Teaching

Working at universities for 9+ years I've had the opportunity to share some of the knowledge I've learned through my experiences. Some of the courses I've taught or worked as a teaching assistant include Ecotechniques - an undergraduate course on quantifying common variables in environmental science (e.g., production & respiration), Water Pollution - a graduate course where I covered aspects of aquatic toxicology, and Limnology - a combined graduate/undergraduate course on the study of inland waterways. At VCU and UVA I have taught sections of Ecology Lab, where I lead groups (5-14) of junior-senior level undergraduate students in field and laboratory exercises on fundamentals of Ecology, data collection, statistical analyses, data interpretation, and scientific writing. Similarly, I have helped teach Ecosystem Ecology - a graduate course covering topics including watershed processes, metabolism, subsidies, mass balance, and disturbance events - at VCU and UVA.