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Edward SaiffProfessor of Biology
Dean, School of Theoretical and Applied Science

Year Joined RCNJ: 1972

Contact Information


  • B.A., Rutgers University
  • M.A., State University of New York, Buffalo
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University

Courses Offered:

  • Evolution
  • Biology of Development
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
  • Biogeography

Teaching Interest:

  • Structure, function and evolution of vertebrates

Research Interest:

  • Evolution of the higher taxa of birds, vertebrate structure, function and evolution

Interesting Publications:

  • Saiff E. & M. Vagell – 2002 – Foot placement cues used by chameleons when walking and climbing. J. Ghana Science Association 3 (3): 22-29.
  • Saiff E. – 2006 – The Middle Ear Anatomy of Falconiiformes. Annals of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 75 (2): 69-96.
  • Saiff E. – 2011 – The Middle Ear of Cariamiformes (Aves).  Annals of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 80 (1): 29-33.
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