1989 BA, History, University of California Riverside
Lecture and instruct first- and second-year college students from diverse backgrounds, including traditionally underrepresented populations, in face-to-face and online lecture and lab classes.
Support and mentor students with varying levels of academic preparedness.
Develop curriculum using innovative, up-to-date pedagogies. Coordinate with other faculty to develop and modify activities and curriculum.
Use technology in the classroom (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Internet) and online platforms (Canvas, Moodle, Desire2Learn).
Write exams and assignments and assess effectiveness. Maintain attendance and grades.
Work well with staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
Spring 2017, Introduction to Biology, Glendale Community College Spring 2017, Human Physiology, Pasadena City College Winter 2017, General Human Anatomy, Pasadena City College Fall 2016, Introduction to Biology, Glendale Community College Fall 2016, Introduction to Biology, Moorpark College Fall 2016, General Human Anatomy, Pasadena City College
Summer 2016, General Human Anatomy, Pasadena City College Summer 2016, Human Physiology, Pasadena City College
Spring 2016, Introduction to Biology, Moorpark College Spring 2016, General Human Anatomy, Pasadena City College Spring 2016, Introduction to Human Physiology Lab, Ventura College
Fall 2015, Introduction to Biology, Moorpark College Fall 2015, General Human Anatomy, Pasadena City College Fall 2015, General Human Anatomy Lab, Ventura College
Summer 2015, General Human Anatomy, Pasadena City College
Spring 2015, General Biology, Pasadena City College Spring 2015, Human Physiology, Pasadena City College
Fall 2014, General Biology, Pasadena City College
2010-2014, Biological Principles I Lab (Majors-level, Organisms and Ecology), Teaching Associate (Instructor of Record), CSUN 2011-2012, Biological Principles II Lab (Majors-level, Cellular, Molecular, and Genetics), Teaching Associate (Instructor of Record),CSUN
Spring 2013, Peer Learning Facilitator, Evolutionary Biology, CSUN Fall 2012, Peer Learning Facilitator, Biological Principles I, CSUN Spring 2012, Peer Learning Facilitator, Biological Principles II, CSUN Duties similar duties to a Teaching Assistant. Led multiple weekly study and review sessions associated with the lectures. Developed activities and exercises. Facilitated group review and discussion. Assisted professor with grading as needed.
Spring 2011, Tutor, Department of Biology, CSUN
Fall 2010, Graduate Assistant, Design and Analysis of Experiments, Department of Biology, CSUN Duties similar to Teaching Assistant. Worked one-on-one with students to clarify statistical principles and practices. Graded papers.
SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, AND HONORS 2014 Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Award, given in recognition of excellence in teaching and research, CSUN College of Science and Math
2014 2nd Place Oral Presentation, Ecology and Evolution Section, Student Research & Creative Works Symposium, CSUN
2013 Graduate Fellowship for Research and Creative Activity, CSUN Office of Research and Graduate Studies
2010 Leslie Family Scholarship, CSUN, Department of Biology
2008 Jeanette and Mark Stirdivant Memorial Scholarship, Glendale Community College
2007 Glendale Community College Patrons Club Grant-In-Aid Award
2006-2008 Glendale Community College Scholars Program Member
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION Gould, K and P. Wilson (2015) Lack of evolution in a leaf beetle that lives on two contrasting host plants, Ecology and Evolution 2015; 5(18): 3905–3913.
SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS Sep. 2014 “Host Plant Affects Mate Choice in a Leaf-eating Beetle,” Southwest Organismal Biology, Irvine, CA
Feb. 2014“How a Beetle Benefits from a Plant’s Defensive Weapons,” CSUN Annual Student Research & Creative Works Symposium
Nov. 2013 “Host Plant Use Affects Mate Choice for a Chrysomelid Beetle,” Western Society of Naturalists, Oxnard, CA
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2000-2011 Freelance Writer and Editor 2006-2008 Editor, SettingPace (textbook content provider) 2003-2005 Editor, Crescenta Valley Sun newspaper 2000 Web Writer, O’Melveny & Myers (law firm) 1996-1999 Assistant Editor and Web Editor, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association 1994-1996 Reporter and City Editor, Los Angeles Independent Newspapers