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Biology Faculty Member Earns Doctorate, Presents Paper


Brian M. McKeonBrian M. McKeon, assistant professor of biology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, recently earned a doctorate in philosophy and medical ethics from Binghamton University.

He successfully defended his dissertation, titled “The Hobgoblin of Little Minds: How the Psychology of Contradiction Explains the Cyclic Nature of Philosophy,” in September.

In October, McKeon presented a paper, “Psychological Dialetheism,” at the Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association conference, held at Bloomsburg University.

McKeon holds a master’s degree in biological sciences from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, with a minor in chemistry, from State University of New York, College at Cortland.

He has taught biology at Penn College since Fall 2005. Previously, McKeon was an adjunct instructor of biology at Broome Community College and served terms as an adjunct instructor in both biology and philosophy at Binghamton University. Prior to teaching at Binghamton, he was a biology instructor at Penn State Erie. He also performed research at the University of Pittsburgh on HIV, co-authoring two publications related to the study.

His teaching interests in biology include microbiology, cell and molecular biology, general biology, and anatomy and physiology. He has a particular interest in researching biofilms.

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