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Department Description

The Biology Department at Anoka-Ramsey Community College offers a variety of courses for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum and general education, and in preparation for allied health fields and transfer to Biology Major programs at four-year institutions. We have excellent, state-of-the-art facilities at both campuses and well-qualified faculty and staff with a diverse array of expertise.

Facilities and Labs

The biology facilities at Cambridge include:

  • Two state-of-the-art smart laboratory classrooms with seating for 24 students each, student computers, large projection screens, document cameras, numerous models and demos for all classes, microscopes, probeware, high-tech lab equipment, and much more.    
  • A greenhouse for student projects.    
  • Over 10 acres of an on-campus prairie and adjacent Spirit River Nature Area. http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/prairie/
  • The Russell W. Johnson Herbarium that contains a large collection of preserved plant specimens that provide students and the public tools to enhance in their understanding of plants and natural history.

     

The facilities at Coon Rapids include:
  

  • Two state-of-the-art smart lecture classrooms with large projection screens, document cameras, and ample seating.    
  • Four state-of-the-art smart laboratory classrooms with seating for 24 students each, student computers, large projection screens, document cameras, numerous models and demos for all classes, microscopes, genetic and microbiology high-tech lab equipment, and much more.    
  • a greenhouse filled with various native and tropical species with a native prairie plot garden located just outside.    
  • a 26-acre Natural Area with a large closed-canopy forest , 5 acre restored prairie area and multiple tree and animal species including a fox den.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PEOPLE TO CONTACT

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Kim Lynch email 
763-433-1865

Faculty

Phil Anderson    email
763-433-1888    

Jennifer Braido  email
763-433-1219

James Brozowski  email
763-433-1958

Paula Croonquist  email           
763-433-1587

Scott Danneman  email
763-433-1509

Norm Esterberg  email          
763-433-1712

Alejandra Estrin  email             
763-433-1696

Debby Filler     email
763-433-1165

Kristen Genet   email
763-433-1269

Margaret Guiney  email
763-433-1199

Mary Januschka   email            
763-433-1876

David Larson   email
763-433-1163

Shawn Magner   email
763-433-1252

Brad Martinsen   email
763-422-6076

Joan McKearnan  email
763-433-1232

Melissa Mills   email
763-433-1332

Gary Nelson  email
763-433-1412

Julie Readinger  email
763-433-1686

Christopher Reigstad  email
763-433-1664

Marc Robichaud   email
763-433-1747

Terry Teppen  email
763-433-1418

Melanie Waite-Altringer  email
763-433-1327

Brad Wold  email
763-433-1808