Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
F21 Class of 1994
Stan Rice was born in Oklahoma and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California looking at wildflowers. He studied environmental biology at the University of California Santa Barbara, and completed a PhD in plant biology at the University of Illinois, studying plant ecology. He has had biology teaching positions at colleges and universities in New York, Indiana, and Minnesota. He has taken up permanent residence on the biology faculty at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, where he teaches general biology, botany, and evolution. In addition to a few scientific and educational articles, he writes books: Encyclopedia of Evolution will be published by Facts on File in November 2006.