Robert C. Hodson, Ph.D.

Teaching

*Course web site available through Sakai

Research Interests

Scholarly activities are in the area of introductory biology teaching with emphasis on undergraduate laboratory instruction and data sharing through computer networking.

Current Projects

I am testing new investigations for the Introductory Biology I and II laboratories in the areas of statistical analysis, bioinformatics, cladistics, evolution, and ecology. A trial of CPR (calibrated peer review) for writing instruction in BISC 207 is underway.

Selected Publications

  • Hodson RC, Acuff J. Water Transport in Plants: Anatomy and Physiology. In: O'Donnell MA, ed. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Vol. 27.; 2006:163–183. Proceedings of the 27th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Hodson RC, Acuff J. Introductory Biology II Laboratory Manual. 10th ed. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil Publishing, Inc.; 2005.
  • Allen D, Hodson RC. Crops of the future: A problem-based learning exercise for the laboratory. In: O'Donnell MA, ed. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Vol. 25.; 2004:199–218. Proceedings of the 25th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Hodson RC, Acuff J. Investigating Animal Respiration with Electronic Probes. In: O'Donnell MA, ed. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Vol. 24.; 2003:191–210. Proceedings of the 24th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Hartnett ME, Newcomb JR, Hodson RC. Mutations in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Conferring Resistance to the Herbicide Sulfometuron Methyl. Plant Physiol. 1987;85(4):898–901.
  • Hodson RC, Gresshoff PM. Fluoroacetamide resistance mutations in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Arch Microbiol. 1987;148(1):8–13.

Associate Professor

Phone: (302) 831-8440

Fax: (302) 831-2281

Email: hodson@udel.edu

Office: 225 McKinly Lab

Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
Wolf Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Education

  • B.A. - University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Ph.D. - Cornell University
  • Postdoctoral - Brandeis University