TEACHING

Philosophy

Because vertebrate animals are particularly interesting to both students and the general public, teaching is an essential component of a vertebrate biologist's skill-set. I tailor my classes to my students to ensure that they get the most out of the class adopting a student-centered learning environment. I firmly believe in evaluating introductory students regularly to make sure that they do not fall behind. However, in upper level courses I use inquiry-based learning making the students responsible for their success and learning through semester-long research projects or giving frequent talks.

 

As a professor in a veterinary school teaching anatomy, I make use of multiple resources to engage with students that may have different learning styles, including virtual anatomical atlases and cadaveric dissection, in addition to traditional lectures. 

  

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Courses Taught

Assistant Professor, Cornell University

  • The Animal Body, Foundation Course I (2022–Present) 

 

Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine

  • Allied Health Gross Anatomy (2020–2022) *Course Director

  • Medical Gross Anatomy (2019-2021)

  • Introduction to Biostatistics (2020)

  • Research and Science Communication in Biology, Grad-level Seminar (2020-2022)

  • Dental Gross Anatomy (2020-2021)

  • Nursing Gross Anatomy (2019)

Adjunct Professor, Elms College, Department of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology

  • BIO 124: General Biology II (2017)

University of Massachusetts- Amherst, Department of Biology

  • BIOL793G: Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics (2016)

University of Pennsylvania

  • GEOL615: Evolutionary History of the Mammalia (2015)

  • GEOL615: Special Topics in Paleontology: Morphometrics (2014)