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Dr. Renee Yetter
Associate Professor of Biology

R. Yetter

Dr. Renee Yetter, a native of New Hampshire, received her B.A. in Biology at Lake Erie College for Women in Painesville, Ohio in 1979.  She went on to Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where she received her Master of Environmental Science (Applied Ecology Emphasis) through the University’s Institute of Environmental Science in 1983, and Ph.D. in Botany through the Botany Department in 1989.  She held teaching assistantships throughout her graduate studies.

Dr./Mrs. Yetter came to University of the Cumberlands with her husband, Dr./Mr. Yetter in 1990.  Since then, she has taught courses that include General Biology, Organismal Biology/Biodiversity, Introduction to Population Biology, Ecology, Plant Biology (lecture and lab), Plant Taxonomy,  Teaching Science P-5, Teaching Science – Practicum, Methods and Materials for Teaching of Science, Bioethics, Natural History of the Central Appalachians, Subtropical Ecology of Andros Island, Bahamas, Senior Seminar, and regularly participates in the University’s Insights Program.

She is a member of Sigma Chi Biological Honorary Society and Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society.

Her research interests include plant reproductive ecology, plant-pollinator interactions, plant ecology, and honeybees, but she finds many other research topics fascinating.
She is a lifelong horse-lover/owner, knitter, hand spinner, and enjoys hiking, camping, birding, and, of course, botanizing.