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Dr. Gregory Frederick

Professor of Biology

Department Chair

 

Email: GregFrederick@letu.edu
Phone: (903) 233-3354
Office: Glaske O-174

 

View Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Ph.D., Kansas University Medical Center
B.A., Microbiology, Kansas University Medical Center
B.A., Biology, University of Kansas

 

Courses Taught

  • Microbiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Immunology
  • Ecology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Freshman Seminar

 

Experience

2014-Present Professor & Chair of the Department of Biology
LeTourneau University
2011-2014 Associate Professor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
2005-2011 Assistant Professor
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
1994-2005 East Asia Strategy Coordinator
International Board
2001-2005 Owner and C.E.O.
Open Door Information Resource Company
1998-2001 Director and Chief Representative
Global Parthers (U.K.) Ltd., N.E. China Office
1996-1998 Director and Chief Representative
BioChem Ventures Ltd. (Singapore), N.E. China Office
1991-1994 Instructor, Department of Pathology
U.T. Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
1989-1991 Research Scientist
Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis Intl. AG) Biotechnology Division
1984-1989 Graduate Teaching Instructor – Medical Microbiology
Kansas University Medical Center
1983-1984 Graduate Teaching Instructor – Virology and Microbiology
University of Kansas
1981-1983 Research Technician
University of Kansas
1980-1981 Quality Assurance - Virology Section Head
Abbott Laboratories (currently Sanofi Aventis Group), Vaccine Production Section

 

Grants, Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Recipient of the UMHB Faculty Summer Development Grant; $10,000
  • Recipient of the UMHB Summer Development Leave Award; $10,000 - Research on Human Parthenogenesis with faculty at Scott and White Hospital, Texas A&M University Health Science Center and the Temple Veterans’ Administration Hospital.
  • Recipient of a UMHB Faculty Development Award; $15,675 - BATTLING FIRE WITH FIRE: Using microorganisms to extinguish the burn. (Bio-control of fire ants)
  • Honored by the Liaoning China Provincial Governor as the "Province’s Most Valued Foreign Expert." Selected from the Province’s 10,000+ foreign experts for excellence in education, community health training, and community development.

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology – National
  • American Society for Microbiology – Texas Branch
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society
  • European Federation of Biotechnology
  • International Society for Computational Biology
  • Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society
  • Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology
  • Texas Academy of Science

 

Professional Activities

  • Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies, Board member
  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
  • Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD)

 

Service

  • Sunday school teacher and administrator
  • Church deacon, volunteer, Ironmen Men’s ministries team

 

Community Involvement

  • LeTourneau University Speakers Bureau
  • Profnet contributor

 

Publications

  • Jacobs, W., Jacobs, K., Dietz, R., Peters, L., (2015). Assessment in faith integration for higher education institutions. Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies International conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 10, 2015
  • Taylor, J., Stephens, K, and Jacobs, W. (2015). No Obstacles: Leading Innovative Mathematics into Limitless Service (NO LIMITS) project, Noyce Grant application (in process). Serving as Co-Investigator.
  • Jacobs, W. and Jacobs, K. (2015). What daughters want to see in their fathers. Daddy/daughter banquet, Longview, Texas. February 14, 2015.
  • Jacobs, W. J., Dewkett, M., Bower, C. (2012-2015). The Kinematic Effects of Equine Movement on the Human Body. Cooperative research between LeTourneau University and Windridge Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Serving as Co-Investigator.
  • Jacobs, W. and Jacobs, K. (2015). Supergluing your marriage. Marriage Moments Workshop, Longview, Texas. February 10, 2015.
  • Jacobs, W. and Jacobs, K. (2014). Blackboard Tips and Tricks. 2014 Excellence in Teaching Conference, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX, August 15, 2014.
  • Jacobs, W. and Jacobs, K. (2014). Faith integration: Then and Now. Pre-conference workshop for the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies International Conference, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, June 4, 2014.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Dietz, R. J. (2013). Insights into Personality: How to understand those around you. Presentation given to the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies International Conference, Baylor University, Waco, TX, June 5, 2013.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2013). Active Learning in the Public School setting, In-service delivered to the Jacksonville ISD faculty, June 3, 2013.
  • Jacobs, W.J. (2013). Brain Tune Up. In-service delivered to the Jacksonville ISD faculty, June 3, 2013
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2013). Brain Tune Up. Presentation given to the Eastman Professional Development Club, Texas Eastman Training Center, March 25, 2013.
  • Jacobs, W.J. (2013). Learning: Getting your Brain Engaged. Presentation given to the Leadership Longview Class, LeTourneau University, January 11, 2013.
  • Jacobs, W.J. (2012). New Fun for Old Favorites. Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN 978-3-659-22718-9.
  • Jacobs, W.J. and Teel-Borders, J. (2012). Brains in Motion. Consortium of Schools of Texas Teacher Education annual conference. Austin, TX, October 23, 2012.
  • Jacobs, W.J. and Teel-Borders, J. (2012). Brain Learning for Faculty. Teaching Excellence Workshop, LeTourneau University, August 17, 2012.
  • Jacobs, W.J. and Jacobs, K.C. (2012). Fusing Faith and Content. Fall Faculty Development Workshops. East Texas Baptist University and LeTourneau University, August 15 and 17, 2012.
  • Jacobs, W.J. and Jacobs, K.C. (2012). Active Learning and Faith Integration – the best of both worlds. Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies annual conference and meeting, Indiana Wesleyan University, June 8, 2012.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2012). Updates in Education. Roundtable presentation for the Dallas Spring Faculty Development Workshop, April 27, 2012.
  • Jacobs, W. J. and Johnson, J. (2012). Strategies and Tools to Improve Student Learning. Presentation given to the East Texas Spring Faculty Workshop, LeTourneau University, Longview, TX, March 23, 2012.
  • Jacobs, W. J (2012). Learning for adults. Presentation given to the Leadership Longview Class, LeTourneau University, January 12, 2012.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2011). Persistence. The Encouraging Leader. September, 2011, p. 5.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2011). Updates in Education. Roundtable presentation for the East Texas Winter Faculty Development Workshop, February 18, 2011.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2011). Learning for adults. Presentation given to the Leadership Longview Class, LeTourneau University, January 13, 2011.
  • Jacobs, W. J. contributor (2010). AAPAR has the Solution to the Health Care Crisis, Position Paper presented by the Fitness & Wellness Council of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2010). “How Rude! Classroom Management Strategies to Make Adult Classes Better.” Presentation given to the Houston Fall Faculty Workshop, Houston, TX, September 24, 2010.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2010). Building Better Brains. Presentation given to the junior class at Trinity School of Texas. April 12, 2010.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2010). “How Rude! Classroom Management Strategies to Make Classes Better”. Presentation given to the Graduate and Professional Studies Spring Faculty Workshop, Longview, TX, March 29, 2010.
  • Jacobs, W.J and Jacobs, K.L. (2010). “Active Learning in Online Environments.” Presentation given to the Association of Christian Distance Education Annual Conference, Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11, 2010.
  • Jacobs, K. L and Jacobs, W. J. (2010). “Faith integration in Distance Learning.” Presentation given to the Association of Christian Distance Education Annual Conference, Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 11, 2010.
  • Jacobs, W.J., Baskin, K., Clark, E., Longnecker, C., Scheller, E. (2010). “Exciting Learning Activities”. Presentation given to the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading convention, Longview, TX, February 5, 2010.
  • Jacobs, W. J. (2010). Being Salt and Light. Presentation given to the first annual Christian Faculty Forum, University of Texas at Tyler, January 16, 2010.

