Tammy L. Kenny, MS

Co-chair, Instructor, The John Merck Division of Science and Technology

Everett Mansion 304


  • MST, Adolescent Education in Biology, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, 2012
  • MS, Biology, State University of New York, Fredonia, 2007
  • BS, Biology, Utica College of Syracuse University, Utica, N.Y., 2004 

Teaching experience

  • Instructor, Southern Vermont College, 2007-present
  • Instructor, Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College, 2006-2007
  • Instructor, SUNY Fredonia, 2005-2007


  • Molecular and Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II

Research interests

Animal behavior, particularly social communication. I have two manuscripts: Kazial, K.A., Kenny T. L., and Burnett, S. C. 2008. Little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) recognizes individual identity of conspecifics using sonar calls. Ethology, 114, 469-478. Conservation Biology and educational research regarding success in science courses.


Animal behavior with an emphasis in social communication

Why I teach

I’ve always enjoyed biology, particularly organismal biology. I enjoy sharing my love of this subject with others.

Favorite Book

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Movie

Lord of the Rings

Best part of being at SVC

The campus is beautiful and the environment is very friendly.