I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to teach numerous courses during my time within – and outside of – academia. The range of courses I have taught don’t stray too far from my research interests, but I have had many opportunities to teach a wide range of courses – such as general biology and ecology to first year college students and recent graduate level courses in bioinformatics, mycology, and plant physiology.
I am passionate about teaching and I enjoy communicating my love of biology to students. During their coursework, I put a strong emphasis on the development of communication skills and I attempt to foster a deep knowledge base for my students. There is no shortage of problems to be addressed by scientists – both at the present time and in the future – and I take pride in having a role in the enabling young scientists to tackle these diverse problems.
If you are interested in hearing more about my teaching philosophy, would like to investigate some synopses and example syllabi from my courses, or are curious to read my student’s teaching evaluations, please contact me via email at josh…@gmail.com for a copy of my teaching statement.