Dr. Alwyn Lindbeck
Professor of Biology
I was born in the city of Newcastle, N.S.W., which is about 100 miles north of Sydney. When I was 2 years old, my parents moved to Perth in Western Australia, where we lived for the next 12 years. I attended primary school and junior high school during these years. We then moved back to Cooranbong, N.S.W. (near Newcastle), where my parents still live. I attended senior high school and college, completing a B. Ed (Sci.) degree in 1979. In 1980, I attended The University of Newcastle, Australia, where I completed an Honors year. In 1981, I taught school in the Cook Islands as a volunteer. After returning to Australia in 1982, I entered graduate school at the University of Newcastle and completed my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. In 1986, I moved to California to work at Loma Linda University. In 1990, I moved to the University of California, Riverside. In 1992, I moved to Orlando, Florida, where I have been ever since.
Initially, I worked at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. This research station is part of The University of Florida. In 1995 I joined the The University of Central Florida, first as an adjunct, and then as a Visiting Assistant Professor. I taught biology and plant physiology. I was also involved in the University's program to use the Internet for distributed/long-distance learning. My final project was to mount my general biology course on the World Wide Web. I taught this course in the Spring of 2000. In January, 2000 I joined the faculty of Valencia College, where I now teach General Biology I and II and provide the science content for the IDH program (specifically IDH II and III).
Phone: (407) 582-1256
Office: West Campus
Office Hours - Spring, 2017:
Mon. 8:00-8:30am; 1:00-4:00pm
Wed. 8:00-8:30am; 4:00-5:00pm
Other Duties: Biology Discipline Coordinator, West Campus
Science Division; Student Ombudsperson,
West Campus; Faculty Internship Supervisor