Janet L. Stein Carter
Associate Professor, Emerita, of Biology
University of Cincinnati – Clermont College
4200 College Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103

E-Mail: carterjs@uc.edu


M. S. in Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1974
(Emphases in systematics and ecology)

B. S. in Biology, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, 1972
(Second major in chemistry and minor in mathematics)


University of Cincinnati - Clermont College, Batavia, OH:
Associate Professor, Emerita, of Biology
(continuing to teach part-time)

Associate Professor of Biology
Assistant Professor of Biology
Instructor of Biology
Visiting Instructor in Biology
Lecturer on Biology
I have taught General and Introductory Biology Lecture and Laboratory courses and the sophomore-level Ecology and Evolution course, including development of interactive, course-related Web sites for these courses. I developed all syllabi and instructional materials for the sophomore Ecology and Evolution course and the General Biology lecture/lab sequence as new courses. I, along with David Fankhauser, developed the lab protocols for, and I developed the corresponding Web pages for use by all instructors in all sections of the General Biology Lab and majors’ Biology Lab laboratory course sequences. As the university transitioned from quarters to semesters, I reworked and developed the syllabi, and course materials ( protocols and Web pages) for the new majors’ Biology Lab course sequence. Some of my other duties have also included serving as departmental Webmaster (many of my student-learning-centered Web pages have been online since 1995), serving as Biology-Chemistry lab manager, supervising student assistants and new full- and part-time faculty, and maintaining live plants and animals used in teaching. In addition to the lab protocols and Web pages, I have done extensive photography and graphics work to more-clearly illustrate for students, the concepts, equipment, and organisms they are being asked to master. I also established and curate a teaching insect collection and herbarium.

Cincinnati Zoo Insect World, Cincinnati, OH: Entomologist.
I cared for living insects and other animals, including the background research necessary to establish breeding colonies of exotic species, most notably the Harlequin Beetle (Acrocinus longimanus), for which the Zoo received a prestigious award in 1986. I created and maintained educational public displays and slide-tape presentations. I trained and supervised volunteers and high-school students. I helped plan and coordinate several special events with insect themes. I worked with various local, national, and international press (Television Français, 3-2-1-Contact, Newton’s Apple, Reading Rainbow, Cable News Network) as well as the general public. 1978-1988

Remembrance Inc. DBA Memory Lane, Montgomery, AL:
I aided with bookkeeping, inventory maintenance, imprinting services, and design of merchandising displays, as well as assisting customers. 1977-1978

Cub Scout Day Camp Program, Lafayette, IN: Crafts Director.
I assisted in general planning and set-up of day camp sessions for 8- to 10-year-old boys, planned and taught educational crafts activities, and played guitar for group singing. Summer 1977

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: Biology Laboratory Technician.
I assisted with research on DNA synthesis. 1975-1977

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN: Part-time Instructor in Biology.
I taught the Introductory Entomology course. Spring 1975

Academic Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Purdue University.
I conducted research in conjunction with my thesis topic, including curatorial work in the Orthoptera section of the departmental research collection. I performed quality control testing on cereal products for a major baby food manufacturer. 1972-1974

4-H Camp Entomology Counselor, Purdue University.
I taught and advised junior high students working on a 4-H Entomology Project in a camp setting. Summer 1973

Biology Department Student-Aide, Valparaiso University.
I was responsible for set-up for all freshman biology laboratory sessions and practical tests. I organized and maintained equipment and supplies for freshman biology laboratories and assisted in teaching laboratory sections. I supervised and trained other student aides. I was asked to provide summer care for the school’s fruit fly colonies and assistance with preparations for the genetics and physiology laboratory courses. 1969-1972

Professional Societies

Current and/or Past Memberships:
American Entomological Society
Michigan Entomological Society
Ohio Academy of Science
Entomological Society of America
Indiana Academy of Science

Honors and Awards

Numerous awards for Web page awards include:
My Scientific Method Web page was selected for inclusion of a link from the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning Online and Teaching) Web site
3clix Seal of Excellence for my Excretory System and Circulatory System Web pages
NSTA sciLINKS Award for my Scientific Method Web page
NSTA sciLINKS Award for my Meiosis, Genetics Practice Problems, Protista, Cellular Respiration, Photosynthesis, Mitosis, and DNA Web pages
Lightspan’s StudyWeb Award for my Biology 104 pages, in general
Schoolsnet Award for another Web page

Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology (at 11th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning in Jacksonville, Fla.)

University of Cincinnati Faculty Achievement Award (for involvement of non-majors in an international research project on Deuterium in Monarch Butterflies)

2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1990:
Nominated by students for Clermont College Excellence in Teaching and/or Promoting Faculty/Student Relations Award. (Note: I have been nominated for one and/or the other of these awards since 2003, but nominees are no longer notified as in the past.)

