DarlaFrench@upike.edu

BIO 151/152 Principles of Biology I/II
BIO 313 Botany
BIO 383 Nature of Science
BIO 480 Senior Seminar
BIO 200 Sustainable Living in a Modern World
BIO 365 Introduction to Ornithology
BIO 360 Natural History of Belize
BIO 490 Restoration Ecology
EDU 414 Teaching Methods for High School Biology
FS 102 First-Year Studies for Science Majors
PED 151 Self-defense for Women
PED 142/242/243 Belly Dance Beginner/Intermediate/Performance
REL 389 Religion & Nature

Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Life Sciences/Forestry & Natural Resources from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

M.S.Ed. – Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

B.A. – Biology from the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)

Teaching license for grades 7-12 agriculture and biology (Indiana licensure), 2006-present

  1. French, D.G. and Browning, J. (2019). Poster: Science and Religion in Symbiosis: A Collaborative Learning Experience for Biology Majors in a Liberal Arts Undergraduate Setting. Presented at National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference (Chicago, IL; November).
  2. French, D.G. and Browning, J. (2019). Roundtable Discussion: Science and Religion in Symbiosis: Part 2 – A Follow-Up Discussion to Last Year’s Presentation, “A Collaborative Learning Experience for Biology Majors in a Liberal Arts Undergraduate Setting”. Presented at Mid-Atlantic Association for Science Teacher Educators (Pipestem State Park, WV; September).
  3. French, D.G. (2017). Presentation: Making sustainability relevant to today’s college students through experiential learning. Presented at the Engaging Kentucky Undergraduates through Experiential Education conference (Danville, KY; March 21).
  4. Williams, K., Fugate, E., French, D., Meyer, M., Runyon, A., and Steigerwalt, J. (2016). Presentation: Promoting faculty and academic librarian collaboration: A panel discussion. Presented at the Appalachian College Association Annual Summit Meeting (Kingsport, TN; September 28-October 1).
  5. French, D.G. and Meyer, M.J. (2015). Poster: The use of high-impact and non-cognitive educational practices in building classroom communities in a variety of biology courses. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting (Lexington, KY; November 13-15).