I am interested in how we can better train undergraduate biology students in the skills they will need for post-college jobs, education, and life. In my current project, I am developing tools to help instructors and administrators improve skills training.
Using surveys and interviews to develop and nationally validate a set of measurable learning outcomes for the Vision and Change core competencies.
Building and piloting a programmatic survey to map competency teaching across 2 and 4-year curricula.
Graduate work in molecular biology and genetics. Postdoctoral work in biology education. My long term goal is to improve skills training for biology students through my teaching and research. I am currently leading a project to collaboratively develop and nationally validate a set of measurable learning outcomes for essential biology skills. When I'm not doing research, I also enjoy teaching introductory and advanced courses in molecular biology.