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, and Science Writing (beginning fall 2012). 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.
Her first book, a picture book on vertebrates, is scheduled for publication by Millbrook Press in fall 2013.