Meet the Faculty Kazanjian, Paul

Meet the Academy Faculty

Paul KazanjianPaul Kazanjian
Academic Title Instructor; Rifle Club RSO (Range Safety Officer)
Courses AP Biology; Biology; Biology Honors; Intro to Forensic Science; Parasitology
VFMA Title Second Lieutenant (2LT)
Phone 610-989-1414
  • Neumann University (Aston, PA): BS in Biology
  • Saint Joseph's University: MA in Secondary Education
    Started at VFMA&C 2011
    Other Experience
  • Taught in outdoor education program at Tyler Arboretun in Media, PA
  • Adjunct faculty at Neumann University
  • Professional: National Science Teachers Association; National Association of Biology Teachers; Genetics Society of America; National Association for Research in Science Teaching
  • Awards Selected for the National Science Teachers Association's New Science Teacher Academy for 2012-13.
  • Mr. Kazanjian wanted to be a Fighter Pilot and play basketball when growing up, but he fell in love with teaching while working at summer camps.
  • He is very proud of his Armenian hertitage and particularly fond of the food!
  • Mr. Kazanjian was almost cast in the movie "Annapolis" when in college, but wasn't able to reschedule his final exams and had to decline (don't worry, it was a very minor role!).
  • He used to have long hair in college and was mistaken for Orlando Bloom by a fan who became very upset once she realized her blunder :)
  • Mr. Kazanjian is from West Chester, he is married to Alyssa and they have one dog, Mia, who they treat like their child.
  • Mr. Kazanjian firmly believes that every person is capable of learning.
  • Interests/Hobbies
  • Avid outdoorsman -- hiking, hunting, fishing, & camping.
  • Biological interests are modern Genetics including epigenetics and gene splicing, Microbiology including cell communication and renerative medicine, and Ethology (study of animal behavior) particularly in White-Tail Deer and the reintroduction of the North American Timberowolf in the United States.
  • Interests in science teaching include the effect of laboratory activities on the achievement and attitude levels of high school biology students, the ever increasing integration of technology into classroom activities, and the role of textbooks in 21st century sciences classes, to name a few.
  • He plans to pursue his PhD in science education research and leadership