Title: Biology Educator
Location: Marietta Ohio, United States of America
Diane Marie Dudzinski, Biology Educator at Washington State Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of biology.
While attending Villa Maria College, now a part of Gannon University, Dr. Dudzinski’s biology teacher, Sister Raymond Boar, thought she was more advanced than the other students. Sister Boar got her involved in undergraduate research and got her a position as a laboratory assistant. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in 1968, Dr. Dudzinski attended Fordham University, where she earned her Master of Science in 1970 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1974. It was there that she met another great influence in her career, Dr. McLaughlin. A grantee of the National Institutes of Health in 1980, she was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in Career Achievement from Villa Maria College in 1986.
A certified secondary teacher in Pennsylvania and New York, Dr. Dudzinski began her career at Villa Maria College before taking on a position as a laboratory assistant at Fordham from 1969 to 1972. She remained there as a teaching fellow before becoming an instructor at Ladycliff College in 1970. Between 1972 and 1991, Dr. Dudzinski excelled as an instructor at Pace University and Manhattan College, an assistant professor of biology at Manhattan College, an associate professor, professor of biology, and chairperson of the department of science and mathematics at the College of Santa Fe, and a professor at Mercyhurst College. From then until her retirement in 2012, she found success as a professor of biology at Washington State Community College. Furthermore, she has contributed her time to the American Institute for Biological Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Microbiologists, and the Pennsylvania Academy Science.
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