Knowledge and student demographics are fluid, and so should be our educational techniques. Teaching to a diverse knowledge base, interest level, and academic focus requires educators to teach more creatively. I strive to develop curricula which engages students and teaches them to critically assess knowledge with respect to current issues in microbiology and health, science policy, and inclusion in STEM.

At the University of Maine, I have developed the following courses:

AVS 254 Introduction to Animal Microbiomes

AVS 590 Special Topics in DNA Sequencing Analysis Lab