Publications in IVIS
Darla Wise is a Professor of Biology in the College of Science, Mathematics and Health. She started at Concord in 1998. Her main research interest is in host pathogen interactions and the impact on health and disease. However, her research interests are varied when it comes to student-based research, as her philosophy is that the student should explore areas of their interest. She has authored several books, selected chapters in books, and research articles. Most recently, Dr. Wise completed COVID-19 training and has been volunteering at the Mercer County Health Department since July 2020.
Dr. Wise approaches her courses from a historical perspective and layers the complex ideas on top of the fundamental background. Other emphases within her courses include development of study skills that aid students in preparing to become independent learners, an essential skill for medical and other professional school endeavors; and, the development of group interactions to provide students with skills to encourage each other when working in a group setting.