Donald G. Hardy, PH.D.
Professor of Biology
Department: Mathematics & Science
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Sioux Falls College
Master of Arts in Biology, University of South Dakota
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology, University of Minnesota
Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Principles of Biology, General Zoology, Intro, to Botany, Evolution and Origins, Senior Science Seminar
How Your Program Is Unique Here:
We offer “full service”. Faculty teach all classes and labs; there are no classes where only teaching assistants do the instruction.
I accepted Christ as a youth in my local church but it was at college where my faith began to grow. I developed a love for God’s Word and a desire to serve Him that has stayed with me ever since.
Favorite Bible Verse and Why:
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
This verse just seems to sum up everything.
What You Enjoy Most About Teaching at Crown:
Interacting with students at such a critical part of their life.
How You Define “Academic Excellence”:
To not only master key concepts and ideas but to learn how to ask new questions about things fostering a sense of curiosity and confidence.
From A Career Standpoint, What Students Will Be Prepared To Do With A Degree From Your Program:
They will have the basic core content expected of science majors but in addition they will have learned how to learn.
What You Would Say to Parents of Prospective Students About Having Their Son/Daughter at Crown:
They will be pleased to see their children begin to live up to their potential academically and they will be pleased to see their children grow in their faith and character.