AP's Teaching + Outreach Philosophy - in brief
I am deeply committed to broadening participation and increasing recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in STEM. I leverage place-based ecological research experiences to broaden participation of individuals of all ages in exploring the microbial world. I emphasize how microbes are critical to keeping our water, soils, and air clean.
My goals as an educator are to motivate students in the pedagogical process, challenge students through problem solving, and provide students an enriching learning environment. I am genuinely enthusiastic to share knowledge and provide a positive but challenging environment for students to foster enthusiasm for learning science.
East Carolina University Indigenous Land Acknowledgment: We acknowledge the Tuscarora people, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognize their continuing connection to the land, water, and air that Greenville consumes. We pay respect to eight recognized tribes; Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of Saponi, Sappony, and Waccamaw-Siouan, all Nations, and their elders past, present, and emerging