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Associate Professor of Biology • University of Central Missouri
Dr. Stefan Cairns was raised in eastern Pennsylvania. He moved to Montana to earn Baccalaureate degrees in English and Botany at Montana State University. He continued his academic training in aquatic ecology at Eastern Washington University earning a M.S. degree and moved to Texas in 1988 to complete a Ph.D. at University of North Texas where he remained for an additional five years as a Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Applied Sciences. Dr. Cairns accepted a teaching position on the northern border of Maine in 1997 at University of Maine at Fort Kent. While in Maine, he joined with Dr. Jeff Yule of the English faculty to create Common Ground, an interdisciplinary electronic environmental journal.