About Me


Dr. Robert P. West

Professor of Biology, Assistant Chair

Office: SMC350-B

Telephone: 423-614-8284




Dr. Robert West, Professor of Biology, earned his B.S., M.S. degrees from Clemson University and his Ph.D. from LSU. Since joining the faculty in January1990, he has taught a variety of classes including Animal Biology, General Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Health Perspectives: Cancer and AIDS, Medical Terminology, and Entomology. Presently he teaches primarily non-science majors in Human Biology and manages majors in Health Professions Internship. Dr. West also serves as an Assistant Department Chair. Dr. West’s intellectual interests cover a wide range in both academic (entomology, arachnology, learning styles, and strengths) and non-academic (Marvel universe, fountain pens, music, and exercise) areas.


Student Involvement:


Due to his present teaching assignments, Dr. West interacts with both non-science students and majors alike. In addition, he interacts with our majors in his capacity as an administrator as well. Dr. West also serves as a Strengths Vocational Advisor (SVA) with the Center for Calling and Career on the Lee campus.