Past Featured Faculty

Dr. Robert E. Flahart

 - Featured Faculty Member


Joined Department: 2008

Studies: Public Health Microbiology

Courses: BI 100 & 101 Introduction to Biology & Lab, BI 305 Parasitology & Lab

Birthplace: Greensboro, NC

Hometown (Several): Wilmington, DE, Columbia, MO, Nashville, TN, Topeka, KS

Undergrad College: Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC

Favorite Food: as a real gourmand, pizza, of course

Favorite Activity: recreational reading, nature walks

Favorite Movie: Howl's Moving Castle

Favorite TV Show: Bones

Favorite Thing About Washburn: Small campus is like a friendly village

Favorite season: Spring

Favorite color: Teal

If I was not a professor, I would: supervise a public health microbiology lab.  Disease outbreak investigations are always fascinating like a detective story and rewarding in helping to restore health to people and the community.

One piece of advice that students should know: Undergraduate education is hard work and requires a lot of study time outside of class.  I know this is hard for today's working students, but it's the route to success.

Color photo of north face of Stoffer Science Hall in autumn

Photo of Dr. and Mrs. Bob Flahart in front of Guinness Brewery

Dr. Bob Flahart and family in Ireland