Kent State University, Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, Ph.D.
Northern Michigan University, Biology , M.S.
Northern Arizona University, Zoology , B.S.
Dr. Sadie Reed Stimmell chairs the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and has been a part of the Manchester Community College faculty since 2015. She teaches courses in Biology, Ecology and Genetics and is an academic advisor for students in the Life Sciences program. Dr. Stimmell has worked within the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) to ensure equivalency of the courses across all campuses and established transferability of all courses into the University System. Her work always has a focus on student opportunities and success in STEM.
Dr. Stimmell is active in promoting undergraduate research at MCC and is committed to integrating novel research opportunities into laboratory curriculum. She serves as the PI for the NH-INBRE CCSNH subaward and sits on the steering committee to coordinate and support undergraduate research opportunities in biomedical sciences throughout the community colleges. She serves on the Education and Workforce Development team for the NH-BioMADE EPSCoR grant. She is a Tiny Earth Partner Instructor and conducts course based undergraduate research in antibiotic discovery.
Dr. Stimmell is an advisor for multiple student organizations on campus. She advises students in Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society, and in Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honors Society for students seeking associate degrees. She also advises the Global Citizens Club and the Students for Environmental Action Club. Dr. Stimmell has led service and learning trips to Ecuador and to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She partnered with Peace Corps volunteers and the Queen City Rotary and Rotary International for the Agua Uksha project to renovate and expand the water system providing water to the community of Yurak Uksha, Salinas de Guaranda, Ecuador.
Dr. Stimmell’s academic background includes a B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University. She earned an M.S. in Biology from Northern Michigan University with a thesis entitled, “The taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of the freshwater crab genus, Potamonautes MacLeay, 1838 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Potamonautidae) from Tanzania, East Africa.” She earned a Ph.D. in Ecology, Systematics and Evolution from Kent State University with a dissertation entitled, “A systematic study of the clam shrimp genus Eulimnadia Packard, 1874 (Limnadiidae; Spinicaudata; Branchiopoda) and an investigation into the evolution and maintenance of androdioecy through a biogeographic analysis and a population genetic analysis of metapopulation dynamics in Eulimnadia feriensis Dakin, 1914.” Her work is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Evolutionary Ecology Research, Integrative and Comparative Biology, and more.