Our Graduates in Natural Sciences

John Lentini (above) is one of the country’s pre-eminent fire investigators. Since 1975, he has given expert testimony in over 200 cases in civil and criminal court. He now operates Scientific Fire Analysis, LLC out of his laidback home in Big Pine Key, Florida. “New College taught me to think outside the box, before thinking outside the box was cool,” he says. “In assessing circumstantial evidence, which is what I do every day, keeping the context in mind is the most important thing."

New College is proud of  our many graduates in the Natural Sciences who have contributed to their fields. Here's a sampling of some of our graduates:

Lonnie Draper, M.D. - currently an entrepreneur in healthcare technology (CEO of Avocare), former vice president of Emergency Medicine at Tallahassee Memorial and still practicing there as well. He is also an associate professor in Emergency Medicine for the Florida State University College of Medicine.

Mark Carroll, Ph.D. - research entomologist, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Barbara Junge, J.D. - received her M.P.A. from Princeton University and J.D. from NYU and is currently an attorney in Miami, FL.

Craig Brown, Ph.D. - fisheries biologist, National Marine Fishery Service, Miami, Florida.

Kristin Kalmbacher, M.D. - received her M.D. from Tulane University and specializes in family and emergency medicine in Fairhope, AL.

Michael Lepore, M.D. - vascular surgeon, Samson Showalter Lepore Surgeons, Sarasota, Florida.

Sample of Graduate Schools Attended by NCF Students in Natural Sciences

• University of Chicago
• University of Michigan
• University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
• University of Florida Medical School
• University of Miami Medical School
• University of South Florida Medical School
• Tulane University Medical School
• New York University School of Law
• University of Pennsylvania
• University of Rochester
• Ohio State University
• New School for Social Research
• University of California, Santa Barabara

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The Division of Natural Sciences hosts a series of lectures throughout the academic year on a variety of topics. The lectures are held at the Heiser Natural Sciences Building's Soo Bong Chae Auditorium.

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