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Karen Mammone

Karen Mammone, portrait taken outside with a starfish
Professor of Instruction
Irvine 058, Athens Campus

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M.S., Frostburg State University

Karen Mammone is originally from Massachusetts and earned a B.A. in Zoology at the University of New Hampshire. Upon graduation I attended graduate school at Frostburg State University, Md. After earning my M.S. in wildlife ecology and conservation, I moved to Athens, where I have been a faculty member in the Biological Sciences Department at Ohio University since 1998.

I currently teach courses in human biology, animal diversity and marine invertebrates and ecology. I have had an unusually strong bond with non-human animals since I was a child that has only grown stronger as I have learned more about them. My interests range from the birds in my backyard to the animals that inhabit the tropical coral reefs I snorkel. In both my professional and personal life I have found that the love and enthusiasm I carry for nature is infectious to those around me and that students leave my classes seeing at least one thing differently in the world around them.

Courses Taught

  • BIOS 1000 Animal Diversity
  • BIOS 1030 Human Biology
  • BIOS 4300 Marine Invertebrate Lecture and Lab
  • BIOS 4900 Animal Diversity and Ecology in the Caribbean

Department Service

Recruitment Coordinator, Scholarship and Awards Committee, Bobcat Student Orientation