I want to understand how animal groups solve important tasks
I use a multi-level approach in bees to explore how social and environmental information drives individual and group behavior
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my teaching & mentoring philosophy
I partner with students to achieve their goals
I am transparent
In both my classroom and in my research lab, I provide a clear path to success. I utilize backward course design to identify learning goals, then clearly communicate those goals to students in lectures, for the semester, and for the exams.
i provide skills for beyond the classroom
A science education can provide skills for success in many careers. Students in my lab and classroom learn to think critically, communicate their work, integrate ideas across multiple levels of organization and analysis, and compassionately approach the world.
I evaluate myself as well as my students
I continuously assess both student learning and my effectiveness as an instructor, working to ensure my students and I are collectively accomplishing our learning goals.