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Candice Coffin

Professor of Biology

Biology Department

Heelan 269

Started at Briar Cliff:



PhD, Microbiology with an emphasis in molecular genetics, Arizona State University. 1982.

MS, Microbiology with an emphasis in bacterial taxonomy, Colorado State University. 1978. 

BA, Biology, Department of Biology, Loretto Heights College. 1973.


I have been at Briar Cliff College since the fall of 1988. Besides teaching, I advise the Briar Cliff Science Club, serving as a resource person for science fair projects and judging science fairs. I am also resident scientist for Chautauqua In-service workshop for improving teaching of science. Also, I am a strong supporter of women's athletics at Briar Cliff. Activities which I enjoy away from campus include enjoying and photographing nature and my furry (cat) family members.

Classes Taught:

BIOL 102 — Human Biology
BIOL 102L — Human Biology Laboratory
BIOL 22IS — Scientific Writing and Research
BIOL 239 — Intro to Microbiology
BIOL 240 — Nutrition
BIOL 339 — Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 357 — Genetics

Advises for:

Science Club