Title: Biology Professor Emeritus
Location: Greensboro, Georgia, United States
William Tietjen, Biology Professor Emeritus, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in invertebrate ecology and physiology.
At an early age, Dr. Tietjen found living organisms to be fascinating, so much so that he decided to pursue studying and researching the field. He began teaching as a professor at Georgia Southwestern College in 1980 and remained at the institution until 1999, where he retired with the honorary emeritus title. During his time at GSC, he also served as the Chairman of the Department of Biology, as the Acting Dean of Arts and Sciences and as the Interim Vice President for Academy Affairs. Throughout his career, Dr. Tietjen has cited that the highlight has been working with so many students who have gone on in to be successful in their own careers.
Dr. Tietjen prepared for this career by first earning a Bachelor of Science at the University of Georgia in 1958. In 1967, he earned a PhD at the University of Tennessee. In his career, he served on the board of education of Sumter County and was a volunteer associate curator at the Georgia Museum of Natural History. In his career, Dr. Tietjen maintained professional affiliation with a variety of organizations. These organizations include the Georgia Entomological Society, the Georgia Lakes Management Society, the Entomological Society of America and the Ecological Society of America.
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