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Dr. Thomas Hancock

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Natural Sciences

Phone: 478.471.2751

  • Macon - Charles H. Jones - 366
Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Wednesday 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Courses: BIOL 1001 (introductory biology I for non-majors)
BIOL 1002 (introductory biology II for non-majors)
BIOL 2107 (principles of biology I)
BIOL 2108 (principles of biology II)
SCIE 2999 (directed studies)
BIOL 3113 (environmental science)
BIOL 3211 (evolution)
BIOL 3350 (ecology)
BIOL 3510 (invertebrate zoology)
BIOL 4323 (marine biology)
BIOL 4894 (research)
Education: Ph.D. (biology) - Wake Forest University, 2009
M.S. (marine biology) - UNC Wilmington, 1995
B.S. (biology) - UNC Charlotte, 1993
CV: Current Projects:
Leaf anatomy, morphology, and life history strategy of Hydrocotyle bonariensis Lamarck growing on a southeastern (USA) barrier island.

How does water quality, physical setting and coastal development affect biofouling community diversity and oyster spat recruitment in Georgia (USA) salt marshes?
Professional Experience: 2016-present, Middle Georgia State University, Assistant Professor of Biology
2014-2016, High Point Friends School, Science Teacher
2013-2014, Methodist University, Assistant Professor of Biology
2009-2013, Bald Head Island Conservancy, Director of Conservation
2008-2009, Salem College, Visiting Lecturer of Biology
2003-2008, Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School, Science Teacher and Department Head
2001-2003, Main Street Baptist Church, Minister of Youth
1998-2001, Carolina Biological Supply, Marketing and Development, Biotechnology and AP Bio
1996-1998, Guilford County Schools, Science Teacher
1995-1996, UNC Wilmington, Laboratory Coordinator
Organizations: Association of Southeastern Biologists
Torrey Botanical Society
Southern Appalachian Botanical Society
Georgia Academy of Science
Georgia Botanical Society
North Carolina Academy of Science

Publications: DeGregorio, B.A., T.E. Hancock, D.J. Kurz and S. Yue. 2011. How quickly are road-killed snakes scavenged? Implications for underestimates of road mortality. Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Sciences. 127:184-188.

W. K. Smith, C. R. Brodersen, T.E. Hancock and D.M. Johnson. 2004. Integrating plant temperature measurement using heat-sensitive paint and color image analysis. Functional Ecology. 18:148-153.

W. K. Smith, M. J. Germino, T. E. Hancock, and D.M. Johnson. 2003. A more unified approach for interpreting elevational limits of upper timberlines. Tree Physiology. 23:1101-1112.

Hancock, T.E. and P.E. Hosier. 2003. Ecology of the Threatened Species Seabeach Amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus Rafinesque). Castanea. 68:236-244.

Hackney, C.T., S. Brady, L. Stemmy, M. Boris, C. Dennis, T. Hancock, M. O’Bryon, C. Tilton, and E. Barbee. 1996. Does intertidal vegetation indicate specific soil and hydrologic conditions. Wetlands. 16:89-94.

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