Teaching Experience

I earned a BS in Biology and MA in Education, endorsed in Secondary Education and Unified Science, from Truman State University. While earning my MAE, I taught high school biology, physical science, and life science courses as the primary instructor across multiple semesters.

I have taught multiple courses at the collegiate level, and my instruction emphasizes in-class discussions, activities, and case studies.  I employ many strategies to informally assess students’ understanding of content and challenge their depth of knowledge. I enjoy interacting with students beyond a traditional lecture setting and endeavor to connect students to current events and real-life applications. Finally, my courses provide students with experiential opportunities, including trips, interactions with local experts and outdoor excursions to better appreciate the course material.

I have the knowledge and experience to confidently instruct courses in the following topics: Introductory Biology, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Conservation Biology, Tree Identification/Dendrology, Evolution, Human Anatomy, Biogeography, Population Biology, and Local Flora. I am also a flexible and adaptable instructor, readily able to master and instruct additional courses as needed by my department.

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A guest seminar on invasive species.                 Stream cleanup in Environmental Biology.

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