Office: Schuyler 110D
Western Illinois University, Biology, M.S.
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Biology (minor in Chemistry and Philosophy), B.S.
Student success is of utmost importance to me, and I thoroughly enjoy working with students and seeing them succeed. I will make extra time for all of my students and do everything I can to help my students succeed, though it is important to remember that success is earned, not given. In each of my courses, I emphasize critical thinking and practical applications of the material, so that students can draw connections between concepts, across disciplines, and in the real world. My laboratory exercises stress the importance of skill development, building upon previous material, the proper use of the scientific method, and field work. I am a strong believer in the importance of science literacy and the need to combat pseudoscience, as well as the critical role science plays in our everyday lives.
General Biology I and II, Ecology, Evolution, Microbiology, Current Issues in the Life Sciences, History of Biological Ideas
- “Acoustic Communication in Birds”, April 2018
- “The Lasting Legacy of Charles Darwin”, March 2016
- “Science, Religion, and Culture", Book Review, November 2015
- "Irreducible Complexity: No Challenge to Evolution", February 2008
- "Exploring Graveyards: An Analysis of Cemeteries", April 2005
- "The Ecological Importance of Animal Communication", May 2002
Ecological Society of America, Empire State Association of Two-Year College Biologists (Treasurer and Board Member), National Association of Biology Teachers, Friends of the Chemung River Watershed (Board Member), Society for the Study of Evolution, Spencer Crest Nature and Research Center (Former President)
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2020
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
SUNY CCC Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006