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 IV. University of California, Davis. Department of Evolution and Ecology. Spring, 2018. Description: Course 3 of 3 in series introducing students to research in fish biology. Visualizing results and making scientific presentations. The course series culminates in students presenting their research at the UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference.

EVE 198; Biodiversity of Fishes III. University of California, Davis. Department of Evolution and Ecology. Winter, 2018. Description: Course 2 of 3 in series introducing students to research in fish biology. Developing novel research projects in fish biology, data analysis in R, and interpreting results.

EVE 198; Biodiversity of Fishes II. University of California, Davis. Department of Evolution and Ecology. Fall, 2017. Description: Course 1 of 3 in series introducing students to research in fish biology. Basics of scientific research, 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.