Aimee Dufresne

Assistant Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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I teach a variety of biology classes, including food microbiology for culinary nutrition students. What I love so much about it is that the students I have are passionate about helping people stay healthy.”


When Aimee Dufresne began participating in biological research at the college level and presenting data in various settings, her enthusiasm for biology blossomed. After graduation, she entered the pathobiology program at Brown University, and completed her master’s degree. 

During a two-year leave of absence from Brown, Dufresne worked as a health educator for the Dermatology Foundation of Rhode Island, and also taught biology part-time at a local community college.

While both of those experiences proved to be enriching, Dufresne knew that she wanted to pursue a career in teaching at the college level. She returned to Brown and completed her doctoral work in an endocrinology lab, and earned a teaching certificate from the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Over the past several years, Dufresne has enjoyed teaching a variety of biology-oriented courses, exploring best teaching practices in the sciences, and also developing new courses that will be offered at JWU in the future.  

Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Pathology