Current Teaching

HeLa Cells stained by Cell Biology course students

I’m currently (Spring 2013) teaching a novel BIOL 560 student/faculty research course as well as SUST 490 a course for the Baird Sustainability Fellows Program.

In Fall 2012 I taught Cell Biology and a community-based research senior seminar in Health Studies.

Learning goals for my Cell Biology class are:

  • Gain a conceptual understanding of the molecular basis of various cellular processes.
  • Understand the intimate relationship between cellular structure and function.
  • Think analytically and critically in order to interpret experimental observations based on applied concepts.
  • Effectively read and comprehend assigned scientific literature, and demonstrate this knowledge in the form of exam-based interpretation.
  • Appreciate how our understanding of cell biology has resulted in medical advances, and discuss current biomedical issues in a cellular context.

The learning goals for my Health Studies senior seminar are:

The major goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in value-adding, health-related community-based research in conjunction with community partners. The course will introduce you to concepts in research and evaluation and you will apply those concepts in our local community.  The community partners/clients for Fall 2012 include the Sadler Health Center, the Clean Air Board of Central PA, the Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation (CAHWF), the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, and the Dickinson College Wellness Center.

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