Dr. Jeffrey D. Camper

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Dr. Jeffrey D. Camper

Professor of Biology, Coordinator of Wildlife and Fisheries Cooperative Program

Office: LSF 204E
Phone: 843-661-1418
jcamper@fmarion.edu

http://jeffcamper.weebly.com/

Education

Ph.D. 1990 (Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences), Texas A&M University, College
Station, Texas
M.A. 1985 (Biology), Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
B.S. 1982 (Zoology, chemistry minor), Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,
Illinois

Courses Taught:

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Bio 305)
Herpetology (Bio 312)
Evolutionary Biology (Bio 409)
Genetics (Bio 401)

Research Interests: 

My research interests include the conservation biology, ecology, and systematics of amphibians and reptiles.  Currently I am working with Ecuadorian biologists to document the herpetofauna of the Volcan Sumaco region of central Ecuador.  I have worked with undergraduate students concerning the population biology and spatial ecology of local snake species.  The Reptiles of South Carolina book has been submitted and is out for peer review.

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of universities that have the most impact on a graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

CAMPUS MAP

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CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.

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