Alan Griffith






Alan Griffith, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
432 Jepson Science Center
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Office: (540) 654-1422

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Fall 2022 office hours: 10-11 am M, T, W, 11am – 12 pm W, & 3-4 pm Th

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Alan B. Griffith, Professor of Biology, holds a Ph.D. (2002) in plant biology from the University of Maryland, an M.S. (1991) in resource economics from Penn State, and a B.S. (1981) in biology and environmental resources management from Penn State. Dr. Griffith previously was an economist in the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy. He also taught high school biology and college environmental and conservation courses. Just out of undergraduate school, he volunteered with the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.

Dr Griffith currently works with undergraduate students to document the plant diversity of our beautiful Fredericksburg, VA campus. He also develops tools using GIS technologies to support the needs of local partners. His past work has contributed to our knowledge of a rare plant of the mid-Atlantic tidal wetlands, Aeschynomene virginica or sensitive-joint vetch. Dr. Griffith is an expert in wetlands, wetland ecology, rare plant conservation, and plant ecology.