Theresa Gerardo-Gettens
University of New Hampshire, B.S., M.S.; University of California, Ph.D.
Year joined SPS

Avid sports fan and participant, love to travel, love to read good books – especially anything recommended by Toni Callahan

Theresa Gerardo-Gettens, or “Dr. G” as she is known by many, arrived at St. Paul’s in 1990. She teaches courses in human physiology, molecular biology, and general biology and has coached several sports at St. Paul’s, including varsity field hockey, basketball, and softball. For the 2008-09 academic year, she served as acting vice rector for faculty. Dr. Gerardo-Gettens holds the Farnsworth Chair in Science.

The daughter of a career military officer and college professor, Dr. Gerardo-Gettens grew up on military bases and college campuses around the United States. She received her bachelor of science and master of science degrees from the University of New Hampshire and earned a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of California. She also completed post-doctoral work in nutrition and exercise physiology.

A devoted and beloved house parent, Dr. Gerardo-Gettens “still love(s) living in the dorm with the kids.” She also enjoys talking about emerging bioethical issues and technologies with anyone, but especially SPS students. She is married with two children and enjoys traveling with her family and participating in “almost anything athletic.”