Teaching is a life-long endeavor that can be continually improved. Research and critical reflection on pedagogical practices can provide crucial insight into why we make certain choices as instructors and how to best promote effective learning among students.
I am currently a Graduate Research and Teaching Fellow (GRTF) with the Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence. As a GRTF, I am interested in assessing how experiential learning opportunities, such as field courses in ecology and evolutionary biology, affect undergraduate performance and retention in STEM fields. As I make progress on my research project as a GRTF, I will include additional information about my findings here.
I hope to continue performing research on pedagogical practices to contribute towards the improving biological curricula in the broader field.