My focus is teaching, and I am currently an instructor for Principles of Biology I (BIOL 1107). I advocate for active learning in the classroom and support biology education research.
My research is in biology education, where the goal is to collect and analyze data for the purpose of improving student learning. My interests include student use of procedural knowledge, student understanding of phylogenetic trees, and the effects of peer learning assistants in classrooms.
PhD: Zoology and STEM Education, North Dakota State University (2017)
MS: Biology, North Dakota State University (2013)
BS: Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (2003)
Center for Teaching and Learning Fellowship for Innovative Teaching 2019
University of Georgia (Funding: $2,000)
Center for Teaching and Learning Fellowship for Innovative Teaching 2018
University of Georgia (Funding: $2,500)
Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Student Teaching Award 2015
North Dakota State University
STEM Education Program Research Fellowship for Graduate Students 2013–2015
North Dakota State University (Funding: $36,000)