Wheeler Science Center
Bolivar, MO 65613
Education and professional background: Wolfe received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from Southwest Baptist University and a Ph.D. in biology from Purdue University. She did her post-doctoral training at the University of Louisville Medical School. Prior to coming to SBU, Wolfe was a professor and chair of the biology department at Tougaloo College in Mississippi. Most recently she was a research fellow at the National Institute of Health in the Washington, D.C. area where she studied a complex of proteins important for the vaccinia virus into mammalian cells. Wolfe joined the SBU faculty in August 2013 and teaches courses in biology, pathophysiology and human anatomy and physiology.
Family: Wolfe is married and has two daughters and one son.
Community involvement: Wolfe and her family enjoy being actively involved in their church.
Advice for prospective students: “During your college years: seek God’s guidance when it comes to choosing your major and give it all you got. Study hard; but have fun along the way. You will make life-long friends and build life-long memories that are precious. You will also be building the foundation for the next stage in your life and in your chosen career. Make it a good foundation.”
Why did you choose to teach at SBU? “As alums of SBU my husband and I have a special attachment to the school and its faculty. It is a privilege to come back to my alma mater where I can share my knowledge and skills by teaching and mentoring students in the Biology Department.”
What sets SBU apart from other universities? “The attention to spiritual matters sets SBU apart from other universities. The recognition that God is ever-present and interested in our lives and our life choices. This guides what students and faculty/staff do in the present and how they prepare themselves for future service wherever God has called them.”