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Professor, Biology | Coordinator, Biology and Chemical Hygiene
M.S., Microbiology, Seton Hall University
B.S., Biology, New Jersey City University
Classes: General Biology; Human Biology; Practical Nutrition; Principles of Biology I; Principles of Biology II; Anatomy and Physiology I; Anatomy and Physiology II; Histology; Genetics; Introduction to Computers and Computing; College Survival Skills.
Dr. Matari came to HCCC in 2001 as a Lab Technician, and became a tenured faculty member in 2009. He has been serving as Chemical Hygiene Coordinator since 2001, and as Biology Coordinator since 2010. He was the first STEM professor to teach online and hybrid courses at the College. Dr. Matari has conducted the cyclical review of Biology as well as revisions to courses and curricula, and developed courses such as Histology and Genetics. He has served on numerous HCCC committees, promoted the HCCC Biology program during Open Houses, and was a volunteer judge at the Hudson County Community Science Fair for high school students.
Dr. Matari is a member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, National Library of Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, The American Society for Cell Biology, Human Anatomy & Physiology Society, and MID LINX. His numerous publications include topics such as student performance, satisfaction and retention in a hybrid and traditional science course.
He was recognized with the Johnston Communications Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2017.