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Dr. Gara’s Biology Course Promotes Faithful Teachings

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Sun, Mar 08, 2020 @ 02:13 PM

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We are excited to welcome Dr. Catherine Gara to the faculty as an undergraduate biology professor. Dr. Gara holds a doctorate in biology from The Johns Hopkins University. She is a freelance science writer who specializes in “translating” scientific research into lay language. She also has a broad range of professional and volunteer teaching experience from the elementary to undergraduate levels. In March 2019, Dr. Gara will teach General Biology, a course that will combine an exploration into the order and complexity of living beings by studying the continuum of life’s components from molecules to organisms. She will do this in a manner that is mindful of the dictum of Augustine and Aquinas that God is known not only through the Book of Revelation but through the book of nature as well. Appropriate attention will be given to the theological ramifications of topics, including evolution and assisted reproductive technologies. Students who complete this course will be able to apply their knowledge to better understand their moral dimensions and gain a new appreciation for the world around them.