Teaching Experience

Professor, Biology (undergraduate) and Education (graduate), Alvernia University, December 2009 – present

Associate Professor, Biology (undergraduate) and Education (graduate), Alvernia University, January 2002 – December 2009

Recipient, Alvernia College Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004

Promoted to Assistant Professor of Biology, Alvernia University, June 1986

Earned tenure, August 1992

Instructor, Biology, Alvernia University, August 1985

Adjunct Instructor (full-time), Biology, Millersville University, fall 1984

Science Teacher, Governor Mifflin Schools, January 1972 – June 1984
    (Tenured – May 1974; earned permanent teaching certificate – February 1975)

Administrative Experience at Alvernia

Director, Center for Ethics and Leadership, June 2010 – July 2011

Director, Ph.D. Program, August 2007 – July 2010

Coordinator, Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies Program (MALS), August 2005 – August 2006

Dean, Graduate and Outreach Division (Continuing Studies), March 2000 – December 2001

Dean, Arts and Sciences Division, July 1999 – March 2000

Chair, Division of Science and Mathematics, August 1998 – July 1999

Chair, Department of Biology, April 1994 – August 1998

Faculty Leadership Positions at Alvernia

Faculty Council Executive Committee, Secretary, July 2010 – July 2012

Chair, General Education Sub-Committee of Curriculum, September 2010 – June 2011

Chair, Graduate Academic Council, September 2008 – July 2010

Co-Chair, Search Committee, Associate Vice President and Dean, 2009

Co-developer, Program for Community Leadership: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, 2008

Co-chair, Presidential Transition Team, February 2005 – April 2006

President, Faculty Council, academic years 1986 – 1988, 1997 – 1998, 2004 – 2006

Chair, Faculty Grievance Committee, June 1996 – August 1998

Vice President, Alvernia AAUP Chapter, academic years 1992 – 1996

Co-Chair, Self-Study Report to Middle States on finances, academic year 1993 – 1994 (member, academic year 1990 – 1991)

Chair, Faculty Review Committee, June 1991 – August 1992

Treasurer, Alvernia AAUP Chapter, 1989 – 1992

President, Alvernia NEA/PSEA Chapter, academic years 1989 – 1991

Selected Institutional Service at Alvernia

Faculty Council Executive Committee, faculty representative: academic years 1996 – 1997; 2002 – 2003; 2008 - present

Provost’s Council, January 2008 – present Distance Education Committee, April 2008 – present

Institutional Review Board (IRB): academic years 2000 – 2001; September 2007 – present

Service Learning Action Committee 2007 – present

Copyright Committee, March 2009 – present

Salary and Benefits Committee, September 2008 – present

Grievance Committees: Student, September 1989 – August 1992; Faculty, June 2007 – August 2008

Institutional Planning: Building and Grounds Committee of the Board, 1990 – 1992; Long Range Planning, 1994 – 1995; Presidential Inauguration Committee, 1997; Technology Assessment Team, 2007; Campus Master Planning 2006 – 2008; Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board, 2007 – 2008; University Task Force, 2007; Alvernia Education Advisory Board, 2007; Alvernia Planning Advisory Council (APAC), 2007– 2008; University Transition Team, 2008 – 2009; Enrollment Management Committee of the Board, 2009

Faculty/Staff Searches, Rank and Tenure: Presidential Searches, August 1996 – January 1997, August 2004 – January 2005
Rank and Tenure Committee, September 2003 – August 2005; Third and Fifth Year Review Committees: academic years 2002 – 2003, 2006 – 2009;
Athletic Director, 1997; Occupational Therapy Director, 1998; education, 2008; business, 2009; and numerous science searches

Committee to plan the Peace and Justice Conference: "Seeking Peace and Justice in a Violent World,” Alvernia College, April 7 – 9, 2005

Curriculum Committees: academic years 1994 – 1995, 1998 – 1999; committee to design the MALS program, academic years 1996 – 1998

Faculty Handbook Development Committee, academic years 1989 – 1991

Academic Standards Committee, September 1988 – July 1990

Faculty Representative, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, academic years 1985 – 1988

Contact Information

 
Img: Spence Stober

Dr. Spencer S. Stober,
Professor of Biology

   Upland Center, Room 223
   Phone: 610.796.8249
   spencer.stober@alvernia.edu