Spencer S. Stober


Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Temple University, August 1997, emphasis in educational leadership and policy studies: dissertation, "A Content Analysis of College and University Mission Statements," (UMI Microform 9813554, Copyright 1998); Chair, Dr. Richard M. Englert

M.S. in Biology, Millersville University, August 1975: thesis, "Biosystematic Study of Physalis virginiana var. subglabrata and Physalis heterophylla," MU Library 1975-S863; Chair, Dr. James C. Parks

B.S. Ed. in Biology and General Science, Millersville University, January 1972

Grants and Awards

Neag Professorship, Graduate Leadership Studies, Alvernia University, for an outstanding record of service as a teacher-scholar, January 2012 – July 2013

Grant for workshop, “Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project (ELSI/NIH),” Dartmouth College, June 2004; stipend for ELSI reunion conference, August 11-13, 2006

Recipient, Alvernia College Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2004 – 2005

Grant (Dr. Gardner as co-recipient), $75,000, from George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, MA, for a new biotechnology course, Spring 2005

ACTS in PA Technology Grant (Dr. Yarri as co-recipient), $900, from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to integrate technology into the classroom, Spring 2005

Alvernia College Sister Donatilla Award, for long and distinguished service of grace, enthusiasm, wisdom and prayerfulness, 1998

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Berks County Conservancy

Beta Kappa Chi, National Scientific Honor Society

International Leadership Association (ILA)

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

PA Teaching Certification for Biology and General Science (current)

Special Training

Distance Education: Blended Course Instructional Certificate, Alvernia, 2009

Dissertation Workshop (for Committee Members), Alvernia College, May 19, 2008

ATLAS.ti (Qualitative Software) Training Workshop, Alvernia College, May 22, 2008

Certificate, NIH Office of Human Subjects Research training for NIH IRB members,September 25, 2007, #1190767758

Chemical Hygiene and Disposal, Turning Bird Consulting, Ltd., June 27, 2007

National Incident Management System (NIMS IS-700), July 25, 2006

Continuing Professional Education: “Faculty-to-Faculty Exchange,” Berks County Intermediate Unit (6 PA Act 48 hours), June 21, 2006

Certificate, Laboratory Safety course, sponsored by The Laboratory Safety Institute,October 18 – 19, 2005

Certificate, Forensics/Biotechnology Workshop, sponsored by EDVOTEK: The Biotechnology Education Company, March 21 – 22, 2005

Internet security training, Alvernia College, November 22, 2004

Interactive white-board training, SMART BoardTM Technologies, May 18, 2004

Continuing Professional Education: “Dioceses of Allentown Education Convention,” Bethlehem Catholic High School, (5 PA Act 48 hours), October 18, 2003

Continuing Professional Education: “Nolde Forest Environmental Training,” (2 PA Act 48 hours), January 24, 2001

Certificate, Plan Reading, Building Construction and Estimating program, Chicago TechnicalCollege, completed February 1982

YMCA certificate, open water scuba diving, 1970

Participant, Ethics Center Colloquium, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 4, 2010.

PA Inspired Leadership Program, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Paxtonia, PA, November 16, 2009.

Contact Information


Dr. Spencer S. Stober
Director of Center for Ethics & Leadership
Professor of Biology

   Upland Center, Room 220
   Phone: 610.796.8249

spencer s. stober

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