Jeffery Van Zant
Biology

Jeffrey L. Van Zant

Associate Professor of Biology
In science, it is paramount to be able to critically address information, to think independently, and to trust reason.
— Jeffrey L. Van Zant

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Jeffrey L. Van Zant

Education

Ph.D., Auburn University

B.S., University of Montana

A.A., Gulf Coast Community College

Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Society of Mammalogists

The Wildlife Society

Publications

O’Leary, B. C., D. C. Houghton and J. L. Van Zant. Differences in thermal tolerance between thermally isolated and genetically indistinct populations of Paragnetina media (Plecoptera: Perlodidae). Great Lakes Entomologist, 47, (2013): 101-113.

Jones, P., Van Zant, J. L. and Dobson, F. S. Variation in reproductive success of male and female Columbian ground squirrels (Urocitellus columbianus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 90(6), (2012): 736-743.

 

 

Van Zant, J. L. and Wooten, M. C. Old mice, young islands and competing biogeographical hypotheses. Molecular Ecology, 16, (2007): 5070-5083.

Tenaglia, K., Van Zant, J. L. and Wooten, M. C. Genetic relatedness and spatial associations of jointly captured Alabama Beach Mice (Peromyscus Polionotus Ammobates). Journal of Mammalogy, 83, (2007): 580-588.

Van Zant, J. L. and Wooten, M. C. Translocation of Choctawhatchee beach mice (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys): hard lessons learned. Biological Conservation, 113, (2003): 405-413.

Biography

The philosophy of Hillsdale College is anchored in principle, ethics, and tradition. It is a philosophy that suits me well. The nature of the College fosters interpersonal relationships among students and faculty. These relationships are fundamental to student success.

In science, it is paramount to be able to critically address information, to think independently, and to trust reason. I am a source of information and a guide for students. However, student and instructor are colleagues and share responsibility for their learning endeavors.

In the Biology Department at Hillsdale College, we are committed to teaching, a component of which is research. The resources the College provides to this end are prodigious. Hillsdale College graduates enter veterinary, medical, and graduate schools with research skills their peers will not have.