Recent courses taught:
Communicating Science (STO 601)
This highly interactive course allows students to gain hands-on experience with teaching and communicating science to public audiences. Over the course of the semester, students will lead programs in K-12 school settings, develop a presentation and present their own science to peers. Students will also explore pedagogical theory, and learn how to use active and inquiry-based teaching strategies.
Instructional Design (STO 603)
This graduate seminar course will address important components of course planning and instructional design that reflect best practices in science teaching. This course focuses on the overall design of courses, the integration of the various components of a course, the development of learning goals, teaching activities, assessment procedures, and syllabus construction. The course format will consist of reading and discussion, as well as peer review and feedback on assignments brought to class.
Principles of Ecology (BIOL 271)
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the basic principles and emergent conceptual trends in physiological, population, and ecosystem ecology. This course serves as a foundation course for upper level courses in evolution, ecology, and wildlife biology.