Philosophy of teaching: I aim to engage non-science-major students in a discussion of the relevance and application of biology to their lives. I am to engage science major students in critical discussion of biological principles and to train them for further study in biology. I believe that the judicious use of technology in the classroom and laboratory can help achieve these goals.
Special areas of expertise or research interests: My research focuses on innovative ways to use texts and technology to improve the teaching and learning in the science classroom, particularly among non-science-major students.
Teaching background: Since arriving at NEC in 2002, I have taught non-majors introductory biology (Biology and Society), General Biology I/II, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Careers in Science. Most of these courses involve both a lecture and laboratory component.
- Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Harvard University,1996)
- M.A. in Biology (Wesleyan University, 1989)
- B.A. in Biology and Math: Computer Science, 1989