Ellie Rice Director, Quantitative & Science Center and Senior Teaching Professor of Biology


B.A. Stanford University
Ph.D. Cornell University


  • Support of college student success in quantitative disciplines. 
  • Extension of research science into high school and middle school environments.
  • Teacher professional development.
  • Informal science education.  
  • Population genetics in the context of plant genetic diversity conservation.


  • McDonald, K, K Brigatti, E. Rice, E Smith. C Liu.  2017. Newborn Screening: A Parents’ Handbook.  Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College. 
  • Ghose, R, E. Rice, K Strauss.  2017. Glutaric Aciduria Type 1 (GA1): A Parents’ Handbook.  Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College. 
  • Sentman, C, M Tembo, E. Rice, K. Strauss. 2015. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: A Parents’ Handbook.  Lancaster, PA: Franklin & Marshall College. 
  • Rice, EB. 2014.  Genetic Engineering.  Debating the Issues Series for middle school students.  Marshall Cavendish. ~60p.
  • Rice, EB and DR Ardia. 2014.  Evolution.  Debating the Issues Series for middle school students.  Marshall Cavendish. ~60p.
  • Eurich, C, PA Fields and EB Rice. 2012. Proteomics: Protein Identification Using Online Databases. American Biology Teacher 74(4):250-255.
  • Rice, EB. 2007. Conservation in a Changing World: In-situ conservation of the Giant maize of Jala. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 54(4): 701-713.
  • Rice, EB, M Krasny, ME Smith. 2006. Edible Genetics: Genetics taught with cucumbers, corn and tomatoes.  National Science Teacher’s Association Press.
  • Rice, EB. 2006. Conservation and Change: A Comparison of in-situ and ex-situ Conservation of Jala Maize Germplasm. Crop Science 46: 428-436.
  • Ardia, DR, Rice EB. 2006. Heritability of Immune Function Varies across the Range of the Tree Swallow. Evolutionary Ecology 20: 491-500.
  • Rice, EB, M Smale, JL Blanco. 1998. Farmers’ Use of Improved Seed Selection Practices in Mexican Maize: Evidence and Issues from the Sierra de Santa Marta.  World Development 26 (9): 1625-1640.
  • Smale, M, D Soleri, DA Cleveland, D Louette, EB Rice, JL Blanco, A Aguirre. 1998. Collaborative Plant Breeding as an Incentive for On-Farm Conservation of Genetic Resources: Economic Issues from Studies in Mexico. In Farmers, Gene Banks, and Crop Breeding: Economic Analyses of Diversity in Wheat, Maize, and Rice. M Smale, ed. Pp. 239-257. Boston, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Rice, EB, L Godinez, O Erenstein. 1998. The Farming Systems of the Texizapan Watershed, Sierra de Santa Marta, Mexico. CIMMYT Natural Resources Group Co-Publication 98-01. Mexico DF: Mexico
  • Heisy, PW, P Aquino, V Hernandez, E Rice. 1996. The Current World Wheat Situation  in CIMMYT 1996. CIMMYT 1995/6 World Wheat Facts and Trends: Understanding Global Trends in the Use of Wheat Diversity and International Flows of Wheat Genetic Resources.  Mexico DF: Mexico.
  • Blanco JL, EB Rice, M Smale. 1996. A Rough Cut on Maize Diversity and Seed Selection. Practices in the Sierra Santa Marta.  Video. Mexico DF: Mexico

Course Information

NSP 168 Food, Plants and Nutrition

PBH 374 Public Health Outreach: Writing Handbooks

BIO 110 Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Heredity

BIO 220 Principles of Physiology and Development Lab

INT xxx Experiential Elementary Science Teaching (EEST)