I am a college biology professor. I have a Masters Degree from University of Colorado in Biology as well as an undergraduate degree in Botany and Environmental Biology. I have experience working in the environmental regulatory and consulting field for 14 years and I have been teaching college since 2002. I teach online as well as in a traditional classroom setting. My experience is varied - I teach a variety of courses at a variety of campuses and have worked with a diverse group of stud... [more]
I have been teaching non-majors college biology lecture and lab since February 2002. I have experience teaching a variety of life science electives for majors (ecology/botany/ocean science and zoology) as well as environmental science. I have been teaching AP Biology in high school for three years and have taught AP Environmental Science for two academic years. I have also taught honors biology to freshmen and sophomore high school students.
I have been teaching non-majors college biology large lecture and lab since February 2002 which includes extensive course work in ecology. I have experience teaching a variety of life science electives for biology majors (ecology/botany/ocean science and zoology) as well as environmental science. In addition, I have been teaching AP Biology in high school for three years (which includes ecology course work) and have taught AP Environmental Science for two academic years (which includes ecological topics. I have also taught honors biology to freshmen and sophomore high school students and ecology is the first unit that we cover.
I have an undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Botany from Eastern Illinois University (1988). I have taught Plant Biology/Botany at Concordia University several times since August of 2007. I have also taught coursework in plant anatomy and physiology (form and function), as well as plant evolution and diversity as part of AP Biology as well as college non-majors biology lecture and lab since 2002.
I have been teaching biology since 2002 and part of the core curriculum and student learning objectives is understanding of both Mendelian and human genetics. I routinely instruct students in both Mendelian and human genetics including mono-hybrid and di-hybrid crosses, discussion of autosomal dominant and recessive conditions as well as x-linked conditions. I also have experience lecturing in molecular genetics and the role of DNA and RNA in transcription, translation as well as the different types of mutations (frame shift, deletion, insertion, base substitution) and the resulting genetic disorders.