St. Bonaventure University

Faculty


Knittel, Romy

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT
Biology
ACADEMIC SCHOOL
School of Arts and Sciences

TITLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Lecturer, Biology
CONTACT
Office Phone: (716) 375-2486
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OFFICE
De La Roche 218 B
COURSES TAUGHT
  • BIO 105. Biological Science 
  • BIO 106. Biological Science 
  • ES 401. Environmental Regulation and Testing 
  • CLAR 401. The University Forum 
  • CLAR 102. Inquiry in the Natural World 
ACADEMIC DEGREES
  • M.S., Plant Pathology, Penn State University
  • B.S., Biology, Bucknell University
OTHER EDUCATION
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Adjunct faculty, Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y. (1994)
    • Taught lecture and laboratory sections of General Microbiology (Bio 462) and Medical Microbiology (Bio 215).
  • Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. (1991-1993)
    • Assisted in various research projects including development and testing of monoclonal antibody stocks, and genetic engineering associated with postdoctoral projects on early development of Drosophila.
    • Management activities included all chemical and supply ordering, hazardous waste management, supervising student workers, supervising laboratory equipment maintenance and repair, and general creative problem solving.
  • Biological Technician GS-7 USDA, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. (1989-1990)
    • Assisted in research on barley yellow dwarf virus detection, and studies of viral coat proteins using standard techniques of molecular biology.
    •  Laboratory management duties included ordering, equipment maintenance, and record keeping.
  • Laboratory Technician, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., (1985)
    • Conducted water quality studies on waste water from plastics manufacturing, assisted in sampling water, fish, plant, and invertebrate life from lakes affected by acidic rain in the Pocono Mountains.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • Knittel, R., and Pell, E.J., (1991) Effects of drought stress and simulated acidic rain on foliar conductance of Zea mays L., Environmental and Experimental Botany, 31(1):79-90.
  • Knittel, R., and Pell, E.J., (1991) Effects of simulated acidic rain on upper leaf surface of Zea mays L. foliage, Canadian Journal of Botany, 69:2637-2642.
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
  • Environmental Compliance Officer at SBU
    I manage regulated waste streams (hazardous waste, universal waste, medical waste, and electronic equipment) and ensure University compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
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