Gabriela Galey, M.D.

University of Heidelberg Medical School. 1999.

Email: ggaley@cofo.edu

Phone: 417-690-2558

Courses:  Introduction to Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Upper Anatomy, German.

Research Interests
Dr. Galey’s main interest is the Anatomy and Physiology of the human body. Her dissertation research at the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Heidelberg, Germany involved a retroactive study entitled: The Current Therapy of the Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Conventional Drainage vs. Thoracoscopic Bulla Resection. After graduating from medical school, she worked several years in pediatric surgery while continuing studies in nutrition and how it affects the human body, and obtained certification as a health advisor (GGB Certified Health Advisor from the Society for Health, Lahnstein, Germany). After moving back to the United States she began teaching Anatomy and Physiology on a college level.


 Jeff H. Rettig, Ph.D.

University of Georgia. 1988.

Email: rettig@cofo.edu

Phone: 417-690-2235

Courses:  General Botany, Ecology, Plant Taxonomy, Evolutionary Biology, Medical Microbiology and Microbiology.

Dr. Rettig’s research interests currently focus on the pollination ecology of Yucca arkansana, a rare plant in Missouri and the systematics of the genus Yucca.

Student Research
2011. Jasmine Long & J.H. Rettig. Pollination biology and reproductive effort of Yucca arkansana (Agavaceae)

2010.  Jordan Bell & J.H. Rettig.  Determination of toxicity in urban golf course sediments in Taney Co., Missouri.

2010.  Molly Brown & J.H. Rettig.  The effects of manure solids application on the toxicity levels of fields in Taney Co., Missouri.

2008.  Teresa Brueggen & J. H. Rettig. Determination of toxicity contributed from runoff into static water associated with an Ozark Mountain golf course using Ceriodaphnia dubia.

2007.  Comer, J. S. and J. H. Rettig.  Phylogenetic analysis of Carex section Acrocystis Dumortier (Cyperaceae) using rDNA internal transcribed spacers. 

2007.  Comer, J. S. and J. H. Rettig.  Evaluation of eight protocols for PCR thermocycling of the internal transcribed spacer region in Aeranthes Lindley (Orchidaceae).

2007.  Sappington, D. and J. H. Rettig.  Reproductive toxicity detected with Ceriodaphnia dubia from golf course effluent sampling. 


 Robert Snyder, Ph.D.

Auburn University. 1985.

Email: snyder@cofo.edu

Phone: 417-690-3274

Courses: General Zoology, Field Vertebrate Zoology, Wildlife Management, Conservation of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Principles of Wildlife Management

Dr. Snyder’s academic interests focus on the human-wildlife interface and conservation of native wildlife and their habitat.  He has worked in environmental assessment, fisheries and fish culture in the USA and overseas and has international experience in the study and management of natural resources as it relates to community development.  He has also taught wildlife biology in Kenya and Mozambique.

Research interests:
Dr. Snyder’s research interests relate broadly to the enhancement of wildlife and fish populations through habitat management and modification.  Field work and research relating to the restoration of bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) to the C of O campus continues.  Evaluation of stream fish populations in campus streams and analysis of the use of remote cameras for estimating whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) populations are new for 2010.

 Student Research:
2011.  Kathleen Payne & Robert Snyder.  Analysis of Buck:Doe Ratios in White-Tail Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Using Infrared Game Cameras.  (1st Place – Biology Section I, Missouri Academy of Science annual meeting)

2010.  Jacob Little & Robert Snyder.  The Role of Lake Taneycomo on Fish Migration and Stream Colonization.

2010.  Grant Wilburn & Robert Snyder.  Evaluation of Habitat Isolation as a Potential Barrier to Bobwhite Quail Colonization.

2008.  Farwell, B. and R. Snyder.  Determination of the presence of Bobwhite Quail on the College of the Ozarks campus, followed by the investigation of the Alice Nightingale Glade for viable quail habitat.


David Zimmerman, Ph.D.

University of Illinois. 2012.

Email: dzimmerman@cofo.edu

Phone: 417-690-3227

Courses: Cell Biology, Genetics, Vertebrate Physiology, Introduction to Human Biology.

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