I joined the Roosevelt faculty in 2004 and currently serve as associate professor and director of academic partnerships, working primarily at the Schaumburg campus. I have the honor of working with talented undergraduate and graduate students in our programs in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Biomedical Science.
My teaching responsibilities include courses in cell biology, research methods, and experimental biochemistry. In the laboratory, my research students and I study yeast cell physiology and responses to environmental stress. Along with students and collaborators, I have also presented numerous talks and conference papers on STEM education.
I have been involved with the SENCER project, which promotes the incorporation of civic learning and practice into science education, since 2005. I was recently named a senior fellow of this organization and have served as co-director of the SENCER Center of Innovation-Midwest (housed at Roosevelt) since 2013.
- Molecular Cell Biology
Cell-level basis of biological processes and human disease
- Science Education
Improved pedagogies through civic engagement
- Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology — Duke University
- B.A. Biochemistry — Lawrence University