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About Me

Joseph McCauley is the full-time Biology Laboratory Coordinator at the Rome Campus of Georgia Highlands College. He received a Bachelors' of Science degree in Biology with a minor in chemistry from Shorter College in 2000. He earned a Master of Science in General Biology from Mississippi State University in 2012. In addition, he has taken medical laboratory science classes, including Clinical Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, and Immunohematology from Darton State College in Albany.

Mr. McCauley is responsible for managing the biology labs on the Rome Campus, as well as instruction of many sections of the labs offered each semester. Labs taught in the past include: General Biology, General Zoology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, and Medical Microbiology. Lecture courses taught recently include General Biology (BIOL 1010),Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BIOL 2121), Human Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 2122), and General Zoology (BIOL 2154)

Mr. McCauley has been awarded the "Caught in the Act of Good Teaching Award"  three times (twice in 2013 and once in 2014). He is especially proud of these award as they are given as a result of student nominations. He also received the Outstanding Science Faculty award twice while at Shorter College (2004-2005 and 2005-2006). These awards were also presented by the students of the natural sciences and have a special place in his heart. He is most proud of the continued success of his students from both Shorter College and Georgia Highlands College, many of which have gone on to continue their education at various places in a variety of fields, including medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, nursing, and graduate studies in biology.



Other interests include spending time with his wife and children, reading, listening to music, and wasting time on the internet. He is an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves and pulls for both the Georgia and Mississippi State Bulldogs. Joseph is also a fan of the NFL. He enjoys a good horror or thiller movie from time to time (Zombies are the coolest!). He also really enjoys watching Chopped on the Food Network and The Walking Dead (Zombies again). He also enjoys barbequing and grilling for both fun and competition.


Currently Reading:

A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin



Currently Playing:

Infamous (PS3)

Marvel Lego (PS3)

NCAA Football 11 (PS3)

NBA 2K13 (PS3)

Plague, Inc (iOS)

2048 (iOS)






Page last updated: May 14, 2014