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Rebecca Rivard, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, joined the faculty of Gwynedd Mercy University in 2021.
Dr. Rivard attended Middlebury College where she earned a BA in Biology, following which, she spent a year studying hydra, viruses, and great white sharks. Dr. Rivard next completed a PhD in cancer biology with a focus on DNA replication and damage repair. Just before coming to work at Gwynedd Mercy University, Dr. Rivard taught at Villanova University while conducting research on aging.
Dr. Rivard is constantly attempting to maximize student learning in her courses and truly enjoys discovering and implementing innovative teaching strategies. Outside of teaching and research Dr. Rivard enjoys a wide range of activities including baking, board games, and spending time with family.