Jane R. Dillehay Ph.D.
 
Education
  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Molecular Biology, 1980
  • B.S., Allegheny College, Biology, 1971
Short Biography

Dr. Jane Dillehay has been a faculty member of Gallaudet since 1980 and is currently a professor in the Biology Department. She has been department chair and was dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Technologies for 9 years.

Dr. Dillehay has collaborated with researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and George Washington University Medical School in studying the mechanisms of eukaryotic DNA repair. Her current research is in applying principles of cognitive psychology to develop effective pedagogy in science education.

She teaches introductory biology courses and interdisciplinary courses for Honors freshmen and has taught microbiology and molecular biology.

Specializations
Science education, cognitive psychology, evolution, sex and gender issues, bioethics
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