Heidi Schutz, Ph.D


Assistant Professor
Rieke Science Center
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003


My research focuses on the interplay between form, function, selection and evolutionary history and I employ both comparative and experimental approaches.

 Past and Present Research Projects



I see teaching and mentoring both as a service and as a means of becoming a better scientist and scholar.One of the things I enjoy most is the integrative nature of teaching. For me, teaching is an opportunity to bring together my biological research interests, current research on learning theory and new teaching technologies to create dynamic, challenging and productive courses.

Teaching and Mentoring Activities