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Mark A. Shoop

Professor of Biology; Department Chair Natural Sciences; Associate Dean Science and Mathematics

mshoop@tnwesleyan.edu (423) 746-5315

Dr. Mark A. Shoop came to Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1999 and is a Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural Sciences.  He serves as chair of the department and Associate Dean of the Division of Sciences and Mathematics.  Dr. Shoop holds a Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from Clemson University and an M.S. and a B.S. in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University.  In the Biology major he teaches General Biology II:  The Diversity of Life; General Zoology; Vertebrate Anatomy and Development; Animal Physiology; Evolutionary Biology; and Vertebrate Endocrinology.  Dr. Shoop also teaches Anatomy and Physiology I and II in the General Education program.

Dr. Shoop’s professional interests center on endocrine physiology, the chemical signaling within an animal’s body between various cells, tissues, and organs.  He has a particular interest in stress responses, reproduction, and aging.  Additionally he is curious of how biological phenomena have influenced the history of man.