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Teresa DeGolier

Job Title

  • Professor of Biological Sciences
    Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • Calvin College - B.A., 1980
  • Florida Atlantic University - M.S., 1990
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D., 1994

Research interests

DeGolier’s research interests include smooth muscle physiology and pharmacology in vitro, peptide regulation of gastrointestinal, uterine, and vascular smooth muscle motility, and the use of herbs in alternative medicine.

Courses Taught

  • BIO216/217 Human Physiology
  • GES328 Nutrition: The Total Diet
  • BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology
  • BIO399 Introduction to Research
  • BIO376/377 Animal Physiology


DeGolier, Teresa, Jeff Port, and Shawn Schottler. 2015. Small mammal habitat preferences in a patchwork of adjacent reconstructed grasslands subject to semiannual burns. Ecological Restoration 33(4):388-394.

DeGolier, T.F., D. R. Brown, G. E. Duke, M. M. Palmer, J. R. Swenson, and R. E. Carraway. 2013. Neurotensin and cholecystokinin contract gallbladder circular muscle in chickens. Poultry Science 92:2156-2162.

DeGolier, T. and R. Carraway. 2013. Release of Avian Neurotensin in Response to Intraluminal Contents in the Duodenum of Chickens, Poultry Science 92:418-423.

Patten, J. and DeGolier, T. 2010. Modeling leptin receptor insensitivity by comparing how leptin or leptin receptor mutations in mice affect body weight, basal metabolism, body temperature and feeding behaviors. BIOS 81(3):76-83.

DeGolier, T. 2010. Using critical thinking skills to substantiate or challenge controversial claims endorsing a myriad of weight loss products. The American Biology Teacher 72(9): 545-550. Nov/Dec).

Gibbs, S. and T. DeGolier. 2008. Neurotensin and cholecystokinin depress motility in isolated Lumbricus terristris crop-gizzard preparations. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 151:682-686.

Schottler, S, J. Port, and T. DeGolier. 2008. Influence of floristic diversity on songbird nesting preferences in a suite of adjacent reconstructed grasslands (Wisconsin). Ecological Restoration 26: 195-198.

Schottler, S, J. Port, and T. DeGolier. 2008. An effective method for quickly surveying pheasant nesting site preferences. Ecological Restoration 26: 198-200.

Berger, J. and T. DeGolier. 2008. Pharmacological effects of the aqueous extract of Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh) on isolated Mus musculus uteri. BIOS 79(3)103-114.

DeGolier, T. F. 2002. Using a guided – inquiry approach for investigating metabolic rate in mice. American Biology Teacher 64(6):470-475.

Gui, X., T.F. DeGolier, G.E. Duke, and R.E. Carraway. 2000. Neurotensin elevates hepatic bile acid secretion in chickens by a mechanism requiring an intact enterohepatic circulation. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol. Part C. 127: 61-70.

DeGolier, T.F., S.A. Mahoney, and G.E. Duke. 1999. Relationships of avian cecal lengths to taxonomy, food habits, and intestinal lengths. Condor 101: 622-634.

DeGolier, T.F., A.R. Place, G.E. Duke, and R.E. Carraway. 1999. Neurotensin modulates the composition of pancreatic exocrine secretions in chickens. Journal of Experimental Zoology. 283(4/5):463-468.

DeGolier, T.F., J. N. Nordell, M. H. Pust and G.E. Duke. 1999. “Effect of galanin on isolated strips of smooth muscle from the gastrointestinal tract of chickens.” Journal of Experimental Zoology. 283(4/5):455-462.

DeGolier, T.F., R.E. Carraway, and G.E. Duke. 1997. Neurotensin decreases pepsin output and gastrointestinal motility in chickens. Poultry Science 76: 1435-1439.