Since Fall 2013, my first year at Oregon State University, I have taught a variety of undergraduate courses. Teaching has been such an integral part to my time in graduate school. I love interacting with my students and helping instill passion and excitement for each subject.
I have had the opportunity of teaching the following courses:
Introductory Biology Lab (BI211 and BI212)
Courses focused on the origins of life, plant and animal diversity, cell biology, organ systems, and plant and animal physiology
As a teaching assistant, I was responsible for running and assisting two 3 hour labs each week, designing quizzes and grading assignments.
Invertebrate Biology Lab (Z362)
Course focuses on exploring the diversity and evolutionary relationships among invertebrate phyla
As a teaching assistant, I am responsible for organizing lab each week as well as ordering supplies, organizing field trips, mentoring undergraduate teaching assistants, creating exams, grading assignments and exams, and teaching two labs each week
Instructor on file
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (BI241 and BI242)
Using human cadavers, this course focuses on an introduction to the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems
As a teaching assistant, I am responsible for organizing and running labs, designing in-class activities, creating exams, grading assignments, and teaching two labs each week
Instructor on file
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Lecture (BI233)
I was extremely fortunate to become a summer lecturer for the third term of Human Anatomy and Physiology.
This course focuses on the structures, functions, and regulatory mechanisms involved in the human cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, and digestive systems.
As course lecturer on file, I am responsible for presenting a two-hour lecture five times a week for three weeks. In addition, I create exams, hold office hours and grade assignments.
Human Anatomy Lab Winter 2016 - Teaching about the eye!
Invertebrate Biology Lab Spring 2016 - Intertidal Field Trip!
To improve my teaching and communication skills, I have taken advantage of the following professional development courses:
Making Your Science Matter (Z599) with Karen McLeod and Bob Mason
A science communication course using a variety of hands-on and practical activities to build skills to encourage engagement with a variety of audiences.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Training and Development (AHE507) with Jessica White
Training for graduate teaching assistants to build skills like creating introductory material, syllabi, a teaching statement, and other classroom materials.
BI211 Curriculum Development with Dr. Lori Kayes
Redesigned one lab for Oregon State University’s Biology 211 course.
Z362 Curriculum Development
Currently redesigning the 2017 lab manual for Oregon State University’s Invertebrate Biology 362 course.
BI241 Curriculum Development
Currently redesigning the 2016 Fall lab manual for Oregon State University's Human Anatomy and Physiology course.