Samuel Hirt originally from Fairbanks, Alaska and have lived in Utah, Alabama, Oregon, and now Virginia. Hirt served a mission in Winnipeg, Canada and is married with 5 kids. Hirt love activities that He can do with my family such as camping, hiking, playing and watching sports. Hirt’s testimony has been strengthened as he has asked questions and drawn parallels between my academic pursuits and spiritual learning, as well as through the rewarding pursuit of raising an eternal family in these latter-days.
Hirt attended Brigham Young University as an undergraduate where he earned a B.S. in Integrative Biology. Hirt earned my master’s degree at Auburn University where he studied the migration patterns of silver-haired bats. Hirt stayed at Auburn University for my PhD where he analyzed baleen of bowhead whales to assess the “big mother” hypothesis. Hirt’s research interests are generally in physiological ecology of vertebrates and specifically using methods analyzing stables isotopes and hormone concentrations in biological samples. Hirt enjoys hands-on, active learning teaching methods in small class sizes which are reasons why he chose to become faculty at Southern Virginia University. Hirt is eager to teach and expand my ability to reach students and open their minds to the world of Biology.Contact Information:
Southern Virginia University
One University Hill Drive
Buena Vista, VA 24416