Teaching Staff

William Brett

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Northwestern University

President's Medal award winner, 1996
College of Arts and Sciences, Educational Excellence Award, 1995
Honorary Life Award, Association of College and University Biology Educators, 1995
Caleb Mills Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1977
Chair, Editorial Board, Bioscene - Journal of College Biology Teaching, 1998-present
Chair, Department of Life Sciences, 1978-1993

Phone: 812-237-2392
E-mail: William.Brett@indstate.edu
Office: Science Building 268

Research Interests: comparative animal physiology; biological rhythms.

SELECTED Publications

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W.J. Brett and T.J. Mulkey. 2004. General Education Course: Is It Relevant? Bioscene 30(3):9-17.( PDFDownload PDF - 2 meg)

W.J. Brett, R. Ghosh, and T.J. Mulkey. 2004. Exploration of Biological Phenomena. Hayden McNeil, pp.176 + vi. Fourth Edition. ISBN 0-7380-1072-3.

W.J. Brett, R. Ghosh, T.J. Mulkey. 2000. Explorations of Biological Phenomena. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. ISBN 0-07-244698-6 pp 160, Third Edition.

W.J. Brett . 1998. Conservation in the 1930's -- A Nickel an Egg, A Dime a Head. Bioscene 24(1):29-30.( PDFDownload PDF - 62 kB)

W.J. Brett . 1998. Commonalities in Biology. Bioscene 24(2):13-17.( PDFDownload PDF - 91 kB)

W.J. Brett, R. Ghosh, and T.J. Mulkey. 1997. Exploration of Biological Phenomena. Wm.C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, IA. pp.148 + iv. Second Edition.

M.O. Oster, T.J. Mulkey, W.J Brett. 1991. Biological Explorations II. Wm.C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, IA. pp.351 + iv. ISBN 0-697-14441-0.

W.J. Brett . 1991. From Forest to Home. Bioscene 17(1):13-24.( PDFDownload PDF - 1.4 meg)

W.J. Brett, M.O. Oster, T.J. Mulkey. 1990. Biological Explorations I. Wm.C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, IA. pp.308 + v. ISBN 0-697-13475-X.

W.J. Brett and T.J. Mulkey. 1990. Exploration of Biological Phenomena. Wm.C. Brown Publishers, Dubuque, IA. pp.141 + iv. ISBN 0-697-12777-X.

W.J. Brett . 1989. Insect Singularis. The American Biology Teacher. Vol. 51(1):43-45.

W.J. Brett . 1987. Biology, Yes. But Why Study Physics Too? The American Biology Teacher. Vol. 49, No. 5, 1987.

W.J. Brett . 1986. Quantitative and Qualitative Determination of Chlorophylls in Mutants of Soybean. Bioscene. 12(3): 5-8.

W.J. Brett . 1986. Review "Behavioral Ecology-An Evolutionary Approach by J.R. Drebs and N.B.Davies 2nd.Ed. 1984 Sinauer Associates, Inc."

W.J. Brett and J.L.Brett. 1985. Can Teaching be Rewarding? Bioscene 11(2):11-15. ( PDFDownload PDF - 725 kB)

W.J. Brett . 1979. Biological Exploration II: Laboratory Manual Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.

W.J. Brett. 1978. Biological Exploration I: Laboratory Manual Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.

W.J. Brett. 1978. Circadian rhythm of movement in Mexican jumpingbean moth, Laspeyresia saltitans (Westwood). Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. 87:(Abst).

Wells, V.M. and W.J. Brett . 1977. Evidence for acetylation of aminoglutethimide by rat liver. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. 86:456.

Shenk, B.A. and W.J. Brett . 1977. An interesting pattern of chlorosis in a pin oak, Quercus palustris. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. 86:115