Teaching Philosophy

The faculty and teaching professionals of Biological Sciences are committed to providing real-world solutions to challenges in science education today. Through collaboration with science educators around the world, we advance educational practices and promote a greater understanding of science. We use a comprehensive set of learning pedagogies to create quality courses, interdisciplinary opportunities, and student research experiences.

Our faculty focus on:

  • Developing unique and cutting-edge courses
  • Evaluating and improving teaching methods using data-driven research
  • Bridging the gap between science and society through communication and outreach
  • Engaging students and the public in authentic scientific research experiences
  • Understanding misconceptions of scientific information
  • Using technology to improve access to educational resources
  • Mentoring students with future professorial goals

Faculty with specific interests in this area are listed below.

Betty Black

Professor

919-515-2309

Jenny Campbell

Teaching Assoc Professor

919-513-7570

Miles Engell

Teaching Associate Professor

919-513-7998

Patricia Estes

Research Associate Professor

919-513-2718

Miriam Ferzli

Teaching Associate Professor

919-513-8300

Jason Flores

Teaching Associate Professor

919-515-0474

Betty Gardner

Teaching Professor

919-515-5776

Terry Gates

Lecturer

919-513-0398

Carlos Goller

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-513-4135

Claire Gordy

Teaching Assistant Professor

Christopher Halweg

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-515-0328

Mary Hawkins

Research/Teaching Assistant Professor

919-515-5174

Whitney Jones

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-515-0327

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Marta Klesath

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-513-3062

Jennifer Landin

Teaching Associate Professor

919-513-0241

Alice Lee

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-513-3432

Joy Little

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-515-5753

Vicki Martin

Professor of Biological Sciences

919-515-3745

Marianne Niedzlek-Feaver

Associate Professor

919-515-9051

Lisa Parks

Teaching Associate Professor

919-515-3494

Tim Petty

Associate Vice Provost, Online and Distance Education

919-515-2393

Amy Potter

Lecturer

Melissa Ramirez

Teaching Assistant Professor

Michael Taveirne

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-515-9774