Jerry Putnam Paul B. Freeland Professor of Biology
- Ph.D. Texas A&M (Zoology)
- B.S. Texas A&M (Biology)
In the early stage of my career, I conducted research in my area of expertise and have numerous publications, some with Davidson students. For more than 20 years, I was the premedical director at Davidson College, advising students who sought health professions careers. In this capacity, I was the founder of the Health Professions Advisors of North Carolina, president of the Southeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, and the president of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. In these capacities, I served on important committees of the American Medical Association, American Dental Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, and American Dental Education Association.
My current passion, which I love to share with students, is readings in the intellectual history of evolutionary thought.
I study the evolution of heart structure in amphibians and lungfish studied from gross anatomical, histological, and electron microscopic perspectives using techniques includin microdissection, photography, histological preparation, scanning electron microscopic techniques, critical point drying, gold coating and SEM operation.
BIO 260 Perspectives on Darwinism
BIO 305 Microanatomy (Histology) (and lab)
BIO 311 Comparative Anatomy (and lab)