Craig A. Almeida
Dean of Academic Achievement; Associate Professor of Biology; Pre-Health Professions Advisor
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of New Hampshire
B.S., Biology, Bridgewater State College
A.A., Liberal Arts, Bristol Community College
Phone: (508) 565-1840
Office: Provost's Office Suite, Duffy 134
I first began teaching at Stonehill during the 1995-1996 academic year as a part-time Instructor for the Biology Department. In 1996 I joined the Biology Department full-time as an Assistant Professor and in 2005 was promoted to Associate Professor. Among the courses I have taught most regularly are Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry II, and Biology of Cancer.
At the 2001 Commencement Ceremony I received the College's Louise F. Hegarty Award for Teaching Excellence. From the fall of 2000 through to the spring of 2008 I served as the first Director of the Biochemistry Program, which is managed jointly by the Biology and Chemistry Departments. Since January of 2007 I have served as the College's Pre-Health Professions Advisor. In that role I assist students who intend on attending medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and veterinary schools.
In July 2008 I assumed the role as Stonehill's first Dean of Academic Achievement. I oversee and support programs that complement and enhance students' academic experiences including international programs, student advising and support services, the Honors program, and the pursuit of prestigious and nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships (Goldwater, Fulbright, Rhodes, Truman, etc.).
Science education and the effect of the mut-2 gene on recombination frequency in C. elegans.