Frank Steiner

Francis X. Steiner

Professor of Biology; Grewcock Professor of Natural Sciences
“I believe that the purpose of higher education is to give students enough information to formulate a worldview of their own, one that includes all areas of knowledge, not just specific areas in which they are interested.”
— Francis Steiner

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Francis X. Steiner


Ph.D., Microbiology, Ohio University, 1981

M.S., Microbiology, Ohio University, 1978

B.A., Walsh College, Biology major, Chemistry minor, 1975

Administrative Positions

Dean of Sciences, Hillsdale College, 1991 – 2006

Chairman of Biology Department, Hillsdale College, 2003 – 2018


American Association for the Advancement of Science

National Center for Science Education

Honorary Member of Beta Beta Beta and Sigma Zeta

American Society of Microbiology



Emily Daugherty Award for Teaching Excellence, Hillsdale College, May 14, 2005

Hillsdale College Nominee for U.S. Professor of the Year, 2000

William & Berniece Grewcock Chair; Prof. of Natural Sciences, Hillsdale College, Fall 1999

Nominated for Professor of the Year (2015, 2004, 2003, 1995) Hillsdale College

Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence/Campus Leadership Award – Feb. 1991

Nominated for Distinguished Teaching Award, Univ. of Massachusetts – Amherst, 1986