Teaching

My teaching approach is to facilitate active, student-centered learning that promotes engagement, intellectual inquiry and inclusion. In each course I teach, I aim to:

  1. Provide students with fundamental content to achieve basic scientific literacy
  2. Encourage students to think critically about the process of science, and become active, independent problem solvers
  3. Give students the tools and opportunities to develop effective written and oral communication skills to convey their scientific knowledge
  4. Guide students in their self-regulated learning through metacognition, strategic action, and motivation
  5. Inspire and instill students’ sense of curiosity about our natural world
  6. Provide students with an inclusive, safe and supportive environment for learning that encourages connection and collaboration, diverse perspectives, and student agency

Ultimately, my hope with these aims is to foster the foundations of lifelong learning and prepare students for a more equitable and just future beyond the classroom.

@ Benedictine University

Students enrolled in these courses may access course material through D2L.

  • LEARNING ASSISTANT PEDAGOGY SEMINAR (NTSC 2200)
  • BIOLOGY 1180: ECOLOGY OF A CHANGING PLANET
  • BIOLOGY 1197: PRINCIPLES OF ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
  • BIOLOGY 2205: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
  • BIOLOGY 4303: CONSERVATION BIOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY
  • BIOLOGY 4363: ECOLOGY
  • BIOLOGY 4364: ECOLOGY LAB
  • BIOLOGY 4393: GREAT IDEAS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
  • BIOLOGY 3389: RESEARCH
  • BIOLOGY 3258 & 3259: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LECTURE & LAB

@ Loyola University Chicago

  • BIOLOGY 265: ECOLOGY
  • BIOLOGY 111: GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB – BIODIVERSITY
  • BIOLOGY 112: GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB – BIODIVERSITY

@ Davidson College

  • BIOLOGY 112:¬†ORGANISMS, EVOLUTION, AND ECOSYSTEMS
  • GROUP INVESTIGATIONS: RESEARCH ON SOUTHEASTERN AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES

@ University of North Carolina Wilmington

  • BIOLOGY 240 & 241: HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LAB