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Clarence E. Harms

Manager of the Outdoor Laboratory

Center for the Environment

(724) 946-6001

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Campus Location:
   Field Station (Biology)
Mailbox: 116

About Me

Professor, emeritus - Director of the Field Stations

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

I joined the Westminster Department of Biology in the fall of 1969 and served as Chair of the biology department for 23 years.  I retired from the classroom in 2003, but continue to serve as Director of the Westminster Field Station (a position held since 1983).  My scholarly work has centered on field biology (local and the tropics) and fish parasitology.  My travels while on sabbatical or leading travel courses with students have taken me to Pakistan, Alaska, the Caribbean, the Florida Everglades, Hawaii, Ecuador (Amazonia and the Galápagos) and Tanzania.  My passions include sustainability, environmental education for children and the relationship between faith, evolution and life.  My hobbies include scuba diving (with or without sharks), photography, woodworking and restoring an old Jeep.