UMM Hires Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Maine at Machias has announced that Dr. Eric Jones of Tallahassee, Florida, has been hired as an assistant professor of plant biology.
“I am very pleased that Eric will be joining us here at UMM,” said Stuart Swain, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “He is passionate about plant science and involving students in hands-on learning. Eric brings a great deal of experience to our science programs and is a wonderful addition to the faculty.”
Jones comes to UMM from Florida State University where he has served as an instructor and teaching assistant in the Department of Biological Science since 2002.
He holds an associate’s degree from Tallahassee Community College, and received his bachelor’s degree in biological science and Ph.D. from Florida State University. His doctoral research focused on mating system evolution, pollination biology, and floral form, development, and evolution.
“I am very much looking forward to being a part of the UMM community,” said Jones. “Having the opportunity to share with students the wonders of the botanical world and the beauty of science is a dream come true for me. I am anxious to share this study of life with students as we explore the natural communities of coastal Maine.”
Jones will begin teaching on the UMM campus in September.