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Joined Seton Hill
1972
Hometown
Greensburg PA
Contact Info
fondy@setonhill.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Plant Physiology, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (1979)
  • M.S. Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (1975)
  • B.A. Biology, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA (1969)

Publications

  • APAP Education Forum Syllabus (2005) Shallenberger, C and B. Fondy
  • Plant Physiology 90:1168-1174 (1989) Servaites, J.C., B.R. Fondy, B. Li and D.R. Geiger
  • Plant Physiology 89:396-402 (1989) Fondy, B.R., D.R.Geiger and J.C.Servaites
  • Plant Physiology 87:776-80. (1988) Geiger, D.R., B.R. Fondy and M.A. Tucci
  • Plant Physiology 78:753-757 (1985) Fondy, B.R. and D.R. Geiger
  • Current Topics in Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, D.D. Randall, D.G. Blevins, R.L. Larson and B.J. Rapp, eds. Vol. 2, pp. 33-42. (1983) Fondy, B.R. and D.R. Geiger

Awards

  • Grant from Sigma Xi, Grants-in-Aid of Research Program
  • Grant from the National Science Foundation, Two-Year and Four-Year College Instrumentation Program
  • Accepted to the National Institutes of Health Extramural Associates Program
  • Grant from National Science Foundation, College Science Instrumentation Program
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development fellowship to research at University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Grant from the National Science Foundation, Research in Undergraduate Institutions Program
  • Recognized by the Seton Hill University Board of Trustees for seven years of dedicated service as chief academic officer
  • Awarded the Caritas Medal for 20 years of full-time service to Seton Hill University
  • Recognized by Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center for service on the Board of Directors
  • Elected to the University of Dayton Chapter of Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society

Organizations

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society

Presentations

  • Research papers presented yearly at the national meetings of the American Society of Plant Physiologists from 1975 to 1989
  • Invited seminars have been presented at: USDA at Beltsville, MD; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Carlow College; University of Bayreuth, West Germany; University of Munster, West Germany;
  • Invited symposia papers have been delivered at: University of Stirling, Scotland, Society of Experimental Biology; Broom's Barn Experimental Station, Suffold, England; University of Missouri-Columbia, Plant Biochemistry and Physiology Symposium; University of California, Riverside Annual Plant Physiology Symposium; International Conference on Phloem Transport, Asilomar, CA

Achievements

  • Supervised undergraduate research; conducted on-going research activities with funding from the Sigma Xi and National Science Foundation 1980-1989
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs 1989 to 1996
  • Obtained approval from Pennsylvania Department of Education to initiate Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy
  • Initiated, developed and directed the Physician Assistant Program to full accreditation at the master's degree level 1997-2004
  • Initiated and co-developed the Exercise Science Program
  • Dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences 2015-present
  • Co-developed the Health Science Program
  • Director of Office of Academic Innovation and Planning 2016-present