Professor of Biology
120 North State St.
Dover, DE 19901
Ph.D. (Botany) Duke University, 1989
M.S. (Botany) Washington State University, 1984
B.S. (Biology) The Pennsylvania State University, 1981
Dr. Kroen’s training and experience is in plant physiology, particularly environmental influences on photosynthesis, of both algae and agricultural crops. This interest spills over into examining local effects of nutrient runoff from agricultural areas that fuels growth of algae into waterways. His present educational interest centers on the need for excellent writing and graphing skills by students, since communicating the results and interpretation of one's work is an integral part of the scientific process. Dr. Kroen’s teaching responsibilities are: 1) The Scientific Process, 2) General Biology, 3) Plant Biology, 4) Invertebrate Zoology, 5) Biochemistry, 6) Human Sexuality, 7) Limnology.