Dr.Stam M. Zervanos, emeritus professor of biology, has been with the University for over forty years. From 1981 to 1993 he served as the Director of Academic Affairs at the Berks Campus; and from 2004 to 2006 he served as the Division Head for Science. Zervanos has a baccalaureate degree in biology from Albright College, a master's degree in biology from Penn State University and a Ph.D. in zoology from Arizona State University.
He taught courses on biodiversity, evolution, ecology, and physiology. His biodiversity courses took students to a verity of biomes including Peru, Galapagos, Australia, Costa Rica, and Tanzania. His research has focused on the adaptational biology of mammals in such diverse habitats as the deserts of Arizona, the tundra of Alaska, the coastal islands of eastern U.S. and the rainforests of South America. Dr.Zervanos is the author of over 30 research publications and is currently working on the adaptation and evolution of hibernation in woodchucks. He has presented over 25 papers at national and international scientific meetings.
Zervanos, S. M., C. R. Maher, J. A. Waldvogel. and G. A. Florant. (2010). Latitudinal differences in the hibernation characteristics of woodchucks (Marmota monax). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83(1): 135 – 142.
Zervanos, S. M., C. R. Maher, and G. A. Florant. (2013). Effect of Body Mass on Hibernation Strategies of Woodchucks (Marmota monax). Integrative and Comparative Biology 54, 443-451.
Ph.D., Zoology, Arizona State University, 1972
M.S., Biology, Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Biology, Albright College, 1965