I am a discipline-based education researcher who studies biology education. My interests in this field are broad, but largely center on identifying scalable strategies in higher education that improve learning for all, and reducing attrition of historically underrepresented groups in STEM fields. Prior to starting at Auburn, I completed postdoctoral research positions at Cornell University and University of Minnesota, studying the effects of high stakes assessment, support programs, teaching methods, and classroom culture on student performance and persistence in undergraduate biology. I completed my doctoral degree in evolutionary biology at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Chloe Josefson, PhD
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow; co-advised by Amy Skibiel
Sharday Ewell, PhD
Starting January 2021
Ísada Claudio Ford
Sara Beth Ramsey
co-advised by Dr. Sheritta Fagbodun, Tuskegee University
Sara Berk, Academic advisor at University of Washington
Sara Odom, M.S.
Alexis Stokes, 2018-2020
Taylor McKibben, 2018-2020
Luoying Chen, PhD student, University of Texas-Dallas