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Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Explore and Learn

The majors of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics department provide students with a faith-based education in the sciences and prepares them to lead and to serve in their own communities and abroad. Students will encounter a broad and diverse array of subjects and be given the opportunity to tailor their education to suit their chosen career path.

Majors

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Biology

Biology

Explore the wonders of life in Warner University’s Biology program. Gain a deep understanding of organisms and ecosystems, preparing you for diverse careers in research, healthcare, and conservation.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy

Prepare for a career in physical therapy through Warner University’s Pre-Physical Therapy program. Acquire foundational knowledge in anatomy, physiology, and rehabilitation to pursue further education and make a difference in improving lives through mobility and wellness.

Our Faculty

Dr. Beth Burch

Dr. Beth Burch

Professor of Biological Sciences

Dr. Burch grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania. She earned her MS and PhD in Botany at the University of Florida. She is married and has two grown sons. For fun, she likes to cook, read, watch Gator football, and research her family history. Her favorite scripture verse is Galatians 2:20.

Daniel Estabrooks

Daniel Estabrooks

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

Dr. Estabrooks has an an M.S. in Ecology from Middle Tennessee State University and spent three years in a Biology Education Ph.D. program at MTSU. He has produced several peer-reviewed publications in the field of herpetology – including research on the Streamside Salamander and Panther Chameleon. In addition, he’s served as a peer reviewer for the Creation Research Society Quarterly. 

Dr. Kelly Grogan

Dr. Kelly Grogan

Chair, Professor of Chemistry / Associate Dean of Policy and Curriculum

Dr. Grogan has a Ph. D from Clemson University in Environmental Engineering and Science, and focuses on the detection and transport of radioactive isotopes.

He is a proud father of two daughters and three sons and enjoys running, reading, movies, games, and intramurals. One of his favorite scripture verses is James 1:19.

Penelope Jahna

Penelope Jahna

Instructor of Mathematics

Ms. Jahna earned her Masters in Math Education from Western Governor’s University. After retiring from 31 years at Avon Park High she is thoroughly enjoying teaching math at the Warner University.

Her favorite moments include dinners with her family and anytime spent on the water. Micah 6:8

Dr. Robert Lamar

Dr. Robert Lamar

Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Liana Sanchez-Puig

Dr. Liana Sanchez-Puig

Professor of Biological Sciences

Originally from Cuba, Dr. Sanchez-Puig is passionate about teaching medical and biological sciences. She received her Medical degree from UACA in Costa Rica and later her Pediatrics specialty from USF.

She is family oriented, married and a proud mother. She is always available, and always looking for opportunities to help and reach out students

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

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About Warner University

Warner University is a distinctly Christian university that strives to make a Christian liberal arts education accesible to all. We are committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve. We are located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida, which is nearly the exact center of the Florida peninsula. We are just a short drive away from rapidly growing cities such as Lakeland and Winter Haven. At Warner we offer a variety of in-person and online degree plans. Choose Warner and answer God’s call, receiving an education that helps you pursue your dreams and grow closer to Christ.