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Picture of Donald L. Cronkite Donald L. Cronkite Professor of Biology


  • B.A. Zoology 1966, Indiana University
  • Ph. D. Zoology 1972 Indiana University

Research Interests

Biology of Millipedes: Symbiotic relationships of fauna and flora inhabiting the lower intestine of Millipedes, giant and otherwise.

Control of the metachronal waves of millipedes

Interaction of science and religion: The Problem of Evil and the Problem of Awful

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I have been a teacher for most of my life, beginning at the age of three when I was found in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, teaching shoe shine providers the English words for various parts of a stuffed dog. I kept tropical fish and visited natural history museums. So when I went to college I assumed I was going to get a Ph.D. and then become a biology major. AND I DID!

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E-mail: cronkite@hope.edu