Jan F. Dudt

Professor of Biology
All FacultyBiology

Contact Information
Phone: 724-458-2114
Email: jfdudt@gcc.edu

Jan F. Dudt


  • B.A., Covenant College
  • M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., Ph.D., Emory University


  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Scientific Affiliation
  • The American Chestnut Foundation

Areas of Expertise

  • Field Biology and Evolution
  • Interface of Christianity and Science

Courses Taught

  • Biology 102
  • Plant Taxonomy
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Studies in Science, Faith and Technology

Selected Research

  • Plant Secondary Chemistry, American Chestnut tree

Selected Publications

  • Camden Towne, Jan F. Dudt, and Durwood Ray. (2015). Effect of Mansoa alliacea (Bignonnaceae) leaf extract on embryonic and tumerogenic mouse cell lines. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research. 9:799-805.

Professional Experience

  • Contractor in ecological risk review, EPA Region IV (1992-’93)
  • Professor of Biology at Oklahoma University (8 yrs.)
  • Professor of Biology Grove City College, 2004 to present.


  • Outdoor activities: hunting, raising beef cattle, camping
  • Basketball
  • Reconciling modern science with traditional orthodox Christian theology

You might be surprised to know

I started out as a Christian high school chemistry and physics teacher. I have lived in many areas across America, east to west north to south. Married at age 36 to Katie (great wife, 5 great kids)