Faculty Profile

Thomas Arnold

Professor of Biology (2003)

Contact Information

arnoldt@dickinson.edu

Rector North Room 2303
717.245.1319
http://blogs.dickinson.edu/arnoldt/

Bio

Dr. Arnold is a biochemist who studies natural products produced by marine organisms and terrestrial plants exposed to stressful conditions, such as changing climates, grazing, or infection. His research focuses on plant polyphenolics - especially those from coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and forests - which exhibit promising medical properties.

Education

  • B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1993
  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1998

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

BIOL 343 Metabolism
Cross-listed with CHEM 343-01.

CHEM 343 Metabolism
Cross-listed with BIOL 343-01.

CHEM 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch