Upcoming open source biology 101 course

Upcoming open source biology 101 course

I am excited to learn that my proposal to update our general biology 101 course here at the W to use all open source material was approved by the University of Mississippi Open Education Resource Z-Degree project, which is supported by the William and Flora Hewlett...
October updates

October updates

October has been a busy month! As part of working with the honors college, I have been meeting with a handful of undergrads that need public service hours. We have been working on developing multiple educational booth activities to do at the Boys and Girls club here...
Teaching award for skulls

Teaching award for skulls

After a busy first month of fall semester, we got some very exciting news! I was awarded some funds though a MUW APIL Teaching Innovation Grant. APIL stands for active, problem-based, inquiry-based learning. I’ll be purchasing a set of replica primate and...
Spring Awards

Spring Awards

In addition to wrapping up may first year as a new faculty, I also celebrated a couple of awards! Both of these awards I was nominated for, either by my department chair or by students. I received a MUW Alumni Association New Faculty Award, which recognizes the hard...
Spring Presentations

Spring Presentations

This spring I had a great time presenting research and education material at a handful of venues. I presented some of my summer research investigating Hawaiian lizards as part of the MUW Science and Mathematics seminar (SM100) How Lizards Use Their Habitat: Rough vs...
Vertebrate Evolution Activity

Vertebrate Evolution Activity

Here is an activity that I built recently that I think would work really great at any kind of K12 science-night or science-fair style outreach event that has kids coming up to your booth. Kids can explore the tree of vertebrate evolution by finding where toy animals...