Dorothea Widmayer

Faculty emerita
B.A., M.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Dorothea "Dot" Widmayer
Professor of Biology Emerita

Retired from Wellesley in 1996 after 35 years teaching Introductory Biology and Genetics. Previously taught at Simmons College for two years.

My research interests were in gene action and the control of gene expression of surface antigens in the protozoan, Paramecium aurelia. I also served on planning committees for the development of the Science Center, on Appointments Committees, as chair of the Pre-med Committee, as Chair of my Department and as the Acdemic Director of the Science Center.

I was always interested in better ways to teach Introductory Biology, Genteics, Molecular Biology and Evolution.

I also served as a consultant for Project Kaleidoscope, an NSF sponsored group focussed on the improvement of the teaching of science in colleges and universities.

I have an abiding interest in books and the book arts.  This had led to an extensive book collection, the care and  disposition of which, keeps me very busy.

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Department of Biological Sciences
Science Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Gary C. Harris
Professor and Department Chair
Tel: 781.283.3168 (for appointments)

Mary Helen McCollister
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3154

Karin Thomason
Administrative Assistant and Grant Coordinator
Tel: 781.283.3153