Instructor of Record: As part of a Duke Bass Connections grant, I developed the course, Global Health 395: The Global Impacts of E-waste Exposure and E-waste Recycling Policy on Maternal and Fetal Health to lead students through active research and project development addressing how electronic waste recycling affects human health in developing countries. This course is designed for students to assess this global health challenge through the lens of biological, social, economic, and political perspectives. I have taught this course for four semesters and acted as project manager for multiple team research projects.
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow: I was selected for the 2020-2021 Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Fellowship. Experience in this program provides insight into faculty life, including events to discuss research and teaching expectations of different universities, along with professional mentorship from a faculty member of a primary undergraduate institution. In addition to conducting observations of biology classes and faculty meetings at Elon University, I delivered a guest lecture in both BIO111 – Introductory Cell Biology, and BIO324 – Toxicology, under advisement of Dr. Linda Neidzeila, Chair of Department of Biology at Elon.
Certificate of College Teaching (CCT): I have completed the requirements for the Certificate of College Teaching (CCT) at Duke University, a certificate program consisting of a serious of courses and trainings to create my individual teaching pedagogy, develop classroom techniques and receive feedback, and provide formal professional development opportunities. Within this program, I have completed Teaching Triangles, an observation-based program to receive and provide observational feedback in a formal teaching role, and the following coursework:
GS 760: College Teaching and Visual Communication
GS 750: Fundamentals of College Teaching
Certificate of Accomplishment, Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (WID): The WID Certificate Program at the Duke University Thompson Writing Program explored various approaches to teaching a writing-intensive course and how to utilize writing assignments to meet learning objectives. I completed a series of workshops, readings, and reflections on my writing assignments and student feedback as an instructor of record. Workshops and topics included: Crafting Effective Writing Assignments, Crafting the Writing Process, Giving Efficient and Effective Feedback, and Grading Student Writing.
Student Research Mentor: In my role as a research mentor, I have supported 2 masters, 7 undergraduates, and 2 high school students (and counting). Although each experience is unique, this role has provided a broad opportunity to teach basic lab techniques, provide scientific expertise and guidance, serve as a peer mentor and assist with next career steps.
Teaching Assistant, Responsible Conduct of Research Orientation: I was selected to TA the incoming biomedical students weekend orientation. At this retreat, I led discussions about research ethics, best laboratory practices, and handling difficult professional situations.