Dr. Robert Stinson joins SMC  

Following a national search for a microbiology, anatomy and physiology candidate, Spartanburg Methodist College is pleased to announce the faculty appointment of Dr. Robert Stinson.

Dr. Stinson, a Missouri native, has extensive college teaching experience, most recently at  Barstow Community College in California.  Previously Dr. Stinson taught at Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas; Bainbridge College in Georgia, where he also served as Chairman of the Division of Arts and Sciences; and South Texas Community College, in McAllen, Texas.  Dr. Stinson also worked for thirteen years as Laboratory Director, Vice President for Continuous Improvement with Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation in Pittsburg, Texas.

Dr. Stinson has published twenty-five full length research articles, thirty-eight abstracts and has been honored with numerous teaching excellence awards.  Among Dr. Stinson’s instructional strategies is the use of Learning Styles Inventory to help him construct classes to appeal to all types of learning.  He has also developed web-based tutorials for students and is experienced in assessing student learning outcomes and program level outcomes.

“Dr. Stinson brings a strong commitment to academic excellence as a scholar and teacher. We are fortunate that he accepted our invitation to become a member of a faculty dedicated to preparing our students for their career,” shared Dr. Ann Bowles, Vice President, SMC Academic Affairs.

Dr. Stinson earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology from Missouri Southern State College and University of New Mexico, respectively.  His PhD in Microbiology studies was completed at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with postdoctoral research in Avian Immunobiology at Mississippi State University.    Dr. Stinson joins SMC as a tenured Professor of Biology.