I completed my B.S. in Biology at the University of Notre Dame, my M.A.T. at the University of Portland as a part of the Alliance for Catholic Education, and my Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining EEB in 2009, I was an assistant professor of science education at Hunter College of the City University of New York.
In biology, I am using my biomechanical tools to help understand the migrations of lamprey. Specifically, I have recently looked at Pacific lamprey making their way up manmade ramps. I generally enjoy considering the interaction between the physics of the environment and animals.
In science education, I am looking at factors that influence the inclusion of topics and activities in classroom, specifically looking at teacher/instructor decision making. Most recently, this has focused on ocean and Great Lakes education.
Teaching BIO 106 (Quantitative Reasoning in the Biological Sciences, for the MSTEM academies)
Teaching BIO 108 (Introduction to Animal Diversity for non-majors)
Teaching BIO 256 (Animals Functioning in Environments)
Coordinating BIO 171 (Intro to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and teaching the honors discussion sessions
GSI/UTA Training (EEB/MCDB 801)