October 10, 2016

Teaching

A brief summary of my teaching background and philosophy.

I am currently not teaching during my postdoc, but I looking forward to getting back into the classroom. In the meantime I have had opportunities for some fun outreach at events in Texas.

Bat Acoustic Techniques Courses and Workshops

  • Developed and taught advanced and beginning acoustics analysis techniques to government, consultants, and students including material on acoustic survey design, North American bat ecology, and species-specific call identification.
  • Contact me if you are interested in arranging a course at your workplace or lab.

Certifications

Center for Integrating Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

  • Coursera: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching, 2015

Courses Taught

Assistant Professor, Western University, 2013

  • Ontario Universities’ Program in Field Biology Experimental Studies in Marine Biology
  • Co-taught field course at Huntsman Marine Sciences Centre in St. Andrews, New Brunswick

Co-Instructor, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension, 2005

  • Taught Extreme Ichthyology to high school students with one other instructor
  • Developed course curriculum, including exams, hands-on activities, and field trips

Course Development

Bat Biology, Western University, Department of Biology, 2010

  • Developed course material for a university-level online course through distance studies at UWO instructed by Dr. M. Brock Fenton

Teaching Assistantships

Western University

  • MOS 1021: Introduction to Management and Organizational Studies (Consumer Behavior and Human Resources), Prof. Kevin Thompson,  2012 – 2013
  • Biology 2290: Biological Methods Laboratory, Prof. Irene Krajnyk, 2007 – 2012
  • Biology 3224: Bat Biology, Distance Studies (online), Dr. Brock Fenton, 2010, 2011

UCSD

  • BIEB 164: Behavioral Ecology, Dr. Karen Marchetti, 2006
  • BIEB 128: Insect Ecology, Dr. David Holway, 2005

Other Teaching

Tang Soo Do Instructor, Orion Martial Arts, San Marcos, CA, 2000 – 2006

  • Taught martial arts classes in both English and Spanish, ages 3 – 80

Summer School Teacher, San Marcos High School, 2007

  • Taught physical education to high school students, grades 9 to 11

Substitute Teacher, Vista Unified School District, Vista, CA, 2007

  • Taught grades 1 to 3