Merle S. Bruno

Professor Emerita of Biology
Merle Bruno
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Merle S. Bruno

Merle S. Bruno, professor emerita of biology, holds a B.A. from Syracuse University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. She has done research in comparative sensory neurophysiology and teaches courses in human health and physiology with particular interests in the cardiovascular system.

She has a strong interest in science education reform at all levels and has developed programs that support inquiry science teaching in elementary and secondary schools as well as higher education. Programs that promote interest in science of middle school girls and minority students are particular interests.

She has served as dean of natural science and acting dean of the faculty at Hampshire College and has served on the boards of several curriculum development projects and education reform groups.