Love learning and teaching science through doing science, outdoors in the field or forest, on a boat in the ocean, or along the coast. I have researched everything from octopus intelligence, virus infection and evolution, the fitness consequences of sexual vs. asexual reproduction in plants, and the consequences of global climate change in ancient marine ecosystems. I have lectured in subjects ranging from genetics, ecology, evolution, virology, developmental genetics, the history and ... [more]
I completed five graduate level statistics classes at Duke University at part of my Ph.D. program in Genetics. These included probability and statistics, linear models, analysis of variance, multivariate statistics, and stochastic modeling. I taught Biostatistics and Experimental Design at St. Mary's College of California (three semesters), and Biostatistics at UC Berkeley extension for three terms. I use extensive statistical analysis at part of my research in the area of ecological and population genetics, with field and greenhouse experiments requiring statistical analysis.
I have a Ph.D. in Genetics, and I have taught general genetics at Washington State University, St. Mary's College of California, and at UC Berkeley Extension for several semesters. Genetics is a lot of fun, because it is best learned through solving problems, and is interesting because so many questions about human behavior, health, and evolution come back to genetics. In teaching, I use the socratic method, whereby ask lots of questions, and work together to solve and generate answers. I am happy to identify areas of interest to students and to introduced real-life examples from those topics.