School of Natural Sciences
Associate Professor of Biology
- Postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1995
- PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1989
- BS in Botany at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1977
Why I Teach
I teach based on my understanding of how we all learn new information through the context of compelling questions and a need-to-know basis. I find that this approach builds my students’ interest, motivation and ability to learn new material from numerous sources. It also facilitates my students’ transitions into successful professional careers as well as continuing studies in graduate school.
I enjoy interacting with my students and cultivating their intellectual curiosities and abilities. I find the delights of discovery and the collaboration with my students incredibly rewarding.