Assistant Professor of Life Science
Office: ACW 206
B.A. 1989, Haverford College
D.V.M. 1996, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
M.F.A. 2006, Lesley University
Dr. Sara Levine is a veterinarian, educator, and writer. Courses she teaches include Introduction to Plants and Animals, Animal Behavior, Human Biology, Natural History of New England, Human Disease, Science Writing, and Biology of Reproduction. She favors a hands-on and practical approach to learning. Her ongoing research with students at Wheelock is focused on the flora and fauna of the Muddy River.
She practiced clinical medicine and performed surgery in small animal practice for five years. She has been teaching environmental education to children through the Massachusetts Audubon Society and other nature centers for over 15 years.
Her essays have appeared in the Health and Science section of the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Review (http://fictionaut.com/stories/sara-levine/the-body-of-a-cow) and other literary journals. Her science essay, "What Hands Can Do," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007, and she received a grant towards her book of essays in progress from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.
Levine is the author Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons. Visit the book website.
Levine, Sara, and T. S. Spookytooth (Illustrator). Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2014. Print.
Science Education Can Be Creative and Fun, The Wheelock Blog, http://blog.wheelock.edu/science-education-can-be-creative-and-fun.