My teaching experience includes everything from teaching
kids about animals in a zoo day camp program to educating senior citizens
who had volunteered to give museum tours. At the college level I have designed
and taught nine different topic courses. As is the case for most professors,
I enjoy teaching biology in several complementary ways. The general
public often assumes that the scholarly teaching commitment occurs only
in the classroom, but the biologist teaches in the laboratory, the field
and in the community as well. We also attend scientific meetings
and teach (and learn from) our colleagues. To
enrich my teaching I have attended teacher training programs, including
a National Science Foundation workshop on the subject of fostering critical
thinking in college science courses.
See the old course syllabus for BISC102 for tips on how to learn introductory biology more effectively.
COURSE SYLLABUS (Fall 2000) GRADUATE STUDENTS
Teaching Air Force cadets how to measure and mark a wild turkey.