Current Courses

I'm currently not teaching any classes.

 

Past courses

Humans and the Environment - Spring 2014 - University of New Mexico

With co-instructor Louis Alvarado, I designed and taught an upper-level interdisciplinary class exploring the intersection between human culture, biology, and the environment. We examined how humans have impacted our environment throughout our history as a species, focusing on pre-industrial impacts. Concurrently, we discussed how the environment and foraging strategy affect human reproductive biology and cultural norms. Our teaching strategy used a combination of Socratic-style lectures and student-led discussions of the primary literature.

Ornithology TA - Fall 2013 - University of New Mexico

I was the primary instructor of the laboratory section, preparing my own teaching material. In addition, I taught several lecture classes, wrote and graded exams, organized fieldtrips, and coordinated guest lecturers.

Human anatomy and physiology TA - Fall 2014 & Spring 2010 - University of New Mexico

I was a laboratory instructor for second semester human anatomy and physiology course.

Biology 203: Ecology and evolution TA - Spring 2011 - University of New Mexico

I was a laboratory instructor for 3rd semester majors' biology course.

Vertebrate Zoology TA - Fall 2006, 2007, & 2008 - University of Florida

I was responsible for teaching laboratory sections, setting up labs, giving guest lectures, and teaching new TAs. With co-TA Samantha Hilber, I redesigned the laboratory to focus on active learning of concepts and skills instead of rote memorization. We turned this new material into a complete laboratory manual.

Avian Biology TA - Spring 2009 - University of Florida

I was responsible for teaching laboratory sections, leading fieldtrips, giving guest lectures, and writing and grading exams.

Functional vertebrate anatomy TA - spring 2007 & 2008, summer 2007, 2008, & 2009 - University of Florida

I was a laboratory instructor for vertebrate anatomy and taught the material to new TAs. I helped revise the laboratory manual to better include evolutionary concepts and created teaching models for the class.