I engage in biology education research that is focused on 1) teaching professional development for science graduate student instructors, and 2) online teaching and learning in biology.
My current research collaborations include:
1. understanding how graduate teaching assistant professional development programs are evaluated and if a recently developed conceptual framework for graduate teaching assistant professional development evaluation and research encourages research in this area of undergraduate education.
2. understanding why graduate student instructors choose, or do not choose, to get feedback about their teaching
3. evaluating the efficacy of online biology laboratory modules in relation to meeting course learning goals.
4. evaluating how using Peer Learning Assistants in gateway biology courses helps undergraduate students to be successful in those courses.