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Carol Fischer

Biology | Assistant Professor Biology/Phyisology

Ph.D. in Oral Science - University of Iowa
B.S. in Biology - East Central University
Dr. Carol Fischer has been at Waldorf University since August of 2016. As a professor and mentor, she is dedicated to providing dynamic and challenging learning experiences, facilitating the acquisition of skills conducive to life-long learning, helping students discover their own passion and excitement in their respective fields, and providing caring and compassionate mentoring.

During her graduate and post-doctoral work at the University of Iowa, Professor Fischer participated in multiple teaching workshops and was selected to participate in the American Society for Microbiology Science Teaching Fellowship during the 2015-2016 academic year. Her background is in microbiology, immunology and cancer research. She previously taught classes at the University of Iowa and as an adjunct at Kirkwood Community College.

Carol’s professional activities include 22 peer-reviewed scientific publications, many of which include students, more than 25 oral presentations at state, local and national meetings, and active participation as a peer reviewer for multiple scientific journals. She also serves on the Faculty Senate, the Assessment Committee and the HLC Assurance Argument Team in addition to her duties as the Natural Sciences Division Chair. In student organizations, Carol is the faculty advisor for TriBeta, the National Biological Honor Society established in the spring of 2018 and has previously served as co-faculty advisor for Alpha Chi College National Honor Society.

Carol and her husband, Scott, enjoy living in Forest City and participating in community events and church activities. Scott works in maintenance at Winnebago. While Carol and her husband try to acclimate to being empty-nesters, their grown children are busy being active in their own lives. Benjamin teaches grades 5-12 band and 6-12 chorus at Boyer Valley Schools in Dunlap, Iowa. Samuel is a first year pharmacy student at the University of Iowa. Spending time with family is one of her favorite things so Carol really enjoys when they all come home, make music together or play video games and laugh while she’s cooking dinner. Other favorite things include cooking, cleaning house, reading, puzzles, gardening, playing the piano and spending time at football games, basketball games or fishing with her husband.