Jennifer Ciaccio

Ciaccio
Office: SCI 122
Phone: 435-652-7779
E-mail: ciaccio@dixie.edu

Education:

    Ph.D. in Biology
    University of Miami
    M.S. in Entomology
    University of Arizona
    B.S. in Biology
    Villanova University

Courses:

    BIOL 1010 – General Biology
    BIOL 1610 – Principles of Biology I
    BIOL 1620 – Principles of Biology II
    BIOL 1625 – Principles of Biology II Lab
    BIOL 4260 – Herpetology
    BIOL 4265 – Herpetology Lab
    BIOL 4270 – Ichthyology
    BIOL 4275 – Ichthyology Lab
    BIOL 4280 – Marine Biology
    BIOL 4810/4820 – Independent Research I/II
    BIOL 4920 – Senior Seminar II

I have been teaching at Dixie State College since the fall of 2008. I have taught many courses during my time here: General Biology, Principles of Biology 1 and 2, Ichthyology, Entomology, Herpetology, Marine Biology, and Oceanography. In my classes, I emphasize experimentation and active learning by students.

I have loved biology since I was a child. When I was five, I saw JAWS and told my parents I wanted to be Matt Hooper when I grew up. I suppose they were just glad that I chose someone who didn’t get eaten by the shark. So for my PhD dissertation, I studied the development of feeding behavior in sharks. I had several wonderful summers spent on a boat off the south Florida coast catching sharks (and I still have all of my limbs intact).