My core teaching philosophy is centered on the idea that diversity of thought and experience are necessary components for a vibrant and robust learning environment.

Experience

Courses Taught

EVE 198; Biodiversity of Fishes II. University of California, Davis. Department of Evolution and Ecology. Fall, 2017. Description: Fundamentals of research on fishes, including literature reading/searches and development of hypotheses.

EVE 199; Research Credits. University of California, Davis. Department of Evolution and Ecology. Fall, 2017. Description: Research associated with EVE 198. Basics of the statistical program R, for analyzing morphological data on fishes.

PHY 119; Physics for Environmental Studies. Stony Brook University. Fall, 2009. Description: Undergraduate laboratory course.

BIO 204; Fundamentals of Scientific Inquiry. Stony Brook University. Fall, 2007. Description: Undergraduate laboratory course.

Research Mentoring:

Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP). American Museum of Natural History. Description: 9-month intensive research internship with two New York City high school students. Program culminates in a written research report and a symposium at the AMNH. Research title: Jaw Diversity in the deep-sea order of fishes, Stomiiformes (Actinopterygii: Teleostei). 2015-2016.

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). American Museum of Natural History. Summer research internship with undergraduate student from Columbia University.  Research title: Sexual dimorphism in skates of the genus Fenestraja. 2015.