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Benjamin Carlucci

Laboratory Instructor, Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology


Pictured is Benjamin Carlucci, laboratory instructor of natural sciences and engineering technology. | Photo by Victoria A. MikulaContact information

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Shippensburg University
  • Thesis in review for Master of Science, Biology, Bloomsburg University

Courses Taught

  • General Biology Laboratory I
  • General Chemistry Laboratory I
  • Microbiology Laboratory

Background

Benjamin Carlucci is a full-time laboratory instructor for the Department of Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology. Prior to joining Point Park, Carlucci was an adjunct biology professor at the Community College of Allegheny County. Carlucci also served as a Boy Scouts of America program director at Camp Karoondinha, in which he supervised more than 1,000 campers and 40 staff members. In addition, he was employed by the Boy Scouts of America as an island mate, in which he taught Boy Scouts about the delicate balance between humans and aquatic life in a marine environment at the organization's National High Adventure Sea Base in Islamorada, Fla. Additionally, Carlucci worked two summers as a bear researcher in Cimarron, N.M. His primary responsibilities were to track, trap and relocate problem bears while educating hikers about proper bear procedures. Carlucci's master's degree thesis focused on the surveillance of black-legged tick density and infectivity by the Lyme Disease agent, Borrelia burgdorferi, at Christmas tree farms in Columbia County, Pa.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Wildlife epidemiology
  • Relationships between domesticated black bears and human beings

Certifications

  • Secondary Education Teaching Certificate: Biology, Grades 7-12

Awards and Honors

  • Eagle Scout
  • Dean's List recipient for eight consecutive semesters, Shippensburg University
  • Honors Program member, Shippensburg University