John Cummings

Senior Lecturer



Contact Information

G-23 Jordan Hall
Phone: 864 656-3601
FAX: 864 656-0435
Email: cumminj@clemson.edu



Education

  • M.S. Biology, Bowling Green University, 1988
  • B.S. Biology, Bowling Green University, 1983

Research Interests

  • John Cummings received his BS and MS in Biology from Bowling Green State University. He is currently a senior lecturer and works with the South Carolina DNA Learning Center. His current interests include laboratory curriculum development, TA training, development of Web-based course management materials, and a long-term field project on barn owls.

Selected Publications

  • Cummings, J. and D. Smith. 2003. Biology 103: Instrumentation and Techniques, Second Edition. Hayden-McNeil, Michigan. 130 p. Cummings, J. and D. Smith. 2002. Biology 104 Laboratory Manual, Second Edition. Hayden-McNeil, Michigan. 120 p.
  • Cummings, J. and D. Smith. 2001. The line-intercept method: a tool for introductory plant ecology laboratories. In. Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 21. Proceedings of the 21st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Dickey, J., M. Haag, J. Cummings, W. Glider and L. McBain. 2001. . Effective methods of training biology laboratory assistants. In. Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 21. Proceedings of the 21st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Kosinski, R. J. and J. R. Cummings. 2000. Teaching buffering by comparing observed and expected hydrogen and hydroxide ion change. In: Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 21. Proceedings of the 21st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Kosinski, R. J. and J. R. Cummings. 1999. The scientific method: an introduction using reaction time. In: Tested studies for laboratory teaching, Volume 20 (S. J. Karcher, Editor. Proceedings of the 20th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).
  • Helms, D., C. Helms, R. Kosinski and J. Cummings. 1998. Biology in the laboratory, 3rd edition. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York.
  • Cummings, J. R. and S. H. Vessey. 1994. Agricultural influences on movement patterns of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus). Am. Mid. Nat. 132:209-218.
  • Cooper, M. M., J. R. Cummings, and J. L. Dickey. 1992. TA Training Videotape Series: Cheating. Clemson University.
  • Cooper, M. M., J. R. Cummings, and J. L. Dickey. 1991. TA Training Videotape Series: The Unprepared TA. Clemson University.
  • Cooper, M. M., J. R. Cummings, and J. L. Dickey. 1991. TA Training Videotape Series: The First Day. Clemson University.
  • Cooper, M. M., J. R. Cummings, and J. L. Dickey. 1991. TA Training Videotape Series: Involving Students. Clemson University.
  • Cummings, J. R. and S. H. Vessey. 1988. Use of agricultural habitats by the white-footed mouse, Peromyscus leucopus. Ohio J. Sci. 88:44 (abstract).

Recent Courses

  • BIOSC 222 / 223 - Anatomy and Physiology I & II