Dr. Justin St. Juliana, Professor and Author, Cornell University
Justin R. St. Juliana is a senior lecturer in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Cornell University. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal ecology at Iowa State University, his master’s degree in evolutionary ecology from Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), and his PhD in biology from Indiana State University. Justin’s research lies at the interface of predator prey interactions, optimal foraging, and stress hormones. His study of organisms include rodents, foxes, fleas, owls, snakes, and feral cats.
Before taking his position at Cornell University, Justin was an associate professor at Ivy Tech Community College (Terre Haute Campus) in Indiana. While at Ivy Tech he taught at multiple biological levels from microbiology to environmental science. Justin also developed a statewide online nonmajors biology course that was taken by thousands of Ivy Tech students every year.
Justin teaches the large mixed majors/nonmajors ecology and the environment course at Cornell University. He is very interested in the latest teaching innovations and heavily incorporates active and community-based learning into his courses. Justin believes that scientific concepts can be taught as stories that relate to a student’s life. He also extensively utilizes technology to improve student learning outcomes. In addition to teaching and research, Justin is a co-author of The Environment and You, 3rd Edition and has developed dozens of online learning activities, including online laboratories, that are used by tens of thousands of students every year.