I have taught both students and professionals for over twenty years. In the Biotechnology industry, I have prepared and administered classes on basic techniques and theories. For the last twenty one years I have taught Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology classes at my local community college. In addition, I have been invited to prepare and present courses for adult education events and have provided training to Maryland high school teachers.
In my classes, I use a combination of lecture and demonstration to communicate key concepts to students. I also find it helpful to include references to current events in science and medicine to drive understanding of advances in science.
Master Instructor status at Frederick Community College; Guest Lecturer at Hood College.
Virginia Tech, BS Biochemistry with a minor in Chemistry; Virginia Tech, MS Biochemistry; Hood College, MBA
In the biotechnology industry I have applied biochemistry, biology and chemistry techniques to develop and produce products used in research and human diagnostic testing. I was also a part of the team that sequenced the Human Genome and used forensic analysis to identify remains from the September 11 attacks. I started out teaching undergraduate students as a graduate student at Virginia Tech. Since then, I have developed and presented science and process based trainings in a professional setting. As a part-time endeavor, I have been teaching first year students in a variety of science related classes at our local community college for over twenty years due to my love of teaching.