Shelly Grinar-Boyd, M.S.

Shelly Grinar-Boyd
Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology
Assistant Teaching Professor, Science
Woodland, 239-B
1600 Woodland Road,
Abington, PA, 19001

Things going on in W 239-B:

  • Biology, Earth and Environmental Science tutoring- schedule sessions through the Learning Center, but meet in my office
  • Sustainability Club projects
  • After guzzling that water or soda on campus, don't toss the bottle, chuck it in the big can outside my office, and sign up to go on the next recycling center trip
  • Drop off old handouts and 3 ring binders on the table outside my office, and come help out with re-purposing them into notebooks for students
  • Stop in and dig some dirt- students of all majors keep various plant experiments and projects  

Current Research

Impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania. Currently collecting and testing water samples from streams near unconventional natural gas wells in Washington and Allegheny counties, Southwest Pennsylvania.

In addition, I develop and implement alternative learning presentations and strategies for non-traditional Biology students. 


MS, Biology, Temple University

BS, Biology, Chestnut Hill College

AAS, Physical Education, Montgomery County Community College

Environmental, Earth, and Ecological Science (BISC 003, Earth 2, Biol 220W)
Anatomy (BIOL 129, BISC 004)
Biology (BIOL 110 lab)
Sustainability Club Adviser
Penn State Summer Science Camp- Backyard Ecology