Professor of Biology
Phone: (417) 873-7398
Office: Trustee Science Center 210
Dr. Donald Deeds, professor of biology, is an alumnus of Drury University earning his B.A. degree with a double major in biology and chemistry in 1969. He received his Ph.D. in the area of human physiology from the University of Kansas in 1974. Dr. Deeds taught for six years at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and returned to join the biology faculty at Drury in 1980. His research interests have ranged from the fundamentals of membrane transport as they relate to kidney function, to risk factors influencing heart disease, and to fitness as it relates to performance in golfers.
Currently, Dr. Deeds is serving as the director for the planning and implementation process for Drury's new science and mathematics curriculum for non-science majors. Funding for this has been supplied by an $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
B.A., Drury College, 1969
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1974
Drury University faculty member since 1980
Professor since 1985