Dave Clarke

Dave ClarkeMY JOB: I teach Human Anatomy (BIO 2700), Human Physiology (BIO 2800), Human Biology (BIO 1500) and Biology Preparation (BIO 0891).

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: I attended Southwestern Community College in the San Diego area and completed my general education requirements there. After taking a break from school to work as a seasonal firefighter for the Forest Service, I returned to California State University at Stanislaus and completed my Bachelor of Science in Biology. Another stint in the real world, this time as a construction worker, sent me scurrying back to school. This time I attended San Diego State University and in 1989 received my Master of Science in Molecular Biology.  I also spent two summers ('93 and '94) running a field research crew on the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve in Alaska as part of the Global Change Research Group at SDSU. This group works on carbon cycling. See their webpage at http://gcrg.sdsu.edu/

TEACHING BACKGROUND: Upon graduation, I decided my future was in teaching. For the next seven years, I taught a variety of classes at most of the community colleges in the San Diego area, as well as at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. I've been here at COS since 1996.