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    Fr. Joseph Yelenc, TOR

    Professor of Biology

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    • Doctor of Biology – Pennsylvania State University – State College, Pennsylvania
    • Master of Science – Notre Dame University – South Bend, Indiana
    • Master of Divinity – St. Francis Seminary – Loretto, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Arts/Science – St. Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania

    Professional Experience

    • Chair of Biology Department – St. Francis University
    • Board of Trustees – Franciscan University of Steubenville
    • Faculty - St. Francis University and Franciscan University of Steubenville
    • National Spiritual Director – American Slovenian Catholic Union

    Research Interests

    • Effects of toxic chemicals on vacuoles during plasmolysis in Allium cepa
    • “Sibling” rivalry in the competition of plant roots in selected plants
    • Effects of colchicine on the apical meristem in dream plants
    • Study of the taxonomic groups of plants in the tropical rain forest of Puerto Rico
    • Investigation of the Native Wild Flowers of the Southwest

    Select Publications & Accomplishments

    • Spiritual Reflections 

      Scriptural reflections (monthly) - Glasilo, a publication of the American Slovenian Catholic Union