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Eric J. Simon, Ph.D.

Department of Biology and Health Science

New England College, Henniker, NH

Eric J. Simon, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Biology and Health Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire. There, he teaches introductory biology, human biology, and tropical marine biology. Dr. Simon also teaches international travel courses, including ones to Belize, the Galapagos, Tanzania, Cuba, the Amazon river, and Patagonia. Dr. Simon received a B.A. in biology and computer science and an M.A. in biology from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard University. Dr. Simon is the author of a widely used series of college biology textbooks with over 2 million books in print that help teach biology to students in over 40 countries.

 
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EDUCATION + AFFILIATIONS

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New England College

Professor, Department of Biology and Health Science (2002 - Present)

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Harvard University

Ph.D. (1996). Program in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology completed in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dissertation title: A Molecular Dynamics Study of a Mutation in a Bacteriophage 434 DNA/Protein Complex. Dissertation work completed in the laboratory of Stephen Harrison.

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Wesleyan University

M.A. in Biology (1999). Dissertation title: Sequence Dependence of the A to B Transition in DNA: A Theoretical Approach. Dissertation work completed in the laboratory of David Beveridge.

 

B.A. in Biology and Math: Computer Science, summa cum laude, Wesleyan University (1989). University Scholar; Highest Honors in Biology; Phi Beta Kappa

 
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PubliSHED BOOKS

Eric J. Simon is the author of a series of best-selling introductory biology textbooks written specifically for college non-science-major (general education) students.

With over 2 million in print, his books are used by 200,000 students each year, in over 40 countries, and have been translated into 7 languages.

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Biology: The Core

by Eric J. Simon

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Campbell Biology:

Concepts & Connections

by Martha R. Taylor, Eric J. Simon, Jean L. Dickey, Kelly A. Hogan, Jane B. Reece

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Campbell Essential Biology

by Eric J. Simon, Jane B. Reece, Jean L. Dickey

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Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology 

by Eric J. Simon, Jane B. Reece, Jean L. Dickey

 

photography

Eric specializes in nature and landscape photography from around the world.

Click on any image to open a gallery.

Macro photo of a green bee on a yellow flower with hot pink background by Eric J. Simon

toronto (macro)

Rainbow pool in Yellowstone National Park by Eric J. Simon

National parks

Close up sea turtle swimming in Hawaii by Eric J. Simon

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Green World Map
Elephants walking in field with tree in Tanzania by Eric J. Simon

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Eric J. Simon in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA & BAHRAIN

Elephant with trunk in its mouth in Southeast Asia by Eric J. Simon

southeast asia

Silouette skyline in Italy by Eric J. Simon

italy

Old red car in Cuba by Eric J. Simon

cuba

Snake swimming in a river in the Amazon by Eric J. Simon

AMAZON

Tree in the wind in Patagonia by Eric J. Simon

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Galapagos lizard on a rock by Eric J. Simon

GALAPAGOS

Sea turtle swimming in Belize by Eric J. Simon

Belize

Bird with long beak and messy head feathers in Hilton Head, South Carolina by Eric J. Simon

HILTON HEAD, SC

Colorful fall foliage in Deering, New Hampshire by Eric J. Simon

Deering, NH

Brown horse in field in Iceland by Eric J. Simon

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Smiling pig on the beach in Bahamas by Eric J. Simon

BAHAMAS

& EXUMAS

 
 

TRAVEL blogs

Sharing his love of travel, Eric Simon has led over a dozen international student trips for students at New England College.

Belize & Guatemala travel blog by Eric J. Simon

TRAVEL BLOG

Belize & Guatemala

Student group in front of monument in Cuba

TRAVEL BLOG

Cuba

Ostrich is a field with yellow flowers in Tanzania by Eric J. Simon

TRAVEL BLOG

Tanzania

Patagonia Landscape by Eric J. Simon

TRAVEL BLOG

Patagonia

Colorful sunset on the river in Peruvian Amazon by Eric J. Simon

TRAVEL BLOG

Peruvian Amazon

Lizards in Galapagos by Eric J. Simon

TRAVEL BLOG

Galapagos

 

RESOURCES

Hawaiian Reef Life Identification​

Eric J. Simon has created a resource to help amateur snorkelers recognize life found on the coral reefs of Hawaii.

Check A Source

Eric J. Simon has created a free online resource for educators to check the reliability of sources.

Talks

Eric Simon has given keynote presentations on using technology to improve learning at professional meetings and colleges in the U.S., Canada, Italy, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia.

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