Robert Meyer, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, Morton Wing, SJ11
Office Phone:  215.248.7179


Educational Background


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Courses Taught 


Cell BiologyGenetics
General Biology

Environmental Seminar

Environmental Field TechniquesBotany Lab 
Marine Biology    Evolution 
Developmental BiologyVirology 
Biological Concepts    Senior Seminar 
HistologyFreshwater Ecology 
Terrestrial Ecology    Ponds and Streams (Non-Majors) 
Forests and Fields (Non-Majors)Ecology and Enviromental Issues (Non-Majors 
Botany and Ecology Sections of the General Biology for  Major Corurse  


Research Interests



Environmental monitoring and analysis of local waterways and wetlands, especially for curriculum development.


Invited Lectures 


  •  “Weather 101.” Ann’s Choice Lifetime Learning Academy. May 2011.  
  • Co-Planner and panel moderator. Sacred Earth: Spirituality and Sustainability Conference, Chestnut Hill College. June 2010.  
  • Presentation of Wissahickon Stream Bank Restoration Project to Local Citizen's Group. Whitemarsh, PA, September 2009. 
  • “The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Its Impact on Environmental Legislation.” The Legacy of 1968 Conference. Chestnut Hill College. April 2008. 
  • “Beyond Human Interest: Effects of Global Warming on Ecological Systems.” Global Warming Symposium sponsored by Mount St. Joseph Academy. January 2008.   
  • Member of a panel on the relationship between water and health. Citizen Science program sponsored by the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Cecilian Center. November 2007.  
  • “Using the Saylor Grove Stormwater Treatment Wetland in Watershed Education.” 2007 Schuylkill Watershed Congress, Montgomery County Community College West Campus, 2007.  
  • “Using the Morris Arboretum’s Wetland Project to Teach Ecological Principles.” 2006 Schuylkill Watershed Congress, Montgomery County Community College West Campus, 2006.