MK Lab
  

 
 
 
 
   
TEACHING
 

I teach several classes ranging from introductory biology to my specialty in animal behavior, both in the traditional classroom experience and in full-immersion field courses. I aim to provide students with a unique opportunity to explore critical thinking and application of scientific knowledge by exploiting the science of everyday life. Applying biological concepts in hands-on-research by using examples of animal and human behavior in the current literature captures the attention and interest of students. To engage students of different backgrounds and demographics, I encourage students to actively participate in lectures and guided discussions, and to design experiments using the scientific method in laboratory and field settings.

 

Summer 2017

Biology 495: Ecology, Evolution & Conservation of Insular Diversity (field course in the Solomon Islands co-taught with Al Uy)

 

Spring 2017

Biology 244: Hormones & Behavior

Biology of Neotropical Social Insects (an Organization for Tropical Studies field course in Costa Rica co-taught with Sean O'Donnell)

 

Fall 2016

Biology 103: Introduction to Ecology (for non-majors)

Biology 432: Ecology and Evolution in the Galapagos Islands (UGalapagos)

 

Spring 2016

Biology 101: Introduction to Biology (for non-majors)

Biology 244: Hormones & Behavior (for majors)

Biology 485: Evolution of Animal Societies (for majors)

 

Fall 2015

Biology 150: Introduction to Biology (for majors)

 

Summer 2015

Biology 495: Ecology, Evolution & Conservation of Insular Diversity (field course in the Solomon Islands co-taught with Al Uy)