Meet the Chair, Rob Donaldson

Rob Donaldson
August 01, 2016

As the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, Rob Donaldson has a lot of responsibilities.

In addition to playing a part in every major decision that takes place in the department, Dr. Donaldson also teaches BISC 1111 Introductory Biology lecture, is currently acting as laboratory coordinator for BISC 1111 Laboratory, manages the Scholars in Quantitative and Natural Sciences (SQNS) Program, and conducts research in his laboratory.

Dr. Donaldson’s research focuses on the effects of hydrogen peroxide on proteins such as those found in peroxisomes. He is also involved in pedagogical research, especially active learning and how it affects student performance in undergraduate biology courses. Dr. Donaldson is one of the founding members of the Learning Assistant (LA) Program at GWU.

Dr. Donaldson earned his BS in Biology from the University of Texas, went on to get his MS in Botany from Miami University in Ohio, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. 

To learn more about Dr. Donaldson and his research, visit his faculty page!