Dorothy M. Salinas


Dorothy M. Salinas

Academic Rank:
Associate Professor

Biology & Chemistry

Health Professions & Natural Sciences

Office: SH 250

Phone: 973-328-5375

Education: M.S., University of Nebraska; B.S., The College of New Jersey

Hired: 2015

CCM Courses Taught:
Biology of Environmental Concerns (BIO 127), Concepts in Biology (BIO 132), General Biology I (laboratory)

CCM Club Affiliation:
Bowling Club Advisor
Environmental Club Advisor

Sustainability Excellence Associate (International Society of Sustainability Professionals)
Certificate of Eligibility, Biological Sciences, New Jersey Department of Education
Quality Matters (QM) Teaching Online Certificate with certification in “Connecting Learning Theories to Teaching Strategies”, “Creating Presence”, “Orienting Learners”, “Evaluation of Course Design”, “Learner Assessment”, “Policy Awareness”, “Technology Skills Self-Assessment”
Environmental Stewardship Training (EST) Certification provided by Americorps

Professional Memberships:
North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)
Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB)
New Jersey Alliance for Environmental Education (ANJEE)

Special Projects:
Salinas has developed a low-cost option for non-major students to satisfy their 4-credit general education science requirement. The course, Concepts in Biology (BIO 132), is offered online through Virtual Campus. Cost was limited by the implementation of an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook and the elimination of a required laboratory kit. Students complete hands-on laboratories, at home, utilizing common household items.

In addition, Salinas has developed and implemented a virtual microscope into several biology courses in collaboration with Professors Caitlin Burns (Biology/Chemistry) and Eric Guadara (formerly of Information Technologies). The virtual microscope project was funded by the Advisory Council of the Open Textbook Collaborative (OTC), a New Jersey higher education project funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Select Recent Professional Presentations:
Interdisciplinary OER Development: Virtual Microscope, Bucks County Community College Faculty of the Future Conference, June 3, 2022

Interdisciplinary OER Development: Virtual Microscope, Northeast OER Summit 2022, May 26-27, 2022

Interdisciplinary OER Development: Virtual Microscope, CCM Professional Day, May 18, 2022

Building an Affordable Education, CCM Professional Day, January 18, 2022

Biology Course Development: Increasing Affordability and Accessibility for Non-Science Majors, Open Education Conference, October 18-22, 2021

Interdisciplinary Learning Community: Sustainability and Agriculture. C2 Summit for Pedagogical Advancements in STEM, October 15, 2021

Increasing the Accessibility and Affordability of Online Science Courses. C2 Summit for Pedagogical Advancements in STEM, October 15, 2021

“Educational Cross-Pollination: the importance of interdisciplinary climate change education” City University of New York (CUNY) C4E Conference on Climate Change Education, April 23, 2021

“Insta-engage with Instagram: the use of social media for environmental education” presented at the Environmental Education Association of Oregon Virtual Conference, July 26, 2020