Dr. Harold Grau, Associate Professor                             

Office: Forbes 2017               
Phone: 757.594.7946
Email: hgrau@cnu.edu


Human Anatomy & Physiology
Animal Physiology
Child Biology
Medical Terminology

Dr. Harold Grau

M.S., Ph.D. University of Oklahoma              
B.A., Towson State University
Dr. Harold Grau has been teaching college biology courses since 1985.  As a student he was initially interested in animal behavior, but he is CNU's current resident animal physiologist, as well as human anatomy and physiology instructor.  His current research interests involve cotton stainer insects from the Caribbean.
He and his wife Michelle (a CNU Spanish instructor) came to the Tidewater region in 1993 after having spent three years teaching on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Dr. Grau is a local soccer coach and referee with the Peninsula Soccer Officials Association.

Dr. Grau advises the Biology Honor Society (Beta Beta Beta).   He has been an officer for the Biology Section of the Virginia Academy of Science, and is a regular reviwer for The American Biology Teacher.

Dr. Grau's current research on St. Andrew's cotton stainer, Dysdercus andreae. Members of the insect genus Dysdercus (Pyrrhocoridae; Heteroptera) are known collectively as cotton stainers because many of the species have feeding habits that include transfer of fiber-staining microorganisms to the cotton bolls they feed on.  Read more arrow