Recently, I have become very interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and I have focused on the development of student creative thinking and the use of mindfulness in the classroom to help with learning. I like to use case studies and problem-solving sessions in the classroom and have authored several case studies (a couple have been co-authored with students).
In addition to teaching LSC 101: Critical & Creative Thinking in the Life Sciences and BIO 181: Introductory Biology I (Ecology, Evolution & Biodiversity), I also direct the Life Sciences First Year program (LSFY) where we welcome approximately 600+ new students a year. It’s wonderful to play a part in the students’ first year at NC State and we work hard to help these freshmen in all sorts of ways.
PhD Zoology, NC State University
MS Ecology, NC State University
BS Zoology, Michigan State University