Teaching


Current Teaching


Principles of Ecology (BL 3400) 

Study of both accepted and currently debated principles that describe ecological relationships at the organism, population, community, and ecosystem levels. 

Fall Semester every year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017)


Limnology (BL4450)

The study of biological, physical, and chemical processes of freshwater eco systems using a watershed perspective, with emphasis on local lakes. 

Spring semester every other year (Fall 2011 and 2013, Spring 2018)


Ecosystem Ecology (BL 4461/5461) 

History, key concepts, and practice of ecosystem ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Emphasizes inter-connectedness of energy and nutrient flows globally and in regional case studies.

Spring Semester in alternate years, depending on demand (2010, 2012, next scheduled Spring 2019)


The Scientific Profession (BL 5025) 

The practice of sciences for graduate students, including how to plan a research project, grantsmanship, publication, navigating the job market, and timely issues (e.g. ethical conduct, diversity and bias, etc.).

Spring Semester every year (Fall 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014; Spring 2016, 2017, 2018)



Past Teaching


Co-Instructor, Stream Ecology and Fish Biology (BL4447). Michigan Tech, Fall 2015

Co-Instructor, Lake Ecology and Fish Biology (BL 4442).  Michigan Tech, Fall 2014 

Instructor, Perspectives on Inquiry (UN 1001) - Valuing the Great Lakes. Michigan Tech, Spring 2011 and 2013


Co-Instructor, Analysis of Biological Data (BL4470). Michigan Tech, Spring 2014


Instructor, Senior Essay (BL 4510). Michigan Tech, Spring and Fall 2010


Co-Instructor, Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series (FW 5000). Michigan Tech, Fall 2013


Co-instructor, Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology (BIOL 658). Idaho State University , Fall 2006

Instructor, Freshwater Ecology (AWER 4500). Utah State University , Spring 2006 

Instructor, Aquatic Ecology Practicum (AWER 4510). Utah State University , Fall 2005

Co-Instructor, Water Quality and Pollution (AWER 4530). Utah State University , 2004 and 2005

Teaching Assistant, Freshwater Ecology (AWER 4500), Aquatic Ecology Practicum (AWER 4510). Utah State University, 2000-2002, 2004 

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Biology (BIOL 101). Colgate University , 1999 – 2000