Legal Name
DepartmentDepartment of Biological Sciences
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Office LocationLim Center 112

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Loma Linda University
  • M.S., Institute for Creation Research
  • B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College

Biography

Wendy Billock teaches a variety of organismal biology courses, including: Zoology; Marine Biology; Invertebrate Biology; Vertebrate Biology; and Ecology. Field trips are an integral part of her laboratory classes, giving students an opportunity to learn field research techniques. She teaches courses for both science majors and non-majors. She also directs the scientific writing program for biology majors.  In addition to research in behavioral ecology, Billock’s research interests include pedagogy techniques in STEM education, higher education administration, and intelligent design. She has been conducting annual teacher training conferences in Haiti since 2013 for Christian school teachers in remote areas of Haiti.

Publications (Selected)

  • Billock, W.B and Dunbar, S.G. [in prep.] Influence of sensory cues on predator avoidence in hermit crabs, Pagurus samuelis.

  • Billock, W.B. [in prep] Contextual Decision Hierarchies in crustaceans.

  • Dunbar, S.G. and Billock, W.B. (Eds.) These Are My Oceans: Now and For the Future. Produced by the Yaqara Bay Biodiversity Inventory Project. 36 p. [in prep.]

  • Billock, W. L., and Dunbar, S.G. 2011. Shell and food acquisition behaviors: Evidence for Contextual Decision Hierarchies in hermit crabs. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 398:26-32.

  • Billock, W. L. and Dunbar, S. G. 2008. Influence of motivation on behaviour in the hermit crab, Pagurus samuelis. J. Mar. Bio. Assoc. of the U. K. 89:775-779.

Presentations

  • LLBN, Mind and Spirit in Dialogue, “Adventists and the Ecology Crisis”, January 23, 2010.  

  • Billock, W.B. and Dunbar, S.G. Evidence for ‘Contextual Decision Hierarchies’ in the hermit crab, Pagurus samuelis. Southern California Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, 2-3 May, 2008. Carson, CA.

  • Billock, W.B. and Dunbar, S.G. Shell and food acquisition behaviors: Evidence for ‘Contextual Decision Hierarchies’ in hermit crabs. The Crustacean Society Mid-Year Meeting, 14-17 October, 2007. Coquimbo, Chile.

Research Interests

  • Marine ecosystems
  • Animal behavior

Courses

  • General Biology II
  • Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Invertebrate Biology
  • Biological Principles
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave. La Mirada, CA 90639
1-562-903-6000
© Biola University, Inc. All Rights Reserved.