Teaching and science outreach have never been more important. Our scientific knowledge is greater today than it has ever been, yet mistrust of scientists and lack of scientific understanding are pervasive in society. I believe that as scientists, it is in our best interest (and the best interest of society as a whole) to convey our results to a large audience in creative ways.
In addition to traditional teaching in the classroom, I am involved in a variety of teaching and outreach programs.
Factors influencing student engagement in lab activities (with John Basey, University of Colorado [CU])
Implementation of Peer-to-Peer Learning in large lecture courses (with Andy Martin, Sarah Wise, Anne-Marie Hoskinson, CU)
Teaching Controversial Topics (organize an annual workshop for high school teachers)
Science education for kids
Research presentations for visiting students (Goldrick Elementary School, CO; Thomas Jefferson High School, VA; Sherwood High School, MD)
Non-invasive DNA activities (Autumn Conservation Festival, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute; Youth Football Camp & Stem Expo, Tampa FL)
Mammalogy (with lab; University of South Florida)
Human-mediated evolution (Adult Education Program, Smithsonian National Zoo) Teaching Assistantships
Evolutionary Biology (college level lab and recitation instructor, CU)
Genetics: Molecules to populations (college level recitation instructor, CU)
General Biology I and II (college level lab instructor, CU)
Ecology (college level lab instructor, CU)
General Science (4th grade science fellow, Ryan Elementary School, Lafayette CO)
Life Science (7th and 8th grade science fellow, Louisville Middle School, Louisville CO)