Michael J. Leboffe

Michael J. Leboffe, Professor

Life Sciences Department

Office: S-311(S)
Email: mleboffe@sdccd.edu
Office Phone: 619.388.3285
Office Hours: MTWTh 8:00-9:15 AM


BIOL 205 CRN 07656 Lecture (S-402) MW 9:35-11:00 AM; Lab (S-402) MW 11:20-2:25 PM

BIOL 205 CRN 45851 Lecture (S-402) TTh 9:35-11:00 AM; Lab (S-402) TTh 11:20-2:25 PM

Professional Background

Doctor of Arts - Biological Education
(Idaho State University, 1981)

Master of Science - Molecular Genetics
(San Diego State University, 1979)

Bachelor of Science - Zoology
(San Diego State University, 1974)


I am a native San Diegan and was raised in North Park. I attended McKinley School, Wilson Junior High School, and Hoover High School in my sophomore year (until my family moved out of San Diego).

I am the campus coordinator for the NIH Funded Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program. The grant was awarded to SDSU and City College is one of three community colleges participating in it (Grossmont and Southwestern Colleges are the other two). Our goal is to assist underrepresented minorities in biomedical research matriculate to the University.  The SDSU Bridges Program helps students achieve this goal through several enrichment courses: (1) laboratory skills, (2) research ethics, (3) biomedical research techniques, (4) science and math academic workshops; and (5) colloquia exposing students to research mentors and role models.  A 2.7 minimum GPA is required. Please visit the Bridges to the Baccalaureate website (still a work in progress) for more information.

For more information and an application, please call my office, email me, or come see me during an office hour.


    • Full-time member of the San Diego City College faculty since 1980.
    • Four terms as Biology Department Chair.
    • Four terms as Biology Department Senator
    • Former “At-Large” member (2003-05) of the School of Science, Nursing, Health, and Athletics Executive Committee
    • Leboffe, Michael, Lynda Gordon, and Gary Wisehart. “The Audiotutorial Laboratory As A Departmental Learning Center.” Presented to the National Association of Biology Teachers 1984 National Convention, Purdue University.
    • Leboffe, Michael. “Practical Experience Teaching Critical Thinking at a Two-Year College.” Presented to the National Association of Biology Teachers 1989 National Convention, San Diego, CA.
    • Enright, Gwyn, Michael Leboffe, David Singer, and Gary Wisehart. “Examination of Intra- and Interdisciplinary Team Teaching Models. Wedding an Established Two-Biology Instructor Environmental Science Course to a Reading Composition Course.” Presented to the 1992 Joint Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching Alternatives (ISETA) and the Network for Cooperative Learning in Higher Education (NCLHE), San Pedro, CA.


Personal Nathan is a graduate of USD with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in education. He is currently a math teacher at Horace Mann Middle School. He has three children. Alicia earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from USD (Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and is working with special needs children for the San Diego Unified School District . Eric earned a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from Point Loma Nazarene University and a master's degree in physics from SDSU. He is currently a physicist for General Atomics.