"I enjoy being a part of the educational process at Southern Adventist University
and training students to think about the HOWs and WHYs of science, in addition to
the WHATs," says Dr. Joyce Azevedo, professor of biology. She feels that biology offers
many exciting career possibilities and affords some of the best opportunities to learn
more about our Creator.
Dr. Azevedo graduated from Union College (1985) with a BA in biology, chemistry and secondary education. She continued her studies at the University of California at Riverside where she received both a master's (1987) and a doctorate (1992) in cellular and molecular biology. She has authored three published articles, two in the journal, Genetics, and one in the journal, Current Genetics, and has submitted an additional article for publication.
Prior to arriving at Southern in the fall of 1992, Dr. Azevedo taught Introductory Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of California at Riverside. During her graduate studies, she was a teaching assistant for 18 quarters and earned the Distinguished Teaching Assistant of the Year Award in 1990.
Dr. Azevedo is married, she and her husband are proud parents of Jared Alexander, born in 1999 and Joseph David, born in 2001. In-between taking care of their boys, they enjoy woodworking, kayaking, archery, and bicycle-riding as hobbies. Dr. Azevedo also enjoys piano playing, gardening, sewing, and cooking—but doesn't seem to find enough time to squeeze it all in!