Randy Dovel, PH.D.

Office Address:
Department of Biology
Vanguard University of Southern California
55 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone: (714) 556-3610 x2613
Fax: (714) 966-6316
Email: rdovel@vanguard.edu

Dr. Dovel is trained as a plant physiologist. He teaches botany, genetics, microbiology and field biology. He has been an active researcher in field biology, nitrogen fixation, and plant/pathogen relationships for the last 18+ years.

His current research interests include plant breeding, plant molecular biology, and microbial water quality analysis. Dr. Dovel is a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta honor society and a recipient of the E.R. Jackman Team Award recognizing team and interdisciplinary research.

Dr. Dovel is the primary advisor for Biol 488: Senior Projects.

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. 1993 Texas A & M University
MA 1990 University of California,
BS 1989 University of California
summa cum laude

ACADEMIC/SCHOLARLY POSITIONS:

2000-ongoing Professor of Biology, Vanguard University
2007-2010 Chairperson
2002-2007 Associate Professor of Sociology, Vanguard University
2005-ongoing Project review for Office of Research, California Department of Biology
2002 Manuscript reviewer for State University of New York Press
1997-2002 Assistant Professor of Biology, Vanguard University
1996-1997 Lecturer, UC Riverside
1996-1997 Special Advisor

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Plant Physiologist Field Biology
Botany Microbiology
Genetics Nitrogen Fixation

BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS:

  • “From Plants to People” in Plant Biology, Jane Smith (ed.). (In progress) Transation Publishing.
  • “Microbology and the World” Science Journal, John Smith (ed.). Carolina Academic Press. 2003.
  • With Jon Doe. “Genetics, Plants, People” Genetics Journal, Jon Doe, (eds.). McGraw-Hill. 1998.

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  • “Re-presenting Biology.” Footnotes-Newsletter of the American Biology Association 34 (1). January 2006.
  • “Nitrogen Fixation in Early Stages.” The Botany Journal 18 (1). 2001.
  • “Plant Physiology and Time.” Journal of Bontany and Genetics 5 (1 & 2). 2001.

CONFERENCE & PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Reaching the World with Botany.” University of Colorado Biology Studies Seminar. May 22, 2007.
  • “Bringing Nitrogen Fixation Into the Classroom.” University of Washington. May 19, 2007.
  • “The Plant is the Thing.” Biologist Association. Vanguard University. May 11-13, 2007.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Biologist Honor Society
  • Microbiology Leadership Honor Society
  • Pacific Plant Physiologist Association

HONORS:

  • National Honor Society, Honorary Member, 2001
  • Academic Research Grant, Vanguard University, June 2000