Assistant Professor of Life Science
Office: ACW 206
B.A. (English), Haverford College (1989)
M.F.A. (Creative Nonfiction), Lesley University (2006)
D.V.M. (Veterinary Medicine), Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (1996)
Sara Levine is a veterinarian, educator, and writer. At Wheelock College she teaches courses such as Introduction to Plants and Animals, Human Biology, New England Ecology, Human Disease, and Biology of Reproduction. She favors a hands-on and practical approach to learning. Her ongoing research with students at Wheelock focuses on the flora and fauna of the Muddy River.
Dr. Levine practiced clinical medicine and performed surgery in small animal veterinary 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.
Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, Dr. Levine's first book, received recognitions including selection as Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (2014), a finalist for the Cook Prize for best STEM picture book, and nomination for the Utah Beehive Prize. She is also the author of Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers. Her third book, Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones, will be published in 2017.
Dr. Levine also writes science-related essays for adults, one of which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007. Her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Review, Bayou, and in the anthology And Baby Makes More.
- Levine, Sara, and T.S. Spookytooth (Illustrator). Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2017. (in press)
- Levine, Sara, and T.S. Spookytooth (Illustrator). Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2016. Print.
- 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.
- "What Hands Can Do." Bayou. December 2007.
- "The Body of a Cow." Massachusetts Review. April 2006.