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Dianna Bryant

Dianna Bryant

Part-time Instructor in Biology

Peeples Hall
Room 2nd Floor Cubicles
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment


dbryant@daltonstate.edu
706.272.4440

Degrees

Ed. S.  University of West Georgia

M.S.  University of Tennessee

B. S.  Jacksonville State University

Post-graduate work:  Clemson University

Certifications:  Educational Leadership (University of Alabama), Teacher Support Specialist, ESL, and secondary science teacher

Biography

It has been my honor and my pleasure to spend most of my life awakening young minds to the wonders of biology and our fascinating world.  I’ve served as a high school science teacher, high school assistant principal and as the system level lead science teacher for a local school system. While at Dalton State, I’ve taught principles of biology, human biology, environmental studies, and integrated sciences:  life science/earth science and physics/chemistry.

For my master’s degree, I participated in Dr. Louis Herman’s research study on dolphin communication at the University of Hawaii’s Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory.  Dr. Herman’s research demonstrated that dolphins can process two of the fundamental components of human language: the meaning of words represented by sound or symbol, and the order that governs how they relate in a sentence grammatically.

For my education specialist degree, my research project explored the effects of improved chemistry laboratory facilities and equipment on student achievement in science. My research concluded that science scores were significantly higher for the experimental group which reaped the benefits of improved laboratory facilities.

Course Name/Overview

Course Name Course Overview
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II
ISCI 2001 Integrated Science: Life and Earth Sciences

Achievements

Lyndhurst Fellowship from Earthwatch