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Courses at Spelman College
BIO 365: Animal Behavior (Course Instructor)-Spring 2015
- This course introduces students to the field of animal behavior. Case studies are used to learn how the evolution and ecology of animal behavior is studied, while the state of current knowledge of important topics in animal behavior including sexual selection, cooperation, and parental care is presented. By focusing on how scientists study animal behavior students continue developing the ability to think as a scientist. 20 students.
Courses at Michigan State University
ISB208L: Integrative Studies in Biological Science (Laboratory Instructor)-Spring 2014
- Non-majors course that explores fundamental concepts in biology, particularly as they apply to a range of local- and global-scale contemporary issues. Activities include original investigations, data collection and analyses, creative problem-solving, and evaluation of information in the media. 81 students.
ZOL890 (Graduate): Evolutionary Biology for Non-Life Scientists (Co-Instructor)-Fall 2013
Graduate course co-taught at MSU and over teleconferencing software at the University of Idaho. Course is structured in three modules: 1. Genotype to Phenotype, 2. Mechanisms of Evolutionary Change: Change Within Populations, and 3. The Consequences of Evolutionary Change. Course contains several group projects as well as peer review and science writing for general audiences. 5 graduate students. *Won the 2014 AT&T-MSU Faculty – Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology, Best Technology-Enhanced Learning Innovation Award*
ZOL341 (Online): Fundamental Genetics (Graduate TA)-Summer 2013
Principles of heredity in animals, plants and microorganisms. Classical and molecular methods in the study of gene structure, transmission, expression and evolution. 210 students.
ISB202: Foundations of Science (Graduate Fellow)- Spring/Summer 2013
Massively-open online course (MOOC) open to the public for learning how to see, speak, act, and think like a scientist funded by a grant through the Gates Foundation. Covers Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Geology, Biology. Thousands of students. Watch a video about the course on Youtube! *Won the 2014 AT&T-MSU Faculty – Staff Award Competition in Instructional Technology, Best Online Course Award*
ZOL415: Ecological Aspects of Animal Behavior (Graduate TA and Discussion Section Leader)-Fall 2012
Advanced topics in the ecology and evolution of animal behavior, including foraging, predator-prey dynamics, mating, and parental care. Combined course of lecture and 2 literature-based, student-led discussion sections critically assessing primary literature research design and theoretical frameworks. 28 students.
CSE891 (Graduate): Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Evolution (Graduate TA)-Spring 2012
Interdisciplinary course between computer science, engineering, and natural sciences on research methods used in evolution. 20 graduate students.
BioSci162: Organisms and Populations (Graduate TA)-Fall 2011, Fall 2012
Covers the basic principles of genetics, evolution, and population dynamics critical to understanding organisms and populations. 131 students; 173 students.
BioSci172: Organismal Biology Laboratory (Laboratory Instructor)- Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012; Spring 2013 (Curriculum Development)
Genetics, fundamental statistics, and biological variation units, using both in natural and digital organisms. Designed a 5-week unit on Animal Behavior (Courtship and Aggression in Crickets) specific to my sections. 32 students; 48 students; 18 students.
Courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Introductory Genetics (School of Biology Student Assistant/Grading TA)- Fall 2009, Spring 2010
Fundamental Genetics course. Tutoring and grading of exams/quizzes for a course of approximately 40 students.
GT1000 Freshman Introductory Course: Biology Major Section, Team Leader (~TA)- Fall 2007, Fall 2009
Introductory course to the biology program at Georgia Tech. Classes are subdivided into groups of 10-15 first-year students.
German and ESOL Teaching Experience
American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages: German Teaching Certification- Fall 2009
C-Trains Cultural Connections (Munich, Germany): Crash Course English (TA)- Spring 2009
Preparing Adult students for English entrance exams to return for their Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees