Sonada — Associate Professor Dan Choffnes Director of Student Fellowships; Associate Professor of Biology and Asian Studies at Carthage College since 2006 addressed students and faculty at a special assembly held in the auditorium on 18 November 2019.
Prof. Choffnes is also visiting faculty at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong established in 2010.
While sharing what students both in the U.S. and Hong Kong are concerned with these days Choffnes said, “they [students] seriously ask how they can serve their community, their culture and society both creatively and politically.”
He encouraged students to undertake collaborative research projects along with faculty as well as with colleges and universities elsewhere on common topics.
He also invited students and faculty “to engage with each other in common research projects to tackle new problems as well as find new solutions to continuing problems to improve communities.”
Professor Dan Choffnes joined the Carthage College faculty and teaches classes in genetics, plant physiology, developmental biology, and experimental design. He also developed a course on the relationship between people and medicinal plants and guides a seminar on Chinese traditional medicine.
Dr. Choffnes also supports an active research program that encourages students to pursue interdisciplinary questions of economic botany and ethnomedicine, domestically and abroad.
Founded in 1847, Carthage College is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee.