I have been the instructor of record in the courses listed below and led workshops teaching molecular epidemiology, phylogenetic methods, and evolutionary biology. I take the approach that a major component of teaching is emphasizing that science is a dynamic and hands-on endeavor (i.e., requiring critical thinking and problem solving). This can be achieved by providing a conceptual framework (versus rote memorization), and then by using interactive active learning exercises. It is my goal to provide individualized learning opportunities to all my students.
Parasitology (Georgia Southern, BIOL5341)
Parasites are an integral part of all animal and plant communities and they are present in every known species population. My goal is to (1) introduce you to the parasite fauna of animals (including humans), (2) introduce methodologies standard to the field of parasitology, and (3) provide the basic ecological and evolutionary framework you require for thinking about and understanding the life cycles of parasites. Emphasis will be placed on general principles of parasitism with respect to morphology, classification, identification, life cycles, and epidemiology.
General Biology (Georgia Southern, BIOL1130)
Current Trends in Biological Research (Georgia Southern, BIOL3630H)
Human Parasitology (Rutgers, 01:146:329)
Human Parasitology covers the biology, morphology, pathogenesis, and treatment of major human parasite diseases. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify many of the organisms which cause much of the morbidity and mortality in underdeveloped countries. Throughout the semester, students will be expected to organize information and understand the relevance of these disease organisms to human health and our society. Consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University.
2018 ISU James D. McKean Swine Disease Conference – sequence and metadata file.