Geneva College



Marjory Tobias

Marjory TobiasOffice Phone: 724-847-6726

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology

Degrees Received

  • M.S. Zoology, 1997, Auburn University
  • B.S. Biology and Psychology, 1994, Geneva College

Courses Taught

  • BIO 107 - Foundations of Biology
  • BIO 310 - Botany
  • BIO 306 - General Ecology
  • EVS 111 - Environmental Science
  • EVS 221 - Environmental Ethics
  • BIO 101 - Topics in Biology: Nature Studies
  • BIO 225 & 326 - Anatomy and Physiology labs


  • This is My Father’s World – a Sunday School curriculum on the topic of creation care
  • Environmental Stewardship: A Christian Perspective – presented at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators, March 24-26. 2006
  • Annual Wildflower and Plant Walk – Calland Arboretum Program at Brady’s Run Park (every April)
  • Lab Manuals for BIO 111, BIO 107, BIO101
  • A test of sensory bias for long tails in the house finch. Animal Behaviour, 1998. 

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Campus Representative and Academic Advisory Council Member, Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty Advisor of the Creation Care Club  (a Geneva College student club)
  • Chair of the Geneva College Campus Sustainability Committee

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

  • I enjoy spending time outdoors, birding, biking, hiking, gardening, identifying plants, taking pictures, and learning as much as I can about God’s amazing creation.  I also enjoy traveling, both in the U.S. and abroad.  Among my favorite trips were a class trip to Costa Rica with students in my Nature Studies class and a tour of the Philippines and Malaysia with the Genevans (the college choir). 
  • I am an active member of Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA)where I serve on the mission committee and VBS staff and participate in summer missions each year.
  • One of my greatest joys in teaching at Geneva is helping students understand the love that God has for all of his creation and the privilege we Christians have to learn about it, care for it, and serve it in a way that honors God above all.
  • Every year I look forward to sending students to study at Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in the summer, and hearing their stories when they return.  They always come back with smiles on their faces and a renewed enthusiasm for learning and for putting their faith and knowledge into practice in the service of Christ and the care of his creation.


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