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Dr. Devonna Sue Shoemaker

Sue Morra

Title: Professor Emeritus of Biology
School: Sciences
Academic Department: Biology
Phone: (814) 472-3321
E-mail: smorra@francis.edu
Office Location: Science Center 103


  • B.A., M.A., Indiana University
  • M.S.C.E., Livingston University
  • Ph.D., Saint Louis University


Other Credentials:

  • PADI Course Director
  • DAN Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
  • Scuba Club Advisor
  • Rotaract Club Advisor
  • Research-Fish immunology

Courses Taught Include:

  • BIOL 111 - Biology I
  • BIOL 112 - Biology II
  • BIOL 208 - Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 218 - Marine Biology
  • BIOL 305 - Immunology
  • BIOL 312 - Research Diver Techniques
  • BIOL 322 - Field Biology
  • BIOL 326 - Freshwater Aquatic Biology
  • BIOL 403 - Advanced Botany

Quote from Sue

"To understand marine biology and coral reef ecology, students must actually experience these ecosystems. One learns by doing. For this reason, I believe that students must travel to new ecosystems and complete research projects to fully understand the wide range of parameters that differ immensely from their native Pennsylvania. Field biology classes, which travel to these ecosystems, have been very popular. Also, when possible, these ecosystems are duplicated in the laboratory or at Wallops Island to facilitate student research."

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