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Instructor of Anatomy and Physiology
Instructor of Microbiology
A.A. in Visual Arts – Rich Mountain Community College B.S. in Environmental Biology – Arkansas State University M.S. in Environmental Biology – Arkansas State University
Lora grew up in rural southwest Arkansas and thanks to her love of the outdoors, she pursued an education in biology. She received her associate degree from Rich Mountain Community College in her hometown of Mena, Ark. before she transferred to Arkansas State University where she received her bachelor’s in Environmental Biology. She worked on several state and federally-funded research projects and completed her master’s degree at ASU.
Lora’s master’s thesis was titled “Assessment of Instream Conditions of Two Deltaic Streams Receiving Treated Municipal Effluent” and led her to a research technician position working on the Environmental Fate and Effects of the Aquaculture Therapeutant Potassium Permanganate, which was funded by the U.S. FDA. She started teaching in 2006 at ASU where she taught courses in Biology, Botany, and Anatomy, and Physiology. Prior to moving to Sheridan, she taught all the Life Sciences courses at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain.
Lora loves the outdoors. She has always had a farm and animals. Lora enjoys horses and mules. She likes riding, camping, and packing, and she always enjoys fishing!