Upcoming Events

04/11/2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
04/30/2015 - 8:00am to 05/08/2015 - 8:30pm
05/09/2015 - 9:00am

Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Health Science
School of STEM
Benedict College
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Email: hopperj@benedict.edu
Phone: (803) 705-4511


Bio 140: General Biology (Syllabus in PDF)

Professional Preparation

B.S. in Biology: Benedict College Columbia, SC
M.ED in Science Education, SC State University, Orangeburg, SC

Additional Study

Masters plus Thirty Hours, University of SC, Columbia, SC
Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
Francis Marion University, Florence, SC
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC

Workshop Participation

Computer Data Collection Hands-On Experiments in Science Workshop (Vernier Software and Technology Company), Charlotte, NC
Iworx Demonstration on Teaching Innovation in Life Science, Benedict College. Columbia, SC
MERCK HBCU Faculty Training Program, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
Case Studies in Science, University of Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
Strategies for Success in Teaching Science in General Education Science Classes, GA Perimeter College, Decatur, GA

Professional Organizations

NCNW, SCEA, RCEA, NEA, NSTA, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Benedict College Alumni Club # 2, Columbia, SC


X-Treme Technology, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
Got Stem, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
Midlands MESA Workshop, South Carolina Academy of Science, Benedict College, Columbia, SC
Science Activities for Elementary Students, Sandlapper Elementary School, Richland County School district Two, Columbia, SC
Success Equals Effort Workshop, Benedict College, Columbia, SC

Research Interests

Applying Educational Technology in the Biology Class to Motivate Students

Special Interests

Caverns in the United States

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