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Spotlight Stan Eisen

Dr. Stan Eisen

Title: Professor of Biology and Director of Pre-Health Professional Programs.

Length of service at CBU: Dr. Eisen has been teaching at CBU since 1979.

Courses regularly taught: Biology of Addiction (BIOL 103) lecture and lab; Principles of Biology II (BIOL 112) lecture and lab; Limnology (BIOL 304); Invertebrate Zoology (BIOL 335) Lecture and Lab; Medical Shadowing (BIOL 393), and Parasitology (BIOL 413) lecture and lab.

Formal Education: Dr. Eisen has a B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1972), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Zoology from Indiana University-Bloomington (1974 and 1978, respectively).

Background: Dr. Eisen grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y. He is the son of two Holocaust survivors. During World War II, his parents, both born in Lodz, Poland, were deported to Auschwitz, and were liberated in 1945 by the Russian Army.

Professional interests: Dr. Eisen’s professional interests have undergone an evolution. His Ph.D. dissertation was The population ecology of Lernaea cyprinacea, a parasite of freshwater fishes. Subsequent research has been on distribution patterns of helminth parasites among centrarchid fishes. His current research includes two venues:
  • population ecology of helminth parasites of centrarchid parasites
  • incidence of helminth parasitic infections among dogs in the Memphis/Shelby County area
Dr. Eisen has written two books, both of which are available on Amazon.com through the CreateSpace.com imprint:
  • Men, Women, and Their Addictions: A Biological Approach, for BIOL 103
  • Parasites on Parade, for BIOL 413
Service:  He has sung in the choir and served as Youth Committee Chairman of his synagogue. 

Interests:  Music, plain and simple. Dr. Eisen plays the keyboard, guitar, electric bass and trombone. The Drummer’s Attic has played a number of functions on the CBU campus.. He has also played several Halloween Day Lunchtime Benefit Concerts for Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center at the Alfonso Dining Hall, assisted by fellow faculty members and students who felt sorry for him and couldn’t bear to see him twisting in the wind alone.  He is also interested in writing science books for children

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