Teaching


Undergratuate Teaching

Instructor, 4344 Herpetology (Spring 2020)

-Taught lecture and lab to 40 undergraduate students
-Developed lecture and lab material, quizzes, exams, and homework assignments
-Coordinated grading, labs, and field trips
-migrated entire course online following COVID-19

Instructor, 2324 Wildlife Field Biology (Spring 2019)

-Taught lecture and lab to 40 undergraduate students
-Developed lecture and lab material, quizzes, exams, and homework assignments
-Coordinated grading, labs, and field trips
-Evaluated highly by students for approachability, enthusiasm, and improving students’ understanding of difficult concepts

Course Assistant, 4984 Natural History Collections and Curation (Spring 2019)

-Involved with the design and planning of the course
-Organized guest speakers and led in-class discussions
-Supervised 5 undergraduate research projects in the vertebrate natural history collection
-Took 2 students to present their work at an international conference
-Received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (College of Natural Resources and Environment)

Mentor, 4994 Undergraduate Research (2018-2019)

-Mentored 2 undergraduate independent research projects
-One student presented a poster at a regional conference, the other has a manuscript in prep

Teaching Assistant, 2324 Wildlife Field Biology (2016-2018)

-Taught lecture and lab to 40 undergraduate students each spring semester
-Developed lecture and lab material, quizzes, exams, and homework assignments
-Coordinated grading, labs, and field trips typically with a team of 3 undergraduate assistants
-Evaluated highly by students for approachability, enthusiasm, and improving students’ understanding of difficult concepts
-Received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation)

Other Teaching Experience

Workshop Coordinator, Inclusive Pedagogy (Spring 2022)

-Designed and co-taught monthly workshops for graduate students
-Introduced students to modern teaching methods and DEI related issues in the classroom
-Topics covered all areas of instruction, from syllabus design to unbiased methods of assessment

Workshop Coordinator, Introduction to Ecological Modeling in R (Spring 2022)

-Taught weekly workshops throughout the semester to graduate students
-Introduced students to coding best practices and the philosophy of statistical modeling
-Students became familiar with R, html, markdown, and GitHub

Invited Speaker

Evolution, Department of Biology, The Citadel 2023
Animal Behaviour, Department of Biology, Randolph College 2023
Herpetology, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech 2023
Graduate Seminar, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech 2022
Wildlife Biology, Department of Biology, Randolph College 2022
Herpetology, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech 2022
Herpetology, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech 2021
Graduate Seminar, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech 2019
Graduate Seminar, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech 2017
CNRE First Year Experience, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia Tech 2016