Joel Kerlan, P'89

Professor of Biology

Kerlan was honored for his work at HWS from 1971 to 2002. Involved in many aspects of campus life, Kerlan's research interest was in behavioral endocrinology and biorhythms in birds, and he continuously had independent and Honors students in his laboratory. His work has been published in science journals, and he helped many students prepare for admission to medical school, dental school, veterinary school, and other health care fields. To this day, Professor Emeritus Kerlan continues to stay active on campus, with the pre-med program and admissions, including the Elizabeth Blackwell Scholar Program.


Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.