McCoy Professor of Biology
Office: BART 161B
Degrees: Ph.D. (Indiana University), 1984; Bachelor of Arts (Ohio Wesleyan University), 1979
Year appointed: 1988
Dr. Spilatro is one of just three distinguished faculty members who earned the McCoy Professor appointment twice in their careers, having received the award in 1994 and in 1999. Most recently, he was awarded a Harness Outstanding Educator Award in 2009. He teaches courses in Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, as well as Intro Biology courses.
He is actively developing new interactive Web-based educational tools, using new technologies in classes and labs, and he continues to encourage students to be involved in independent research projects.
Away from campus, Dr. Spilatro plays a leadership role with a number of community groups, and in 2002 was the recipient of the College's Marietta Community Leadership Award. He is Editor of the quarterly newsletter of the Marietta Natural History Society, co-organizer Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, and prior Chair of the Marietta City Tree Commission and Vice Chair of the Marietta Development Advisory Board.