Teaching

Teaching

Courses designed and instructed:

Human Biology Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Department of Natural Sciences

Metropolitan State University

A human physiology course for undergraduate non-science majors

Introduction to Neurophysiology Spring 2017 to present

Department of Natural Sciences

Metropolitan State University

An undergraduate capstone course that teaches neuroscience from cells to complex behaviors

Comparative Physiology Spring 2016 to present

Department of Natural Sciences

Metropolitan State University

An undergraduate upper division course with lab which examines common ground plans of physiological systems and how they become adapted over evolutionary time to different conditions.

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II Spring 2016 to present

Metropolitan State University

A two semester anatomy and physiology course (including lab) which serves to teach students desiring health related careers about the anatomy (form) and physiology (function) of the human body.

Sensory Neuroethology Fall 2015

Metropolitan State University

An undergraduate capstone course teaching neuroethology focusing on sensory systems and experimental methodologies.

Scientific Communication and Ethics Fall 2014

Department of Entomology

University of Minnesota

A graduate-level course about ethics and how to effectively present data in a variety of formats.

The Sensory Neuroethology of Courtship Spring 2012

Division of Biology

California Institute of Technology

A primary literature course focusing on how sensory systems are adapted for animal communication and exploited for predatory gains.

Courses instructed:

General Biology 2 Fall 2015

Department of Natural Sciences

Metropolitan State University

Biorobotics Spring 2008, Spring 2009

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Case Western Reserve University

Mentored and assisted students working within interdisciplinary groups of biologists and engineers on a semester long research project for this project-based biologically inspired robotics course

Organisms and Ecosystems (Physiology) Spring 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Case Western Reserve University

Lectured, monitored, and graded for the undergraduate physiology lab

Neurobiology of Behavior Fall 2004

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Case Western Reserve University

Led discussions about impactful literature within the field of neuroethology and graded for the upper level course ‘neurobiology of behavior’

Invited lectures in other courses:

Insect Structure and Function December 2, 2013

Guest Lecture: “Insect locomotion”

Department of Entomology

University of Minnesota

Microbiology April 28, 2008 and April 27, 2009

Guest Lecture: “Beer: An Introduction”

Department of Biology

Case Western Reserve University