Corey Ptak


Contact Information

OfficeCOL 1083
Phone(585) 475-7061

Office Hours

Monday 2-3pm ; Tuesday 9:30-10:30 ; Wednesday 2-3pm

B.S - Environmental Science / Chemistry - SUNY Fredonia
Ph.D - Cornell University - Environmental Toxicology

Job Responsibilities

General Biology Lecture (Bio 101-102)
General Biology Laboratory

Research Interests

My primary teaching interests revolve around developing inquiry based, experiential learning techniques for science education using innovative multimedia tools. In my classes I try to create an active learning environment for students rather than a passive lecture. 
My research interests focus on environmental remediation of soils in urban areas and science based techniques for sustainable urban development. I focus largely on reducing human health impacts from soils contaminated with heavy metals by creating site specific remediation strategies using low cost methods such as bio- and phyo- remediation.  I have worked with community gardens, NGOs and city governments to develop cheaper more cost effective means of cleaning up urban soils for the protection of human health and the environment