Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences Jane E. Huffman, Ph.D., Named Grand Marshal for December Commencement Exercises at ESU

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Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences Jane E. Huffman, Ph.D., will be the grand marshal for East Stroudsburg University’s graduate commencement exercises at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013, and the undergraduate commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013, in Koehler Fieldhouse.

Dr. Huffman became a faculty member at East Stroudsburg University in 1986. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Connecticut, a master’s in public health from East Stroudsburg University and her doctorate in microbiology from Rutgers University.

Having taught a variety of courses throughout her career at ESU, including, “Microbiology,” “Virology,” “Pathogenic Microbiology,” “Wildlife Diseases” and “The Physical Environment and Community Health,” she is the department’s graduate program coordinator, the director of the Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory and also has been the faculty advisor for the ESU Business Plan Competition.

Dr. Huffman has edited and coauthored several books, including Wildlife Forensics: Techniques and Applications, Wildlife Diseases: Landscape Epidemiology, Spatial Distribution and Utilization of Remote Sensing Technology and Pandemic Influenza Viruses: Science, Surveillance and Public Health. She has published more than 65 articles on topics within her area of expertise and has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, Wildlife Forever, N.J. Fish & Wildlife and others during her professional career.

In 2002, Dr. Huffman received the Great Teacher Award from the ESU Alumni Association. That same year, she delivered the University’s “Last Lecture” titled: Wildlife Microbiology: What was I Thinking? Five years later, the university selected her as a Distinguished Professor.

Professor Huffman is a member of the Wildlife Disease Association, American Society of Parasitologists, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences and the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science. She served as president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science from 2004 to 2006.

Dr. Huffman resides in Knowlton Township, N.J., with her husband Douglas, a wildlife pathologist.  Her son, Eric, is a judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps in San Diego, California.