Doctor of Philosophy, September 1982
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Dissertation: "The effects of prescribed burning on mycorrhizae of loblolly pine and their fungal associates" Director: Dr. William J. Stambaugh
Master of Forestry, May 1977
School of the Environment, Duke University Durham, North Carolina
Bachelor of Science, May 1974
Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississippi
Major: Biology Minors: Chemistry, Bible
September 1997 to Present: Assistant Chair, Department of Biology
September 1991 to Present: Professor of Biology
September 1985 to May 1991: Associate Professor of Biology
September 1982 to May 1985: Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology and Chemistry, Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa, California
Responsible for teaching, designing curriculum, and advising.
Developed successful recruiting, marketing and alumni program.
Coordinated selection, purchase and training related to computer hardware and software.
Designed and wrote software for interactive laserdisk technology.
Taught the following courses:
(100 level) Fundamentals of Biology, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
(100 level) Fundamentals of Physical Science, lecture (4 units)
(100 level) Earth Science, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
(100 level) General Biology II, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
(100 level) Botany, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
(200 level) General Microbiology, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
(300 level) Ecology, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
(300 level) Plant Physiology, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
(400 level) Senior Seminar: Ethics in the Sciences (3 units)
September 1987 to Present: Instructor, part-time
Biology Department, Mount San Antonio Community College Walnut, California
Responsible for teaching of:
(100 level) Health Science and Substance Abuse, lecture (3 units)
(100 level) General Biology, lecture and lab (4 units)
February 1982 to August 1982: Research Technician, part-time
Soil Science Department, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Responsible for laboratory analysis of chemical and physical properties of soils from various field experiments
August 1981 to December 1981: Instructor, part-time
Department of Biology, Campbell University
Buies Creek, North Carolina
Responsible for teaching of:
(100 level) Introduction to Biology, laboratory (3 units)
(100 level) Microbiology-Immunology, lecture and laboratory (4 units)
June 1976 to July 1981: the following positions were with the School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Research Assistant: responsible for field and laboratory work on forest soil and forest ecology studies. Field sampling and inventory of water, soil, litter and vegetation. Analysis of these samples and generated data
Teaching Assistant: responsible for laboratory and field instruction and demonstration of phytopathological, photographic and related techniques
Research Technician: responsible for field work related to cooperative project between Duke University and US Forest Service on the effects of various forestry practices on stream water quality. Surveying, establishment of sample plots and sampling. Supervised and trained Youth Conservation Corps crews.
1994-95 Designed, implemented and directed service learning components for Ecology and General Biology II courses. Sponsored by the Office of Service Learning
The following projects were sponsored by the Research Council and/or Faculty Development Council, Azusa Pacific University:
1993 Created a database of videos and images of use to college-level Microbiology course based upon material available on a laser disk covering the course
1992 Conducted survey and statistical analysis of learning styles of Biology majors using LASSI instrument
1991 Designed, implemented and guided an experimental project in nitrate and phosphate pollution using aquatic microcosms. Wrote accompanying curriculum
1991 Designed series of ecology and earth science laboratory exercises using SimEarth simulation program
1990 Creation of a series of Hypercard programs to control biology and earth science laser disks using interactive video technology.
1989 Creation of a topical directory of laser disk images for general biology courses.
1988 Production of a series of video tapes on various laboratory topics to be used for general biology review.
1987 Design and implementation of a microcomputer system to aid dyslexic students.
1986 Integration of microcomputers and general biology laboratories through creation of laboratory exercises.
1986 "The effects of acid precipitation on soil microorganisms associated with ponderosa pine". Sponsored by the Academic Internship Committee, Azusa Pacific University.
1979-80 "The effects of prescribed burning on mycorrhizae of loblolly pine". Sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, Southeastern Experiment Station.
1978-79 "Rootlet morphogenesis in loblolly pine as influenced by ectomycorrhizal evolution". Sponsored by the Duke University Graduate School Research Council.
Kinnes, S. S. 1989 A Videodirectory to accompany Brum and McKane's Biology-Exploring Life text. Volume II: Videodiscovery's Bio Sci. J. Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York. 57 pp.