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Doug Wyatt

Doug Wyatt is an Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Regional Science Fair at Darton State College. Born in Chicago, IL and growing up a military brat, he lived in Hawaii, South Carolina, Japan, North Carolina, and Iowa before finally settling in Georgia where he earned biology degrees from Georgia Southwestern State University and the University of West Georgia. He is currently working on a doctorate in higher education and researching the acceptance of online education.

Doug’s love of biology was fostered at a very young age, spending time outdoors with his father fishing and camping. A young professional collector of frogs would one day put those skills to use as a researcher. During graduate school his research interests spanned from amphibians to botany and both were easily accessed while camping for 3 semesters in lieu of renting an apartment.

After a stint participating in a backcountry survey of the flora of Talladega and Bankhead National forests in Alabama, he successfully defended his thesis on amphibian malformations and began teaching at Darton in August of 2004. He most often teaches Biology I and II and Environmental Biology.

When not teaching, Doug is an avid backpacker, camper, and traveler extraordinaire who has visited all 50 states in the U.S., camping, hiking, and exploring along the way out of his trusty old jeep. He is a music lover, very amateur guitar player and has spent way too much money on concerts over the years. He is an endurance athlete having competed in marathons, triathlons, and most often, mountain trail races ranging from 50 to 100 miles. When not teaching or running, Doug spends his days on a country homestead gardening, tending a flock of chickens, and chasing around his young son and a pair of border collies with the help of his wife and best friend Alida.

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