Marjie Tobias' Resume


Ms. Marjory Tobias
Assistant Professor of Biology
Geneva College
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Phone: 724-847-6726
E-mail: mctobias@geneva.edu
Office: Science and Engineering 331

Education:
M.S. in Zoology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 1997.
B.S. in Biology and Psychology, Geneva College, 1994.

Before joining the faculty of Geneva College, I worked as an environmental educator at Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies in Mancelona, MI, Riverbend Environmental Education Center in Gladwyn, PA, and Lutheran Memorial Camp in Fulton, OH.

Current Teaching Responsibilities:
BIO 111 Environmental Biology
BIO 204 Botany
BIO 306 Ecology
SCS 105 Environmental Science
BIO 226 Physiology (lab)

Scholarly Interests:
Animal Behavior
Ornithology
Ecology and Conservation Biology
A Christian Perspective on Environmental Stewardship

Research Interests:
Behavioral ecology
Mate choice and sexual selection in birds

PUBLICATIONS:
Tobias, Marjory C. and Geoffrey E. Hill. 1998. A test for sensory bias for long tails in the house finch. Animal Behaviour. 56:71-78
Tobias, Marjory. 2001. Human Biology Lab Manual

Other Interests and Activities
Spending time outdoors, especially hiking. I′ve hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon twice.
Birding. If you see me walking across campus, and a big smile suddenly spreads across my face, I may have just heard the song of a house finch or a house wren.
Leading the Jr. High Youth Group at Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA).
Volunteering for Lifeline Pregnancy Help Center (Lifeline of Southwest Pennsylvania). I especially enjoy speaking to Jr. High and High School health classes and youth groups on the topics of prenatal development, abortion, and chastity.
Playing handbells. I direct the children′s handbell choir, "The Ringers of Joy" at my church. When my schedule allows, I also enjoy playing with Geneva′s "Jubilation in Bronze."
Playing games and watching Veggie Tales with my nieces and nephews. I love being an aunt!
Learning about animals and other amazing organisms in God′s creation.