Cheryld Emmons
Cheryld Emmons
Year of Hire: 1999
Professor of Biology
Department: Biology
Richland, NY

The Nature of Alfred

Although she worked in private industry and conducted research for the USDA, Cheryld Emmons wanted to teach at a small, four-year institution that focused on learning. “The biology position at Alfred was the perfect position in the perfect place,” she said.

Alfred has felt like a home to me since the first day I arrived to interview.
Emmons and students in a biology class

Eager to work at a primarily undergraduate college, Cheryld Emmons seized the opportunity to teach and conduct research at AU. She has twenty years of experience as a professor of biology and has taught courses ranging from genetics to botany. The academic freedom faculty members receive is one of her favorite aspects about being a professor here. She can modify her teaching style to better suit the needs of her students and has the option to present course material in different ways. She also enjoys working directly with students on research projects.

Cheryld has served as a professor of biology at AU for over twenty years. She also was chair of Chemistry for a short time when Biology and Chemistry were one division.

With a profound understanding of nature, Cheryld appreciates AU’s beautiful campus each day. She takes her passion for plants outside of the classroom as well and enjoys tending to her garden. She's fond of relaxing on her front porch and spending time with her family. She additionally adores cooking and doing DIY projects in her free time.

Learn more about Cheryld's professional experience here.

My Life at Alfred and Beyond

Here are just some of the clubs, places and activities I love:

Cheryld Emmons

My Hobbies & Interests

Biology Club

Inspiring Students


My Favorite Places

The Science Center

The Outdoors


My Topics

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty