Virginia Hayssen

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), Field of Neurobiology and Behavior, PhD, 1985.
Pomona College (Claremont, CA), Department of Botany, BA, 1973.


Professor of Biology, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 2000-present.
Associate Professor of Biology, Smith College, Northampton, MA, 1985-2000. Tenured 1993.
Lecturer in Physiological Ecology, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, England, 1994-1997
Administrative Supervisor, Liddell Laboratory for Animal Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1980-1984.
Teaching Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1978-1985.
Research Assistant, E.K. Shriver Center for Mental Retardation, Waltham, MA, 1976-1978.
Research Assistant, Boston Biomedical Research Laboratory, Boston, MA, 1974-1976.


American Society of Mammalogists (Patron Member)
National Wildlife Federation
Sigma Xi
Wisconsin Society for Ornithology (Patron Member)


Australian Mammal Society
British Mammal Society

  SMITH COLLEGE (1985-1993; 1997-PRESENT)

Vertebrate Biology: lecture and laboratories (intermediate level)
Animal Behavior: lecture and laboratory (upper level)
Lions: Science and Science Fiction: First Year Seminar
Mammalian Reproductive Ecology: seminar (upper level)
> Tropical Ecology of Belize: interterm field course; co-taught
Introductory Biology: lecture and laboratory; co-taught
Introductory Statistics Laboratory: in Mathematics department
>Science: Myth and Method: non-majors course in History of Science Program


Environmental Science field course: Norfolk coast; co-taught, avian foraging
Endocrinology and Digestive Physiology: lectures and exam papers (intermediate level)
Introduction to Physiological Ecology: intermediate level; lectures, coursework, exam papers
Principles of Ecology: team taught, lectures on evolutionary ecology
Physiological Ecology: advanced level, seminar format
Integrative Physiology: team taught, lectures on synthesis and integration
Mammalian Reproductive Ecology: tutorial format (advanced level)


Introductory Biology Laboratories: 3 separate courses: majors, non-majors, summer
Palaeoclimatology and Ecophenotypicity: seminar, co-taught

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