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Meet Dr. Troy Ladine

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you." Job 12:7-8

Dr. Ladine has been serving at ETBU since August 2001. During his tenure at ETBU, he has taught General Ecology, Environmental Issues, Population Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and General Biology. Prior to ETBU, he worked for Phillips 66 Petroleum Company in the geochemical section of their research facility, South Platte Natural Resources District where he wrote the technical portion of their groundwater Management plan, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Agency.  Since 2002 Dr. Ladine has conducted research on the habitat use of small mammals at the ETBU Environmental Studies area. If you would like to learn more about his research, please visit his Research Summary page. He is a member of Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview where he teaches a pre-teen boys small group and volunteers in the sound booth for the pre-teen Ministry. Biology is the study of the living world created by God. Therefore, the material in his courses is a presentation toward a greater understanding of God. Additionally, Dr. Ladine feels that we are one with the Earth and dependent on the physical world for our well being. The study of the physical world will bring us closer to God and provide us with a better understanding our place in God’s creation. Because of these beliefs, his favorite Bible verses are about the earth and our place in it. His favorite Bible verses are Job 12:7-8 because it tells that we can learn from studying God's creation and come closer to God through this study.