Mary Lehman
Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Phone (434) 395-2658
Department Biological-Environmental Sciences
Office Chichester Science Center 102B/lab 212

Mary Lehman, Professor of Biology, has been teaching at Longwood University in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences since 1998. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) and B.S. from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA).

Courses taught:

BIOL 114: Biology for the Teaching Professional

BIOL 251: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution

BIOL 288: Sophomore Seminar

BIOL 309: Plant Biology (spring even years)

BIOL 341: Ecology

BIOL 460: Topics in Field Biology (summer odd years; often with botany emphasis)


Current research:

-  Plant-animal interactions, specifically focused on how host plant chemistry influences the egg-laying behavior of Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae)

-  Allelopathy (“chemical warfare among plants”), specifically focused on plant responses to allelochemicals and interactions with other plant stresses

-  Pedagogical implications of learning styles