Before he was a professor, Dr. Schoeffield was a biology student at Loyola. His scholarship and his courses focus on the roles of bacteria in aquatic ecosystems, how bacterial populations interact with one another, and how their interactions affect the ecosystem. In 2016, he was part of a team of science faculty who were awarded a $154,521 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to help ensure more accurate analysis of critical evidence in crime scene investigations by developing a technique for law enforcement to distinguish fly artifacts from human bloodstains. Dr. Schoeffield also helped develop a science-focused program at Newcastle University in England to support science majors with heavy course loads, and provide them a viable option to study abroad.
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One of the things that really sets the biology department at Loyola apart is the caring nature of the faculty. We really do care for our students, and the students really care for us.
Dr. Nygren likes to get students out of the classroom and into art museums, and aims to show them how art skills are applicable—and valuable—for their future careers
Dr. Watkinson aims to improve leadership and systematic thinking skills for school counselors
Rachel Grover, Ph.D., has taught psychology at Loyola for over a decade, including courses in her favorite topic: heterosocial competence