Campus Box 0392
McCreary Hall 224
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
(717) 337 -
BS Auburn University,
MS Auburn University,
PhD University of Florida,
Form and Function in Living Organisms
Wonders of Nature and Artifice: The Renaissance Quest for Knowledge
Comparative Animal Physiology
animal physiology, science history
Kay Etheridge teaches Comparative Animal Physiology (BIO 340), Form and Function (BIO 112), and the First-Year Seminar, Creativity in Art and Science. Her publications in physiology and ecology include work on tropical bats, manatees, hibernation in lizards, estivation in aquatic salamanders, and metabolic control by thyroid hormones in snakes. She also publishes on the integration of art (natural history images) and the history of biology.
Dr. Etheridge has mentored a variety of student research projects in physiology. Recent student projects include cortisol levels in animal shelter dogs and the effects of a fatty acid synthase inhibitor on genetically diabetic mice.
The K-12 science education program, Advancing Science, was designed by Dr. Etheridge, who has been the program director since 1994. This Gettysburg College outreach program makes over 30,000 student contacts per year in the schools of south-central Pennsylvania, and was a model for the current statewide "science van" program in PA. This program also offers unique opportunities for Gettysburg College students to participate in pre-college science education.