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Paula Raelynn Haynes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology

Phone: 512-416-5841

  • PhD in Zoology at University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 2006
  • MS in Biology at University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2001
  • BA in Biology at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1995
Why I Teach

Teaching is what I love to do because it never feels like a job. In my courses, I try to remain enthusiastic and passionate about biology so the students will gain a better appreciation for the study of life. It’s extremely important to demonstrate to students how we, as scientists, assimilate research with concepts learned on a daily basis.

I believe it’s essential for students to see how exciting and challenging science is to their professors. I convey this by engaging them in lively discussions and activities during the lecture.