Pedagogy & Training

I strive to use evidence-based practices while teaching, and am actively participating in professional development opportunities to enhance my skills and develop new materials. In particular, I am interested in ways to best teach quantitative aspects of biology and reduce math anxiety. A few of these activities are described below.

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Biology and Mathematics Educators Institute: Undergraduate Research Experiences

In addition to workshops, keynotes, and poster sessions on Undergraduate Research Experiences, I teamed up with other educators to develop classroom research activities that integrate data and social justice.

BIOMAAP Faculty Mentoring Network

As part of this faculty mentoring network, I modified and implemented activities in my Parasitology course to reduce math anxiety as we covered epidemiology models and statistics.

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QUBES/BIOQUEST Summer Workshop: Evolution of Data in the Classroom

I assisted with this workshop as part of my postdoc with QUBES, and completed workshops on using large databases in the classroom (e.g. NEON) and Universal Design for Learning. I also worked with other educators to design lessons for using and cleaning large natural history databases. We will be presenting this work at NABT 2021 in Atlanta.

Examples of Other Pedagogical Training

  • eCOTS – Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics – Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education
  • Inclusive Teaching Webinar Series (BuiLDS – Biological, Universal, and Inclusive Learning in Data Science Community)
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
  • Graduate Seminar in Pedagogy (University of Georgia)
  • Biology Lab Instructional Methodology (University of Florida)