Michael J. Leboffe

Michael J. Leboffe, Professor

Department of Biology

MJPLeb@cox.net

Office: A-208
Office Phone: (619) 388-3285
Office Hours: MTWTh 1:00-2:15 PM

Classes

BIOL 205 (CRN 04378)    Lecture MW 7:45-9:10 AM, Room A201     Lab MW 9:30-12:35 PM, Room A231
BIOL 205 (CRN 59904)    Lecture TTh 7:45-9:10 AM, Room A201     Lab  TTh 9:30-12:35 PM, Room A231

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)

About

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 NSF 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.

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

Professional

  • Full-time member of the San Diego City College Faculty since 1980.
  • Four terms as Department Chair
  • Three terms as Biology Department Senator.
  • Former "At-Large Member" (2003-05) of the School of Science, Nursing, Health, and Athletics Executive Committee.
  • Coauthor (with Burton Pierce of San Diego City College) of "A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Editions," Morton Publishing, Englewood, CO, 1996, 1999, 2004, and 2011.
  • Coauthor (with Burton Pierce) of "Exercises Manual for the Microbiology Laboratory, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Editions," Morton Publishing, Englewood, CO, 1997, 1999, 2004, and 2011.
  • Author of A Photographic Atlas of Histology, Morton Publishing, Englewood, CO, 2003.
  • Coauthor (with Burton Pierce) of "Microbiology Laboratory Theory and Application, Brief Edition," Morton Publishing, Englewood, CO, 2008.
  • Coauthor (with Burton Pierce) of "Microbiology Laboratory Theory and Application, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions," Morton Publishing, Englewood, CO, 2002. 2006, and 2010.
  • Author of Instructor's Manual to Accompany Biology: Fundamentals, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1995.
  • Author of Test Bank to Accompany Biology: Fundamentals, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1995.
  • Coauthor (with Gary D. Wisehart of San Diego City College) of Study Guide to Accompany Biology: Exploring Life, 1st and 2nd Editions, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1989 and 1994.
  • Coauthor (with Gary D. Wisehart) of Instructor's Manual to Accompany Biology: Exploring Life, 1st and 2nd Editions, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1989 and 1994.
  • Coauthor (with Gary D. Wisehart) of Test Bank to Accompany Biology: Exploring Life, 1st Edition, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1989.
  • Author of Protein Variation and Genetic Distance in the Genus Lemur, Master's Thesis, San Diego State University, 1979.

Personal

Children: Nathan has a B.S. in Mathematics from USD and is in his third year teaching math at Horace Mann Middle School after spending three years teaching in Malawi, Africa. He is married to Jenny and has two children, Selah Grace and Josiah Benjamin. Alicia has a B.S. in Sociology from USD (Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and is working for San Diego Unified School District. Eric has a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Point Loma Nazarene University and is currently a physicist for SAIC.