Teaching


Courses Taught
2014                           Foundations in Biology II (Lecture -- 2 sections), LIU-Post 
2013                           Marine Ecology (graduate level), BIO 609 (Lecture), LIU-Post 
2013                           Foundations in Biology II (Lecture & Lab), LIU-Post 
2012, 2013, 2014     General Biology II, BIO 104 (Lab), LIU-Post 
2011, 2012, 2013     Ecology, BIO 109 (Lecture & Lab), LIU-Post 
2011, 2012, 2013     Foundations in Biology I (Lab), LIU-Post 
2011                           Belize I: Forest & Marine Ecology (Field Course), Miami University (Miami, OH) 
2010-2011                 Issues in Biodiversity, Miami University 
2010-2011                 Issues in Evolution, Miami University 
2009                           Ecology and Evolution (Lecture), Goucher College (Towson, MD) 
2005                           Writing Consultation Across the Curriculum, University of New Hampshire (Durham) 


Mentoring Experience 

As Graduate Advisor

   1) Leidy Leon, a Biology master’s student, who began her graduate work in Spring 2012 and plans to complete her degree in Spring 2014.

2) Michael Roy, a Biology master’s student, who began his graduate work in Fall 2013.

3) Martha Sanderson, a Biology master’s student, who began her graduate work in Spring 2014.


As Undergraduate Mentor:

1) Rabeel Ahmad, Undergraduate Research, LIU-Post, 2014-present

2) Meyglys Mateo, Undergraduate Research, LIU-Post, 2013-present

3) Kelly Bartley, Undergraduate Research, LIU-Post, 2013-present

4) Zachary Holmes (UGA student), Summer Undergraduate Intern, Biology, LIU-Post, Summer 2013

5) Javier Ticona, Undergraduate Research, LIU-Post, 2012-present 

6) Kelley Kroft, Undergraduate Research, LIU-Post, 2012-present

7) Cristian Dimitrescu, Undergraduate Research, Biology, LIU-Post, 2012      

8) Melanie Bram, Undergraduate Honors student and Summer Intern, Biology, LIU-Post, 2011-2012      

9) Anne Phillip, Intern, Marine Invasions Lab, SERC, 2011

10) Linsey Haram, Intern, Marine Invasions Lab, SERC, 2010

11) Kristin Maglies, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Intern, SERC, 2010

12) Jessica Dawson, Visiting Student, University of Cape Town, NSF Research Coordination Network, 2010

13) Caitlin Hamer, Intern, Marine Invasions Lab, SERC, 2008-2009

14) Carolyn Keogh, REU Intern, Shoals Marine Laboratory (Appledore Island, ME), 2007

 

As High School Mentor: 

1) Jaclyn Onufrey, High School student, Wantagh High School (Wantagh, NY), 2013-present. *Jaclyn was a semifinalist for the National Intel Talent Search Program for Science & Engineering for the 2013-2014 competition based on her research in my lab (see https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts-2014-semifinalists).

2) Isabella Kernin, High School student, Herricks High School (Searingtown, NY), 2013-present.

 

Undergraduate and Graduate Thesis Committees and Reader:

1) Hui Yang, Biology master’s thesis reader, LIU-Post, 2014-present.

2) Krystin Phelan, Biology master’s thesis committee, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 2013-present.

3) Stephanie Minero, Forensic Sciences master’s thesis committee, LIU-Post, 2013-present.

4) Mica McCarty-Glenn, Ecology and Evolution doctoral dissertation committee, Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY), 2013-present.

5) Nicole Chodkowski, Biology master’s thesis committee, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, 2012-2013.

6) Catherine Avelar, Biology undergraduate student, reader for honors thesis, 2013.

7) Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Biology master’s thesis reader, LIU-Post, 2012.