Thomas E. Evans Jr. has been teaching all levels of biology and microbiology at St. George’s since 1987. Evans holds the Vincent Astor Chair in science teaching and is currently teaching advanced biology, microbiology and infectious diseases, and general biology. Evans earned a master’s degree in zoology and microbiology at North Carolina State University, where he did research in parasitology and electron microscopy. While at N.C. State, Evans was a three-time All-American swimmer, captain of the swim team and starting goalkeeper for the N.C. State soccer team. Evans’ professional experience has included working in hospital microbiology laboratories and university virology departments. He has incorporated clinical style microbiology lab exercises and microphotography in teaching about infectious diseases. At St. George’s, Evans has served as head varsity coach of girls’ soccer and boys and girls swimming teams. He also mentors students as mobility volunteers at Newport Hospital. Evans’s teaching philosophy centers on hard work, enthusiasm and application: Be excited about what you teach and the enthusiasm will “infect’ the students toward better understanding for life processes.