Professor, Biological Sciences

Saddleback College

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Phone: 949.582.4910

Office 256 SM

twitter: #bioprofjane


BromeliadsHummingbirdsMonarch butterfly caterpillar

Photo at top taken at San Diego Safari Park 
  Middle: Bromeliad, hummingbird nestlings, 

monarch butterfly caterpillar

from my backyard, Capistrano Beach.

Bottom taken at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 2013






Biology is the study of living things.  I have taught Biology, as a full-time faculty member at Saddleback College since 1990, and I love my job!  I adore teaching and I have a passion for the subjects in the biological sciences.  I hope this translates to a positive student experience in all of my classes.

I teach Introduction to Biology (Bio 20), Modern Theories of Evolution (Bio 40) and Human Anatomy (Bio 11). I teach Bio 40 as a DE (distance education) class, and Bio 20 and Bio 40 as hybrid DE classes (lectures are online and labs are face-to-face).

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Biology is everywhere... we live in a world surrounded by living things; plants, animals, fungi, and microscopic things.  We are living entities; as human beings, we grow and develop, we reproduce, we are affected by aging, diseases, and disorders.  We live in an environment increasingly affected by the burgeoning numbers of our species on this Earth, and the numbers of other species decline as a result.  We need to be educated individuals, and to understand the basics of biology, as it relates to ourselves, and to the world around us.  My goal is to empart to my students this understanding of biology, to stimulate curiosity about living things, to become educated voting citizens on topics relating to biology and the environment-- and to hopefully give you a long-lasting appreciation for the beauty of nature.


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Course Materials

from Previous Semesters

Updated documents for Fall '14 will be emailed to registered students in August

Materials from Spring '14

Biology 11; Human Anatomy

Materials from Spring '14

Biology 20; Introduction to Biology

Materials from Fall '13
Bio 40: Modern Theories of Evolution


     During the spring of 2013, I was on sabbatical and I investigated many technological tools that I am now using in my online and  hybrid DE courses.  Links below are for the sabbatical report, as well as the accompanying appendices.