Work History


Dr. Dean A. Strand is a science teacher at Maize High, but he also conducts biological research on the effects of various insecticides on plants.  His work has been instrumental in getting nicotine approved by the FDA as an ingredient in most common insecticides.  Read more about nicotine and about nicotine poisoning here.

Dr. Strand also conducts this classroom activity at with his students each semester in an effort to educate them about the dangerous effects of nicotine.


Science Teacher / Biologist