In the Fall of 2016, I had the opportunity to join the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at the University of Connecticut as an Adjunct Faculty teaching Social Behavior of the Vertebrates, an upper-level class for undergraduates and graduate students. In this course, I gave lectures and led discussions covering a variety of topics related to vertebrate social behavior from an evolutionary perspective.
Also, I developed and taught an intensive summer field course in Methods for the Study of Animal Behavior. Students developed research questions based on their own observations of animals found on campus, and tested hypothesis applying the methods learned in class. At the end, they presented their results in the form of a written report and a scientific poster.
During my years as a PhD student at UConn, I was a Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department’s Biology of the Vertebrates, and Herpetology classes. Additionally, I have taught laboratory courses in Foundations of Biology (non-science majors), General Biology, and Introduction to Botany.