Jack H. Neely Professor of Biology (2012 - 2017)
Paul Manos is a talented teacher-scholar whose work emphasizes woody plants, especially the systematics of the oak and walnut families, as well as the related wind-pollinated families of flowering plants. He has excelled in teaching a course on “Biological Diversity,” which is required for majors, and a lab course on “Plant Communities of North Carolina.” His research and teaching program thus may be characterized by the aphorism “Think globally, act locally.” In recent years he has participated in major efforts to synthesize phylogenetic, population genetic, and geological history in Northern Hemisphere plants. Paul’s presentations are described as a model of clarity and organization. He is currently serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies and is widely recognized for his deep commitment over time to undergraduate teaching.