Teaching

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

I have had the opportunity to teach advanced workshops as a university course instructor, give guest lectures on topics in my area of expertise, and work with students individually as an advisor, as well as in classroom settings as a teaching assistant.

TEACHING STATEMENT

Over the years, I have found that four principles guide my teaching practice as an instructor in formal classroom settings and mentor for student learning. They are:

  1. Problem Based Learning
  2. Balancing Technical Mastery and Conceptual Maturity
  3. Teaching with Technology
  4. Creating a Lab Learning Environment

COURSES, TOPICS & SUBJECT AREAS

Courses, subjects and topics I have taught include: ecology, community ecology, population ecology, mathematical methods in population biology, theoretical ecology, technical workshops (e.g. mathematics, programming, modeling), food webs, humans in the natural world, biology, wildlife conservation and management, and introduction to biodiversity. My teaching interests continue to develop as my research program expands.