Dr. Susan Dendinger
professor of biology
Q:Where did you go to college?
A: I received my undergraduate degree at the College of St. Mary of the Springs in Ohio. I received my PhD from the University of Wisconsin.
Q: How long have you been teaching for?
A: I have been teaching off and on for 16 years.
Q: How long have you been teaching at
A: I started teaching at Cabrini in the fall of 2000 as an adjunct. Two years ago, I came back to Cabrini as an adjunct again. This year I am a full- time professor.
Q: How do you like Cabrini?
A: I like it very much. The students are friendly. My colleagues [in the science department] are very helpful in making a smooth transition.
Q: What is your favorite part of teaching?
A: I like teaching labs because you can interact with the students more. Also because students actually get to do things they would do as scientists.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: A Few Good Men.
Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: I like to cook, travel and read novels.
Q. Where have you traveled to?
A: I have been to Egypt, Columbia, Spain, Belgium and England.
Q: What is your favorite dish to cook?
A: Macrona fil forn. It is like the Egyptian form of lasagna. It means macaroni in the oven.
Q: What is your favorite subject to teach?
A: Microbiology and genetics are my favorite classes to teach.
Q: Where else have you taught at besides
A: I have taught at Villanova, University
of Missouri, St. Louis, Carleton College
and Montgomery County Community College.
Q: What is the most rewarding part of
A: Early on, it was rewarding to see my students get into graduate school.