Group of people

To promote the growth and development of plant biology, to encourage and publish research in plant biology, and to promote the interests and growth of plant scientists in general.


I have a novel position for a large research university, that of an introductory Biology teaching specialist. I have a tenure-track appointment in a biological science department but rather than conducting biological research, I focus on developing innovative teaching materials for college students. My major objective in preparing and assessing…

My main research interests focus on how to promote active learning and critical thinking in large introductory biology classes, and on the evolution of light signals in North American fireflies.