Environmental Systems and Dual Credit Biology for Non-Majors
Phillip Keller became a Texan at the age of six when his family moved to Texas from Oregon. He grew up primarily in Oak Cliff, attending DISD schools until graduation. After two years of study at El Centro College (DCCCD) he completed his B.A. in Biology at UNT (Denton) and immediately returned to Richland College (DCCCD) as their Laboratory Coordinator and later an Instructional Assistant in the Science Department. Interest in research took him to Texas Tech (Lubbock) where he studied biology and chemistry, graduating with a Master of Science in Botany.
His research interests concerned molecular-level interpretations of fundamental mechanisms in plant and mammalian systems, and is published in Mutation Research and Plant and Cell Physiology. Always working to improve teaching, he published a chemistry curriculum in the Annals of the Houston Teachers Institute.
For more detail, his curriculum vita is available online at http://hb2504.dcccd.edu/vita/0018363.pdf. He holds teacher certification in science, mathematics, ESL, and gifted and talented education. He has specialized in urban education since starting his career in 2003 in Houston. He spent three years at Austin ISD before joining the Garza Early College High School in 2008. He currently teaches science electives, senior readiness courses, and is an adjunct faculty member in the Chemistry Department at Mountain View College. Mr. Keller has three sons and enjoys many outdoor and artistic activities.
Dual Credit Biology for Non-Majors College Syllabus is posted by Instructor.