Ann Foster

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Biology Department
Phone: 423.236.2927
Email: afoster@southern.edu

Ann Foster is on Sabbatical during the Fall 2015 semester

Dr. Foster says, “An undergraduate degree in biology should open many career doors in academic, industrial, and medical professions. I feel that the combination of research projects and a strong faculty commitment to teaching produces a great environment for biology students to explore the many opportunities that are available to them at Southern Adventist University.”
She graduated from Southern College (now Southern Adventist University) with a BS degree in biology and later continued her studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, where she earned MS and Ph.D. degrees in microbiology. Her education continued with a post-doctoral fellowship in chemistry, during which she investigated the ultramicrostructure of solder, and tested solderability of printed circuit boards using a prototype test cell developed by Rockwell International. Dr. Foster has been involved in biomedical research projects at Medical Sciences Research Institute, Herndon, VA and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Before arriving at Southern Adventist University in the summer of 1996, she taught Microbiology, General Biology and Anatomy and Physiology at Cape Fear Community College and at Brunswick Community College in North Carolina. She is co-author of 11 papers and one book chapter.
Dr. Foster enjoys stamp art, paper tole, gardening, photography, hiking, and camping when she is not in the lab or teaching.