Justin Rice, PhD

Assistant Professor

Teaches anatomy and physiology courses and other general biology courses as assigned.

Dr. Rice has training in various fields of biology including A&P, ecology, evolution, biology education, the nature of science, and teaching pedagogy.

Read Dr. Rice's CV (pdf)

Education and Training

  • PhD, Iowa State University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • MS, Iowa State University, Interdisciplinary Studies-Biology Education
  • BA, Augustana College, Biology and Psychology

What inspires you?

Anyone who overcomes adversity and rises to take advantage of opportunities.


Rice, J.W., Clough, M.C., Olson, J.K., Adams, D.C., & Colbert, J.T. (2015) University faculty and their knowledge & acceptance of biological evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach 8:8

Jarchow, M. E., Rice, J. W., Ritson, R. M., & Hargreaves, S. K. (2011) Awareness and convenience are important in increasing conference sustainability. Sustainability Science 6, 2:253-254

Rice, J.W., Olson, J.K., & Colbert, J.T. (2011) University Evolution Education: The Effect of Evolution Instruction on Biology Majors' Content Knowledge, Attitude Toward Evolution, and Theistic Position. Evolution: Education and Outreach 4:1

More About Dr. Rice

Courses Taught

BIOL 230 Human A&P I
BIOL 230L Human A&P I Lab
BIOL 109 Environmental Science
BIOL 101-L Principles of Biology Lab

Professional Memberships

National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)

National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)

National Association for Research in Science and Teaching (NARST)

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