Teaching 2020-09-23T20:44:11+00:00

Teaching

My goal as an educator is to help students gain proficiency in the subject and confidence in their knowledge while supporting the development of critical thinking and conceptual integration skills. I believe that effective teachers provide detailed understanding of the material by outlining current issues or controversies, including contemporary examples, and facilitating a hands-on way for the students to actively engage in the subject. Relating complex concepts taught in a course to current problems or questions piques a student’s interest and motivates learning. Most of my course involve field- or lab-based learning and community based learning. These beliefs are reflected in how I organize the courses I teach here at NC State in the Biological Sciences Department as the director of the Genetics & Genomics Scholars program in the GGI.

Current Courses

GGS Courses
GG Survey Course; Professional Development & Ethics in Genetics & Genomics

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GN 450/550
Conservation Genetics

GN 592
Landscape Genetics

GN 592
Genetics of Invasive Species

AEC 761
Conservation & Climate Science

GN 592
Rapid Evolution in a Changing Environment

Previous Courses Taught

  • Biology 360: Ecology – NC State University
  • Biology 181: Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity – NC State University
  • AEC 460: Field Ecology & Methods – NC State University
  • General Genetics – University of Central Oklahoma
  • General Biology for Biology Majors – University of Central Oklahoma
  • Evolution – University of California Santa Cruz
  • Population Genetics / Conservation Genetics – University of California Santa Cruz

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