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Location  129 Polk Science
Phone  863.680.4325

Joseph Macedonia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology

As a teacher, the biologist has the opportunity to promote an appreciation for the diversity of life. I feel that critical thinking, together with a foundation in biology, can arm students with skills they will need as responsible members of society. I also value research experiences for the undergraduates, where students can choose a problem, test hypotheses using data they have gathered and analyzed, and present their findings at a local, regional, or even national forum.”


Ph.D., Duke University
B.S., Colorado State University

Publications or Exhibitions

Rutowski, R.L., Nahm, A.C., Macedonia, J.M., 2010. Iridescent hindwing patches in the Pipevine Swallowtail: Differences in dorsal and ventral surfaces relate to signal function and context. Functional Ecology 24:767-775.

Macedonia, J.M., Lappin, A.K., Loew, E.R., McGuire, J.A., Plasman, M., Hamilton, P.S., Brandt, Y., Lemos-Espinal, J.A., Kemp, D.J., 2009. Conspicuousness of Dickerson's collared lizard (Crotaphytus dickersonae) through the eyes of conspecifics and predators. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 97:749-765.