teaching

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TA experience

I’ve TA’ed introduction to ecology and evolution at UT for three semesters. I use of a lot of different techniques in my teaching and each time I TA a course I approach it armed with the experience of the previous semester.

I use a variety of approaches in my teaching:

Instructor ratings:
fall 2013: 4.5 / 5.0
spring 2015: 4.5 / 5.0
summer 2015: 4.8 / 5.0

guest lecturing

In addition to being a TA, I’ve also been an extended guest lecturer for two large Animal Behavior courses. I lectured on topics from sexual selection to human behavior to altruism and kin selection.

I like to draw as much as I can from the recent literature to showcase interesting studies and the people that produced them. Showing photos of the researchers that conducted a given study helps humanize science and shows students the diversity of people that can become scientists.


I update a github repository with thoughts and findings about best teaching practices.

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