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1819 N. Main St.
San Antonio TX, 78212

Faculty Information: R. McGilloway

Dr. Robyn McGilloway
Office: CAC 361
Phone: 486-0855


Doctorate of Philosophy in Soil Science with course emphasis in soil microbiology Texas A&M University 
Degree Granted: December 2002 
Master of Science in Environmental Science with course emphasis in hydrogeology Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Degree Granted: May 1997
Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Minor in Chemistry Texas A&M University 
Degree Granted : May 1995

R. McGilloway 

Teaching Philosophy:

The foundation of my teaching philosophy is built upon three simple, yet powerful words: people, passion, and purpose. The people are those students that I will advise and teach, the faculty I will represent m and the community in which I live. My passion is sharing and acquiring knowledge through students and faculty interaction. My Purpose is to serve as a mentor to the students, and to be an integral part of the Biology department for the Alamo Community College District.

Why I became a Biologist:

As a child my Mom instilled in me a love and curiosity of the outdoors. We made frequent trips to Guadalupe State Park, Lake Dunlap, and the Gulf Coast. On these adventures, I became an observer. Then, when I was in the fourth grade, she gave me my first microscope. A world that was once unobservable became visible. From that point on it was a natural progression to become a biologist.

Recommendations for student success in my courses:

To be successful in my class remember to budget your time, always be in attendance and take good notes. Never be afraid to ask questions. Do not worry about making mistakes, they are learning experiences. I recommend reading your course and lab materials before coming to class. As Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favors the prepared mind”.

What’s great about the Biology Department at San Antonio College:

Our main priority is student success. We are constantly updating our curriculum and teaching techniques to provide an innovative learning environment. I feel the faculty and staff in our department are very approachable and knowledgeable. Their guidance is given freely and often with a reassuring smile.

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