Richard L. Reeder

Richard Reeder

Associate Dean for Academic AffairsChief Health Professions AdvisorProfessorKeplinger Hall M205 Oliphant 304

My interests deal mostly with the biology of terrestrial pulmonate gastropods, particularly those of the southwestern desert regions of North America. My principal focus has been in the areas of systematics, zoogeography, and the functional morphology of the reproductive system. With regard to the latter, my work has centered on the histology and ultrastructure of the reproductive systems and relating these structural considerations to the functions of the various organs in those systems. These animals are functional hermaphrodites and have relatively elaborate reproductive systems. The main groups I focus on are members of the families polygyridae and helminthoglyptidae. Additionally I have an interest in the morphology and ultrastructure of cell types in general with recent work in reproductive systems in rats.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Zoology, 1975
  • M.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Biology, 1970
  • B.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City, Biology, 1968 

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Advisors in the Health Professions
  • Southern Association of Advisors in the Health Professions
  • Sigma Xi

Courses Taught at TU

  • Comparative Vertebrate Embryology (BIOL 3254)
  • Histology (BIOL 4054)
  • Parasitology (BIOL 3364)
  • Selected Topics in Invertebrate Zoology (BIOL 3603-4)

Awards & Recognition

  • University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Henry Kendall College Society of Teaching Fellows