Full-Time Biology Faculty
EPC, D Pod, (952) 995-1553 email@example.com
Education and Relevant Work History
- MS in Biology (Texas Woman's University)
- BS in Biology and Chemistry (Texas Woman's University)
Spent the last 10 years as a Molecular Biologist focused on human health--the genetics of pathogens (such as HIV, West Nile, HSV) and human genetic diseases (such as Factor V, MTHFR, Cystic Fibrosis). My most recent project was developing a test for oral pathogens that are linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
- General Biology I (*A Quality Matters Certified Course)
- Human Physiology
- Human Biology
Having grown up in various countries as a child I experienced various teachers, teaching methods and educational systems: Asian, French, British and American. So it’s no surprise that my teaching style has many flavors. One of my greatest priorities is to create a learning environment in which the students feel comfortable to approach me and safe to make mistakes.
Although I try to provide a consistent structure to my class, I do try to address the variety of learning styles of students by using a variety of delivery methods: Power Point presentations, videos, virtual reality technology, group discussions, hands-on investigation and activities. My course is designed to foster good study skills, to encourage students to keep up with the material and take responsibility for their own learning. I frequently call upon students to answer questions. I do this, not to intimidate or embarrass them, but as an exercise for them to gain the experience and confidence in formulating their thoughts and clearly communicating ideas openly.
I also emphasize continued education and current issues. Science affects all of us in many aspects of our lives, from our personal health to the world around us. Having worked as a molecular biologist I am fascinated by the new discoveries and technologies in science. It is important to keep up with the new changes and not become obsolete in order to ensure a secure future.
- Key Awards
- Kudos Awards
- Favorite Teacher Award
- volunteering at local food shelf and in youth camps during the summer
Last updated by dhallberg : 2014-09-12 19:38:03