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Biology and Agriculture

W.C. Morris Building
Room 306
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair
Phone: 660-543-4933

Department of Biology and Earth Science

Dr. Ray Vorhees

Professor of BiologyDr. Vorhees


B. S. ed. University of Florida
M. S. University of Illinois
Ph. D. University of Illinois

Dr. Ray Voorhees has been a faculty member since 1975. He teaches Medical Terminology, Comparative Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, and History of Biology. He is an advisor for the Medical Technology and Radiologic Technology program.

Dr. Voorhees is completing his 30th year at UCM. His last research student was Mary Palasi, who did a nice study on dietary choline, memeory and maze performance in rats. It was published in the McCap Journal for Fall 1993. His current research interest is Taxonomic survey of the mosquitoes in Missouri.

Dr. Voorhees earned his B.S. at the University of Florida, his M.S. at the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. He then spent two years teaching in Guam, three years at Rush University, and six years at Knox College in Galesburg Illinois.

The History of Biology class takes a trip to the rare book room of the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City. The library has a world-wide reputation as an outstanding science library. Prof. Voorhees is looking for a graduate student or two who would like to do some original research in some phase of the history of biology, with the original materials at Linda Hall as primary research material.

Department of Biology and Agriculture
Office: WCM 232A, UCM
Phone: 660-543-4823