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Professor of Biology
Dr. Mason teaches a variety of biology and environmental sciences classes on the Menifee Valley Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College. Dr. Mason has been teaching at a college or university level since the beginning of time (well maybe not quite that long, although his children tell him he is as old as dirt).
Dr. Mason completed his B.A. degree at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. Dr. Mason is a population and community biologist with a special interest in animal behavior and population genetics. He has received National Science Foundation, ATEEP Fellowships to study urban and agricultural pollution as it affects water resources; fossil fuel production and distribution in Alaska; and most recently to study alternative energy production in Denmark.
Dr. Mason also serves as President of the San Jacinto River Basin Resource Conservation District. He is a member of the California Teachers Advisory Council to the California Council on Science and Technology
Dr. Mason and his wife, Debbie, are involved in science education for elementary school children. Both Dr. and Mrs. Mason teach graduate level courses in science education.
In his free time Dr. Mason is a couch potato who loves re-runs of Law and Order, CSI and Star Trek. His idols are Sean Connery and Harrison Ford.