Dr. Theodore S. Switzer


Dr. Theodore S. Switzer

Office Information

Campus
Location
Title
Email
Phone
Fax
SPC Downtown
DT 467
Adjunct Instructor
Switzer.Theodore@spcollege.edu
727-341-8055
n/a


Biography


Education:

Bachelor of Science degree from Department of Biology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1995

Master of Applied Statistics degree from Department of Experimental Statistics at Louisiana State University in 2002

Doctoral degree from Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University in 2003

Research:

In addition to teaching several courses at St. Petersburg College, I am employeed as a Research Scientist at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute here in St. Petersburg, which is the headquarters of the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  I work in the Fisheries-Independent Monitoring group, and our mission is to collect data on the distribution and abundance of fishes throughout Florida waters.  Although our program samples many areas ranging from tidal rivers to the Gulf of Mexico, my research is primarily focused on methods targeting reef fishes in the lower portions of estuarine systems and continental shelf waters off of Florida, ranging from the Florida Panhandle to the Dry Tortugas as well as some reasarch along the Atlantic coast.

Teaching Philosophy:

Science is an exciting field, but one that is often difficult to understand, especially for non-science majors.  In my classes I strive to provide students with a general understanding of important scientific topics that focuses on what is important without getting lost in the details.  I emphasize topics that are important to Florida whenever possible to give students a better appreciation of the natural world in which they live.  Upon completing one of my classes, I hope to have spurned an interest in science that will lead to a lifetime of learning.



Office Schedule


Email to meet outside of published office hours.

MondayWednesdaySaturday
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Downtown, DT 467
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Downtown, DT 467
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Downtown, DT 467


Classroom Schedule


Classes shown below are for the current term: Fall Term 2014 (0490)

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
PCB 4454C   #4049
CL SS101
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PCB 4454C   #4049
CL SS101
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Subjects Taught


Biological Sciences, Process Biology Genetics


Course Schedule


= Theodore Switzer has added information specific to this course. (syllabus, video, class meeting times, etc.)

Spring Term 2015 (0495)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
BSC 3931   Special Topics in Biology4569CLFace-to-Face1/12/155/08/15
Fall Term 2014 (0490)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
PCB 4454C   BIOSTATISTICS WITH LAB4049CLFace-to-Face8/18/1412/12/14
Summer Term 2014 (0485)
CourseSectionCampusFormatStartsEnds
BSC 2250C   Field Biology of Florida0880DTFace-to-Face6/16/147/25/14