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Biology is worth exploring…
As a biology student you will experience hands-on learning in our laboratories and in the field. Small class sizes and attentive teachers will ensure you gain experience in data collection, laboratory techniques, and problem solving skills.
Interim Chair Science Division, Professor
Location: SCIENCE (S) 66
What will you learn?
  • The skills necessary to transfer to a four-year degree program with a major in biology, environmental science, or in a pre-professional medical/health field.
    • Laboratory Skills
    • Data Collection
    • Data Analysis
    • Problem Solving Skills
  • An understanding of biological systems and processes.
  • The role of Biology in environmental and societal Issues.
What will you do?
  • Biological Technician
  • Research Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Medical Doctor
  • Health Sciences
  • Veterinarian Sciences

Why ACM?

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Program Details
ACM is the perfect place for you to begin your biological science educational journey.

Our BIOLOGY DEGREE is ideal if you are planning to transfer to a four year school in a pre-professional program such as Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Dentistry, or Pre-Veterinarian Science. You can take all your basic science, mathematics, and general studies college courses at ACM at a greatly reduced price.

Our SCIENCE COURSES are taught by a faculty of diverse scientists with advanced degrees. You will gain knowledge through hands-on learning and have amazing access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment and field experiences.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Biological Science Faculty will clearly and professionally share biological knowledge and concepts in lecture and lab.
  • Biological Laboratory instructors will teach scientific skill sets needed for students to succeed with their continued education or when entering the workforce.
  • The Biology Department will support and promote seamless 2+2 degrees with transferability to four-year University partner institutions.
Learning Outcomes
  • Biology students effectively communicate biological concepts and processes using both written and verbal skills.
  • Biology students exhibit appropriate use of laboratory equipment and technology.
  • Biology students can use analytic tools to problem solve.
  • Biology majors are prepared to transfer to a four year institution in a biological field.

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, scientific field of biology.

Emmanuel Atta-Obeng 
Assistant Professor 

Science 56

B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University
M.S., Auburn University
Ph.D., West Virginia University

Michele Barmoy 
Associate Professor 

Science 67

B.A., University Maryland Baltimore County
M.S., Frostburg State University

Donna Brunelli 
Interim Chair Science Division, Professor

Science 66

B.S., Wikes University
D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cynthia Carnahan 
Assistant Professor 

Science 59

B.S., M.S., Frostburg State University

Joy Freidenbloom 
Lab Coordinator

Science 52

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Howard Kramer 

Science 69

B.S., City College of New York
M.S., Clark University
Ph.D. McGill University
Postdoctoral Research at Rockefeller University in New York

Willson Kwok 
Associate Professor

Science 57

A.A., Kapiolana Community College
B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa
MBA,Ph.D., University North Carolina at Charlotte

Roberta Mills 
Office Manager, Science Division and Forest Technology

Science 50

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Stacie Rafter 
Associate Professor 

Science 61

B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., George Washington University

Kathleen Gawel Thompson 
Associate Professor 

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B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University

Timothy Turner 
Associate Professor 

Science 65

B.S., M.S., M.Ed, Frostburg State University

Jessica Vespoli 


B.S., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Kent State University

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