Dr. Robert Phillips

Joined JCC
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Primary Campus
Cattaraugus County Campus
221 AHSC
Phone Number
Coordinator, Transfer Articulation Agreements; Professor, Biology

I am a native of Olean and a graduate of Olean High School. My educational and career pathway has taken me here and there and, in the end, back home. I attended Alfred University for two years before transferring to Texas A&M University for my bachelor's and master's degrees. I taught natural history for several years at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then enrolled in a doctoral program at the University at Buffalo. My research there focused on the effects of acid precipitation (more commonly known as acid rain) on the chemistry and ecology of Cattaraugus County streams.

After teaching for a short time at Marian College in Indianapolis, I came to Jamestown Community College more than twenty years ago. I teach a variety of biology courses here at JCC, and my work also includes creating and maintaining the articulation agreements which facilitate the transfer of JCC students to other colleges and universities. Outside of JCC, I enjoy spending time with my family and also manage to fit in the occasional fishing trip.

Degree Field of Study Institution
Ph.D. Biology State University of New York at Buffalo
M.Ag. Wildlife Science Texas A&M University
B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Texas A&M University
Courses Taught
BIO 1500: Human Biology
BIO 1570: Principles of Biology I
BIO 1580: Principles of Biology II
BIO 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II
Academic Interests
  • Stream ecology
Publications and Awards
  • Phillips, Robert. "Longitudinal and Seasonal Water Chemistry Variations in a Northern Appalachian Stream." Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 1990.
  • Phillips, Robert. "Relationship Between Glacial Geology and Streamwater Chemistry in an Area Receiving Acid Deposition." Journal of Hydrology. 1988.
  • Phillips, Robert. "Synoptic Stream Survey of the Allegheny Area, New York State, 1985-86." New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 1987.


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