Hi! I have taught at Saddleback College since 1990. My collegiate background includes a major in Wildlife Management at the University of Nebraska, followed by a Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of California-Davis in Ecology. My graduate work focused on the growth of algae in Lake Tahoe, and my research involved sampling algae by SCUBA.
At Saddleback College, I have taught Introduction to Biology, Human Anatomy, Animal Diversity and Ecology, and Plant Diversity and Genetics.
Currently, I teach Introduction to Biology (Biology 20), Human Anatomy (Biology 11), and Modern Theories of Evolution (Biology 40). My sections of Biology 20 are taught as a hybrid course, with the lectures online and labs face-to-face. Biology 40 is an entirely online class, and I have enjoyed the shift in half of my teaching load to online instruction during the past 9 years. I was on sabbatical in Spring of '13, developed a hybrid distance ed Human Anatomy course, which I have taught since Fall '13. I teach the lecture portion of this class, too, and I teach teach it with a lab instructor who teaches the lab face-to-face
I have a faculty web page, and if you want to see my primary course materials (syllabus, etc.), go to: http://www.saddleback.edu/faculty/jhorlings/index.html If you have questions, please feel free to email me.
My personal interests include gardening, travel, and learning new technology. I love to listen to audio books while I walk on the beach or when I am gardening. I am a volunteer in several organizations and believe in giving back my time and talents.