2020 Faculty Election
Running for: Educational Policy Committee
- Research Associate Professor
- Biology, Arts and Sciences
- Appointed: 2002
- PhD, Cornell University, 1999
- Candidate Website
I am currently finishing my second term on Faculty Council having started my first term in 2014. I am also currently the Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions for the Biology Department (since 2018).
I think that my range of research and teaching experiences qualifies me to serve on this committee and I would be happy to serve if elected. I currently teach in a large undergraduate course, a smaller course-based undergraduate research course (CURE), and graduate seminar courses. I was a fellow for an AAU initiative which aimed to help transform large STEM courses by introducing more structure and active learning, and am now part of a faculty learning community to work on effective CURE design and implementation. I believe that faculty should move to implement new course and teaching techniques where appropriate and helpful, while striving to retain features that are working well currently. I would bring a similar philosophy to other aspects of educational policy.