TEACHING

It gives me tremendous satisfaction and joy that I can transmit my ideas in the classroom, and in doing so impart knowledge to students. I have spent the majority of my time and effort for the past 9 years creating biology courses (Genetics, Genomics, Ecology & Biotechnology) and developing my teaching skills in order to become an efficient, accessible, demanding, useful and caring teacher. Teaching at Roosevelt University requires many innovative strategies in the classroom because of our diverse student body. My approach to teaching takes into consideration one fundamental assertion: both teaching and learning are intertwined activities. I believe that enthusiastic and dynamic lecturing not only captures the attention but also the imagination of students.

My primary teaching duties at Roosevelt consist of lecture, laboratory and discussion sections of the following courses.

GRADUATE COURSES:

Biol      451                  GeneralGenetics(Syllabus)
Biol      463                  Bioinformatics: Genome Analysis (Syllabus)
Biol      480                  Applications of Biotechnology (Syllabus)
Biol      492                  Graduate Research

UNDER GRADUATE COURSES:

Biol      112                    Environmental Biology

Biol      150                  Science as way of knowing (Syllabus)
Biol      202                  Ecology, Evolution and Genetics (Syllabus)
Biol      315                  Ecology (Syllabus)
Biol      351                  General Genetics (Syllabus)
Biol      395                  Independent study/Research