Gerald James Stine


 Gerald James Stine

Biology professor Dr. Gerald Stine says despite numerous other opportunities over the years he's stayed at UNF because of the "academic freedom, the freedom to expand and do what I want, and to teach the courses I want to teach."

 

That freedom has given Stine the opportunity to publish 12 single-author, college-level textbooks on genetics, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. Two additional books on HIV/AIDS will be in print before the end of the year, bringing Stine's total of college-level textbooks on that subject to eight, more than anyone else in the world, Stine says. Publishers of Stine's books are Macmillan, William C. Brown, and the most recent half dozen by Prentice-Hall.

 

The early days at UNF have many fond memories for Stine. For example, the student body offered unusual challenges. Back in the first years at UNF, Stine says, many of the students were older than their professors. "They were older, wiser and more experienced, and they were quite manipulative. Their life experiences were greater than those of their teachers." Stine's other special memories include simply watching the campus grow over the past 25 years and the introduction of sports teams and the necessary facilities, such as the Aquatic Center, the Arena and the baseball field.