Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
College of Biological Sciences, May 15, 2004
John R. Jungck received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from the University of Miami. He has become an internationally recognized leader in mathematical biology and the scholarship of undergraduate biology education. His scholarship centers on the incorporation of computers and mathematics in undergraduate biology education and is advocated by the National Academies of Science, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and other national societies. He is the principal developer of the nationally recognized BioQuest Curriculum Consortium, a program that has had a major impact on how modern biology is taught. He has been actively involved in many organizations including the Coalition for Education in the Life Sciences, the National Research Council and the Committee for Undergraduate Science Education, to name a few. In addition, he was also selected as a Fulbright Scholar at Chaing Mai University (Thailand) and currently holds the Mead Chair of the Sciences at Beloit College.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.