Academic Affairs
Biology, Health and Wellness

Biology - The Science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It includes botany and zoology and all their subdivisions.

Health - The overall condition of an organism at a given time...A condition of optimal well-being.

Wellness - The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits.

(All definitions obtained from the American Heritage Dictionary 4th Ed.)

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alejandro viera

Dr. Alejandro Viera , Department Chairperson

Ph.D. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
MS Seton Hall University - New Jersey
BS Spring Hill College - Alabama

Dr. Viera received his BS degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama an MS degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark from the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Injury Sciences.

He served as Director of Cell Biology Lab for Alfacell Corporation in Bloomfield, NJ from January 1988 until July 2005. In addition he served as faculty and as Chair for the Science Department at Passaic County Community College in Paterson , NJ from Jan 1993 until July 2005.

Dr. Viera has been with the Miami Dade College family since 2005.


"The Biology, Health and Wellness Department is dedicated to assisting students achieve their career successes in the Biological Sciences and Health Education fields. The Biological Sciences and Health Education fields offer a variety of opportunities for students to pursue careers in research, medicine, health and wellness and in the landscaping field. The faculty and staff would welcome the opportunity to meet with any interested students that would like to find out more information about this exciting field of study at MDC Kendall Campus."


Alejandro Viera, Ph.D.

Location: Room 3267 Phone:
(305) 237-0652
(305) 237-0891
Courses Taught: Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology

The faculty and staff in the Academic Affairs Division of the Kendall Campus are deeply committed to excellence in the classroom and in labs that support student learning. Kendall Campus faculty members are known for their creativity and innovative approaches to teaching and learning that ensure student success.

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