Dr. Peter J. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Farmingdale State College, Long Island, New York. He was formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology and Chemistry at Nyack College in Nyack, New York.
He is an Evolutionary Biologist with expertise in Evolutionary Ichthyology (fish biology), Vertebrate Zoology, Comparative Neuroanatomy, and Comparative Psychology. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University with Dr. Michael A. Bell.
While at Nyack College, Dr. Park taught Human Biology, Ecology, General Biology, and Introductory Biology, he also taught the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) PHAGE Hunters course at Nyack College with Dr. Jacqueline Washington. While at Stony Brook, Peter taught Vertebrate Evolution and assisted in a variety of other Biology courses, including Darwinian Medicine and Invertebrate Zoology. He is also a co-developer, with Laura Bonetta, of the HHMI Stickleback Evolution Virtual Lab, a free, online lab that teaches students core concepts in Ecology, Evolution, Paleontology, and Statistics using the threespine stickleback fish.
Peter is a 2013 National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, an active member of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), and enjoys practically anything that has to do with fish, especially fishing.