Livija Kent

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Retired Associate Professor

Contact Info



B.A., Barnard College, New York, NY, 1961
M.A., Columbia University, 1964
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1967

Research Interests

Bryology: Biology of Liverworts

Although my expertise is in the realm of bryology, my major effort is in teaching. I am involved with the development of suitable teaching aids to enhance the learning process. The authoring software Toolbook, with its multi-media extensions, is being used to create programs for teaching some of the more abstract concepts of the introductory biology curriculum. Animations, color graphics and digitized sound are incorporated into the design of these programs.

Representative Publications

Kent, Graham and Livija Kent. Bioexplorer. (Computer Software Product which accompanies "Biology: An Exploration of Life" by MacFadden/Keeton.) W. W. Norton and Company. 1996.

Kent, Graham and Livija Kent. Bioexplorer Plus. (Computer Software Product which accompanies "Biological Science" by Gould/Keeton) W. W. Norton and Company. 1996.