Professor Bruce E. Fleury, Ph.D.

Professor Bruce E. Fleury
  • Tulane University
  • Tulane University
What made this course special for me was how much I learned in the process of teaching it. You're never too old to learn.

Dr. Bruce E. Fleury is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. He earned a B.A. from the University of Rochester in Psychology and General Science, and an M.A. in Library, Media, and Information Studies from the University of South Florida. His career as a college reference librarian led him to Tulane University, where he became head of the university library's Science and Engineering Division. He went on to earn an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biology, both from Tulane. Professor Fleury is the author of numerous articles and newspaper columns, both popular and professional, and a reference book on dinosaurs. He teaches between 600 and 700 students a year, and his courses include ornithology, introductory general biology and environmental biology, the history of life, and evolution in human health and disease. His teaching awards include two awards for outstanding teaching from the Tulane chapter of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society and a Mortar Board 'Last Lecture' Award, in which favorite professors are invited to give a lecture as if it were their last. Recently, Professor Fleury served as an advisor for Warner Brothers' space epic Green Lantern, working on several classroom and laboratory scenes, and serving as a 'consulting xenobiologist' on alien life.

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"You'll be amazed, you'll be enthralled, even a little scared at times.  Professor Fleury has an easy-going lecturing style, and will I hope, offer us more Great Courses in the not-too-distant future."

9 Courses and Sets

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9 Courses and Sets

  1. The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    Bruce E. Fleury
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Accompanied by exceptionally rich visuals, from vivid color images and diagrams to video clips of bird behavior, animations, and moving graphics, The Scientific Wonder of Birds unfolds as a thrilling and many-sided panorama of avian life. Ultimately, this course offers you remarkable insight into some of the most beautiful and extraordinary of living creatures.
  2. Mysteries of the Microscopic World

    Mysteries of the Microscopic World

    Bruce E. Fleury
    4.5 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $214.95 Starting at $214.95 $254.95 $214.95$254.95
    Travel to the microscopic world and encounter the trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other organisms known as microbes in the 24 lectures of Mysteries of the Microscopic World. In undertaking this journey, guided by award-winning Professor Bruce E. Fleury, you'll learn the powerful role these microbes play in your life, from the bacteria in your stomach that helps you digest, to the pathogens responsible for...
  3. (Set)  Mysteries of the Microscopic World & Biology: The Scien Set

    (Set) Mysteries of the Microscopic World & Biology: The Scien

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $814.90 Starting at $814.90 $954.90 $814.90$954.90
  4. (Set)  Forensic Science & Mysteries of the Microscopic World Set

    (Set) Forensic Science & Mysteries of the Microscopic World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  5. (Set)  Mysteries of the Microscopic World & Lifelong Health Set

    (Set) Mysteries of the Microscopic World & Lifelong Health

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  6. (Set) Mysteries of the Microscopic World & The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal  Set

    (Set) Mysteries of the Microscopic World & The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Investigate the intricate details of microbes and their effects on your personal health with this fascinating two-course set. In Mysteries of the Microscopic World, learn everything you wanted to know about bacteria, fungi, and other organisms. Then, explore the remarkable ways your cells and organs protect you from the dangers of microbes and other threats in The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal.
  7. (Set)  Mysteries of the Microscopic World & Understanding the Set

    (Set) Mysteries of the Microscopic World & Understanding the

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $654.90 Starting at $654.90 $774.90 $654.90$774.90
  8. (Set) An Introduction to Infectious Diseases & Mysteries of the Microscopic World Set

    (Set) An Introduction to Infectious Diseases & Mysteries of the Microscopic World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Dive into the microscope to discover an amazing world of organisms. First, arm yourself with scientific facts about bacterial infections, viruses, vaccines, and more in an engaging introduction to infectious disease. Then, encounter trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other organisms; and learn the powerful role these microbes play in your life.
  9. (Set) Plant Science & Mysteries of the Microscopic World Set

    (Set) Plant Science & Mysteries of the Microscopic World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Get introduced to the worlds of astonishing complexity all around you with this two-course set. Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany opens your eyes to the fascinating and ever-surprising world of plants, while Mysteries of the Microscopic World is your illustrated guided tour through a realm that is as teeming with exotic life as any rainforest—and is just as exciting.