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Mac Leod, Susan

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Susan Mac Leod
Assistant Professor

Department: Biology

Phone Extension: 8158
(518) 736-FMCC (3622)

Building: N 107S

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Susan Mac LeodIn 2005, Susan was hired as an adjunct biology instructor at FM. In 2010, she was brought on as a full-time instructor. Her courses offerings include Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Biology: Molecules and Cells, Microbiology, and labs.

Prior to her start at FM, Susan lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, which she says is “the hot spot of the world,” where she worked as a Zoologist for six years at Central Park Zoo. She was an Animal Behaviorist and Trainer working closely with sea lions and penguins.

She moved to upstate New York to begin her teaching career. At FM, Susan serves as Senator for the Science Division. In her spare-time, she volunteers at Landis Arboretum in Esperance, the only arboretum in the area. She is also an avid gardener who grows her own vegetables and a part-time musician; Susan plays the saxophone with the Fulton County band “Penny Jar.” The group plays a variety of international folk music including: American, French, Irish, English, Canadian, Eastern European, Gospel, and more.

Born in Hanau, Germany, Susan attended Free University of Berlin and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. In November, 1988 Susan moved to the United States. She attended City University of New York (CUNY) and earned a Master’s degree in Biology.