Biology Faculty

Dr. Deborah Rogers

With the growing health sciences programs at Sterling College, Debbie Rogers joins the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. She has teaching experience as a graduate teaching assistant at a public university, adjunct instructor in both community college and private Christian College institutions, and high school biology teacher at a private Christian school. Debbie is finishing her dissertation titled “Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 influences functional communication between astrocytes and neurons” to earn her Ph.D.

Dr. Wai-Foong Hong

Dr. Hong studied in Taiwan and Australia before moving to the United States. She is a specialist in genetic research and worked as a research associate for Mississippi State University and Ohio State University before coming to Sterling.

Her teaching strategy is to instruct in a way that enables students to understand the concepts thoroughly, analyze the issues critically and apply knowledge in practical ways. She also places significance on student learning through experience, by a series of practical experiments and tasks.