MS – Biology 1997
BS – Cellular and Molecular Biology 1992
My interest lies in curriculum development and teaching. I teach Life Science I, Life Science II and Introduction to Environmental Science. Both Life Science courses are designed with the non-major in mind. My Life Science courses meet on campus three times a week during the Fall and Spring semesters. Introduction to Environmental Science is offered in the summers as a fully online course.
My hope is that every student that leaves my course is able to recognize and apply the concepts that we have discussed throughout the semester to their everyday lives. I hope to encourage students to openly discuss and learn about science in a way that sparks larger scale conversations about the world we live in.
All of my courses take full advantage of the learning platforms that are delivered through USA and the textbook publishers. The learning platforms have been specifically designed to enhance the discussions that we will have in class. I am available via email and I typically respond to emails within 24 hours during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.
Life Science I (BLY 101)
Life Science I examines the basic principles of biological phenomena. Cell structure, cell function, and cell division will be examined. Additional topics covered will include heredity and evolution. At the end of the semester, morphology of protists, bacteria, and viruses will be examined.
Life Science II (BLY 102)
This course is a continuation of Life Science I. Students begin the semester by studying the classification scheme of animals. Next, students examine anatomical and physiological features of plants and animals. Additional topics covered will include ecosystem functioning and habitat modification.
Introduction to Environmental Science (BLY 205)
Environmental science is a course designed to educate students about how ecosystems work, how environmental modifications affect ecosystems and organisms, and how organisms affect their environment. Course discussions will focus on pollution, habitat modification, and many other environmental changes.