Q & A with Dawn Cummings

Meet Dawn Cummings – Assistant Professor of Biology


Degrees and Certificates

  • Bachelor of Arts - Anthropology | University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology | University of Iowa
  • Master of Science -  Zoology (Conservation Biology) | North Dakota State University

Professional Organizations

  • American Meteorology Society
  • Colorado Foundation for Water Education
  • National Association of Biology Teachers

Q & A

What do you do at CCD?

I teach General Biology, General Zoology, Principles of Animal Biology, Environmental Science and a Field Biology course.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I enjoy teaching people something new and teaching people to appreciate the natural world.

When you’re not working, what do you do?

I work out, hike, camp and travel internationally.

Who had the greatest influence on your education and/or career path?

Frank McKinney - my undergraduate advisor and mentor

Which three people (living or dead) would you invite to dinner and why?

Richard Dawkins, E.O. Wilson and Jane Goodall

What or who can’t you live without?

My animals