Paul D. Ausmus
Adjunct Professor -- Department of Biology
McMurry University


EDUCATION
   B.A.        Biology (minor in chemistry).  St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX
   M.S.        Biology (minor in biochemistry).  Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
   Howard College, Big Spring, TX
        Biology Instructor, 1964-1998
        Chair, Division of Science/Mathematics, 1977-1997
        Courses Taught        General Biology
                                        Botany and Zoology
                                        Human Anatomy & Physiology
                                        Microbiology
                                        Invertebrate Zoology
   McMurry University, Abilene, TX
        Adjunct Professor, 1999-present
        Courses Taught        General Biology
                                        Human Anatomy & Physiology

POST-DEGREE EDUCATION/STUDY
   Attended several National Science Foundation summer courses:
        Mycology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
        Media in Classroom Teaching, University of Texas at Austin
        Field Studies, University of Oklahoma Biological Station on Lake Texoma
    Additional Graduate Work
        Tropical Entomology, Texas Tech University:  We traveled 300 miles into Mexico to a
        Biological Station in the cloud forest El Cielo.  There was extensive collecting and study
        in insect biology.  We lived in tents for 10 days and nights.  It was very primitive but
        one of the best biological experiences I have ever had in my career.

RESEARCH INTEREST
   Taxonomy and biology of ants.  Currently preparing a paper for publication on "Ants of
    Howard County".  I consider myself primarily a classroom teacher.

AWARDS
   Outstanding Educator of the Year, 1988-1989, Howard College
    Outstanding Educator of the Year, 1993-1994, Howard College
    Excellence in College Teaching Award, 1989, National Institute for Staff Development,
    Department of Education, University of Texas at Austin (upon recommendation by the
    Howard College president).