American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (now American Zoo and Aquarium Association) Edward H. Bean First Captive Breeding Award was presented to the Cincinnati Zoo for my work on the propagation of the Harlequin Beetle (Acrocinus longimanus)

Computer Skills

Proficient in HTML/JavaScript (learning CSS) and WordPerfect. Knowledge/extensive use of Perl 5 for Win 32 (including cgi and gd modules), Netscape and SeaMonkey browsers, Cakewalk and Noteworthy Composer, I currently am using QuattroPro and have used Lotus 1-2-3 in the past (including their macro languages). I have been using Corel Presentations and Corel Photo Paint to create and edit graphics for my course-related Web pages. I have also used Aldus PhotoStyler, Asymetrix Digital Video Producer, Real Producer, QuickTime Pro, Adobe Acrobat Exchange, DOS (including batch files and ANSI commands), Windows 3.1 and 95 plus more recent versions, HP and Nikon scanning software, BASIC and QBASIC, VMS-DCL (including use for CGI scripting), and MS Personal Web Server. I am currently serving as Webmaster for the Clermont College Science, Math, and Engineering Divsion Web server (since 2000). I have also worked, minimally, with Adobe PhotoShop, Powerpoint, Director 5, and Visual BASIC. I had coursework in FORTRAN while in college.

Other Activities and Interests

Church Affiliation:
Lutheran (Current membership at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Cincinnati, OH). My past and present activities and responsibilities include involvement in planning, leading and performing music and worship programs; teaching various age levels; helping to plan various city-wide and regional events; serving in various elected offices and on the board of the University of Cincinnati Lutheran Campus Ministry Association.

I play several instruments including guitar, recorder, and krummhorn. I have been involved in both solo and small group performance since grade school. I was a member of the Butterfly Band from 1991 to 2004 and the Joyful Noise Band from 2005 to 2012 at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.

Art and Crafts:
My interests include scientific illustration (entomological); calligraphy; Celtic knotwork; liturgical art including design and construct of banners, paraments, and worship folders; construction and furnishing of a ¹⁄₁₂ scale miniature house. I have also done embroidery and macramé.

Outdoor Activities:
Some of my other interests include gardening, especially herb and butterfly gardening; hiking; and camping. I have participated in the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History’s annual butterfly count every year from when it was begun in 1989 through 2007.

I raise silkworms and do silk-reeling demonstrations.

I am involved in research and work to restore 100-year-old Victorian home.


Stein Carter, J. L. 1995 to present. The Clermont College Biology Home Page (and associated course-related Web pages).
Available online beginning at http://biology.clc.uc.edu.

Stein Carter, J. L. 2003. Use of Audio Files to Supplement a Biology Course-Related Web Site.
Presentation at the 9th Annual AURCO Conference.

Stein Carter, J. L. 2000. The Evolution of a Biology Course-Related Web Site. Selected Papers from the 11th Internat. Conf. on Coll. Teaching and Learning. Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, Fla. Comm. Coll. at Jacksonville. pp. 163 - 170.
Peer-reviewed paper

Stein Carter, J. L. 2000. The Evolution of a Biology Course-Related Web Site
Presentation at the 11th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

Stein Carter, J. L. 1998. Implementation of Web-Based Biology Course Materials at Clermont College - University of Cincinnati
Presentation at Syllabus 98
Written summary published in conference proceedings

Stein Carter, J. L. 1998. Captive rearing of the Harlequin Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) at the Cincinnati Zoo, including use of an artificial larval diet. Ohio J. Sci. 98(1):A-14
Peer-reviewed abstract

Stein Carter, J. L. 1998. Biology Course-Related Web Pages Using Perl CGI Scripts
Presentation at Instructional Technology Focus Day

Stein Carter, J. L. 1998. Captive rearing of the Harlequin Beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) at the Cincinnati Zoo, including use of an artificial larval diet.
Presentation at the 107th Annual Ohio Academy of Science Meetings

Stein Carter, J. L. 1997. Using Perl for Win 32 to do CGI in Win 95
Presentation at the Summer Institute on Instructional Technology

Stein Carter, J. L. and D. C. Gray. 1996. Use of VAX DCL to Provide CGI Script Backends for WWW HTML Documents, as Illustrated by the Interactive Instructional “Program” Clermont Critters.
Presentation at the Second Annual Conference on: “The Practical Uses of Instructional Technology in the College Environment.”

McCafferty, W. P. and J. L. Stein. 1976. Indiana Ensifera (Orthoptera). Great Lakes Entomol. 9(1): 24-56.
Peer-reviewed paper

Stein, J. L. and W. P. McCafferty. 1975. Diagnostic tables to the longhorned grasshoppers and crickets of Indiana. Purdue Univ. Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. Bull. 921: 1-20.
Peer-reviewed paper

Stein, J. L. 1974. The Ensifera (Orthoptera) of Indiana. M.S. Thesis. Purdue University.

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