Zoology Researcher, Author Models Teaching Methods After Oswego Professor

Steve Sheffield ’78 (right) and Dr. Ma Ming, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pose at the 4,000 meter mark in the Tran Shen Mountain range outside of Urumgi Xinjiang Province, People’s Republic of China.

For Steve Sheffield ’78, SUNY Oswego was, at first, just another college—far enough away from his home in Syracuse. That is, of course, until Sheffield met Al Lackey, then a zoology professor at SUNY Oswego, who jump-started Sheffield’s passion for zoology. Not knowing what career path to pursue, and two years into sampling courses, Sheffield