Teaching Experience

“Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced” – Francis Bacon

Instructor, 2016, Introduction to Ecology, Spring and Summer Terms, University of Tennessee

Instructor, 2014, Ecophysiology, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia

Instructor, 2011-14, Introduction to Ecology, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia

Guest Lecturer:

2011-14, Plant Physiological Ecology, University of Western Australia

2013, Ecophysiology, University of Western Australia

2007-2010, Math Models in Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology

2008, Theoretical Ecology, Georgia Institute of Technology

2005-2006, Environmental Biology, University of Arizona

2005, Plant Form and Function, University of Arizona 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2001 – 2006, University of Arizona. Assisted in the instruction of the following courses: Ecology (4 times), Systematic Botany (2 times), Native Plant Taxonomy, Evolution, Animal Sexual Behavior, and Environmental Biology

Ecology Teaching Assistant, Governors School for the Sciences, 2000-2001, University of Tennessee. Taught high achieving high school students from across the state of Tennessee for two summers.

Bus aide and substitute teacher, Tennessee School for the Deaf (K-12), 1999-2000. While pursuing my undergraduate degree at UT I did occasional substitute teaching on my off days, and rode one of the schools buses daily to aid with some “difficult” kids (not that difficult).

Crisis Counselor, Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (RICA),1998-99, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Maryland. Served as an informal crisis counselor for two years in a high school for at risk teens.

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