Title: Professor Emerita of Biology
Company: College of Saint Elizabeth
Location: Convent Station, New Jersey, United States
Marie Irma Kessler, Professor Emerita of Biology at the College of Saint Elizabeth, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in biology.
During her time as an undergraduate at the College of Saint Elizabeth, Dr. Kessler majored in biology. In 1960, she successfully acquired a Bachelor of Science in the field. With that certification, she began her career as a high school biology teacher at East Orange Catholic High School. She held that position until 1969, which is when she earned a Master’s of Science in biology from Notre Dame University. In the following years, she took on a position as a biology instructor at Newark State College whilst completing her requirements as a graduate assistant in zoology at the University of Maine. In 1975, she successfully earned a PhD in zoology from the University of Maine.
In 1979, Dr. Kessler returned to the College of Saint Elizabeth. However, she was now an esteemed educator. She started out as an assistant professor of biology and quickly advanced to an associate professor by 1984. In 1986, she became the chairman of the biology department. After many years of demonstrating success, she earned the title of Professor Emeritus in 2014. She continues to hold that title today. Outside of her primary roles, Dr. Kessler has continued to help students as a PA and nursing tutor since 2018.
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