 

Recent Presentations

  • Bacteriophage Isolation for Phage Therapy and Prevention of Dental Caries.
    Presented at the American Society for Microbiology TX Branch 2014 Spring Conference. April 4, 2014. Sarah Gregory, Clinton Matkins, and Gregory Frederick.
  • Isolation and Characterization of the Imported Red Fire Ant Normal Gut Microbiota.
    Presented at the American Society for Microbiology TX Branch 2014 Spring Conference. April 4, 2014. Malintha C. Abeysiri and Gregory Frederick.
  • Career ADHD: Finding the right career path(s) for the ‘Many-Mes’ and you!
    Presented at the American Society for Microbiology TX Branch 2014 Spring Conference. April 4, 2014.
  • Chalk Dust Gets In Your Eyes… PPTs Put Students to Sleep… Solution: Portable Smart boards in Every Classroom.
    Presented at the 2013 Joint Meeting of the South Central and Texas Branches of the American Society for Microbiology. November 2, 2013.
  • SUPERBUGS: When Microbes, the Immune System, and Medicine Collide.
    Invited speaker for medical faculty and students at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. April 15, 2013.
  • A Lab Safety and Skills Practical for Program Assessment. Presented at the 2013 National Conference of the National Science Teachers Association. Kathleen Wood, Cathleen Early, Gregory Frederick, Arch Koontz, Andrew W. Woodward, Karen Grant. April 13, 2013.
  • Developing and conducting a hands-on assessment of biology lab skills and safety.
    Presented at the 116th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science. Kathleen N. Early, Karen Grant, Gregory D. Frederick, Arch Koontz, Andrew W. Woodward, and Kathleen Wood. March 1, 2013.
  • Clinical Mycology Workshop.
    Hosted workshop for the Southwest Association of Clinical Microbiologists at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Belton, TX, December 15, 2012.
  • Retrograde DNA Repair: Recollections from Two Decades Past.
    Presented at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Department of Pathology DNA Repair Symposium. Dallas, TX, December 1, 2012.
  • Using Web 2.0 for Student Learning.
    Presented at the Center For Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Belton, TX, November 2, 2012.
  • GamEducation: Gamification in Higher Education – Does it work?
    Presented at the 44th Annual Fall Meeting of the Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. Baylor University. Waco, TX, October 20, 2012.
  • Are Your Students Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? Getting Them All on the Same Playground.
    Presented at the Nineteenth Annual American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, (ASMCUE) San Mateo, CA, June 16, 2012.
  • Approaches to Biocontrol of Solenopsis invictus via Genetically Modified Organisms.
    Presented by KA Cooke, JT Smith, JR Bowen, and GD Frederick at the 44th Annual Spring Meeting of the Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. New Braunfels, TX, March 30, 2012.
  • PCR based detection of B1/NAP-1/027 strain of Clostridium difficile: Decrease in Prevalence and Clinical Severity?
    Presented at the 100th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canada Academy of Pathologists (USCAP), San Antonio, TX, February 26, 2011.
  • The Bugs That Bug Us: Understanding Them Better to Bug Them Back!
    Invited Guest Lecturer, Presented at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, September 16, 2010
  • Molecular analysis of Clostridium difficile, C. Difficile 027/B1/NAP1 and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in tissues with Pseudomembranous colitis or CDAD
    Presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the United States and Canada Academy of Pathologists (USCAP), Washington, D.C., March 20, 2010.
  • Molecular Analysis of the Clostridium Difficle and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Association in Pseudomembranous Colitis
    Presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Science, Stephenville, TX, March 4-6, 2010.

 

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