After working with the Smithsonian /
Peace Corps Environmental Program at the University of Ghana at Legon (West
Africa), and Washington, D.C. (1971-’72), Dr. Joy joined the Marshall faculty in the Autumn of 1972. He
has taught medical entomology and parasitology every year since 1972, and a
course in invertebrate zoology since 1980. He has also been involved in
teaching introductory biology for both science majors, and non-majors, with occasional
offerings in epidemiology, protozoology, and medical and veterinary acarology.
Dr. Joy has published papers (many
with student co-authors) on a wide variety of invertebrate animals in more than
two dozen different scientific journals during his 45 year tenure at the
university. In addition, he served as a member of the editorial board for Comparative
Parasitology for 12 years, and has refereed manuscripts for a number of
journals; most notably the Journal of Parasitology, Comparative Parasitology,
the Journal of Medical Entomology, the Transactions of the American
Microscopical Society, the American Mosquito Control Association, and the West
Virginia Academy of Sciences. He brings this teaching and research experience
to the development of an extensive “digital museum” of invertebrate animals.
This lab investigates dipterans of all kinds from the Culicidae family to the Tabanidae family. Work currently involves research into the mouthparts and more specifically the sensilla within these mouthparts.