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 Introduction to Plants and Animals, Human Biology, New England Ecology, Human Disease, Dinosaur Biology, 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 20 years, and, more recently, has been doing author readings and workshops for schools and libraries.
Dr. Levine's first book, Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons, won Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year (2014) and the Utah Beehive Prize (2016), and was a finalist for the Cook Prize for best STEM picture book. Her second book, Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers, is the 2017 winner of the of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Her third book, Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones, will be published in 2018.
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, 2018. (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.