James Turner '65, Ph.D.


My teaching expertise includes general biology and areas of neuroscience, and the issues surrounding science and medicine. I particularly like to offer classes that have a laboratory component, where cadets have the chance to get hands-on experience with the subject matter. I also like to experiment with new teaching methods that actively engage students. I have mentored and trained over 100 undergraduate and graduate students in research philosophy and practices. 


Courses Taught:


Introductory Biology (BI-101 & 102): fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on the human body  

Neurobiology (BI-335): the relationship between nervous system structure and function.  

Issues surrounding Science and Medicine (BI-331): the study of how discoveries in science and medicine impact our ethical, religious, political, economic, and cultural beliefs.