Professor Susan D. Zimmerman

Title: Biology Professor
Company: Williston State College
Location: Williston, North Dakota, United States

Professor Susan D. Zimmerman, Biology Professor at Williston State College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Science.

Prof. Zimmerman has been teaching with Williston as an associate professor of biology and astronomy since 2013, and has been with the college since 1986. She is a popular public speaker on ethnobotany and archeoastronomy, and has taught freshman cell bio labs as well as courses on genetics and microbiology. Her work on cloning and characterization of pectate lyase genes was published in Plant-Microbe Interact, and she has spent much of her free time identifying local plants and their Native American uses. Prof. Zimmerman is a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and was featured in the 27th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

Born to Donald Berry and Audrey Berry, Prof. Zimmerman attended Oregon State University to study biology and earned a MA in cellular and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside in 1986. She also holds a certification as a secondary education teacher in the state of California, and has taught Sunday school since 1997 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Marley, North Dakota. Prof. Zimmerman was an instructor with Williston for 24 years before her appointment as a professor. She also acts as a secretary for Trinity Lutheran and the Buford Trenton community Club, and assists local children with science fairs and other education activities.

Prof. Zimmerman is a member of the ACUBE, the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Association of Biology Teachers. She married Jerry E. Zimmerman in June of 1989, and is now the proud mother of Jenny Fernholz, Sara Rock, James, Siera, Seth, and Jessa. Prof. Zimmerman has 11 grandchildren.

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