Assistant Professor of Biology
||146 G CSI
Degrees earned: M.S.
and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences
experience: Shaun has previously taught and done molecular biology research
at a number of colleges and universities in Buffalo, N.Y.
I encourage students to become active participants in their own learning,
emphasizing cooperative learning and critical thinking throughout a course. I
also attempt to relate the coursework to the students’ lives and future career
aspirations, while having a lot of fun along the way.
Clarke’s impact on Shaun:
Clarke has provided me the opportunity to work closely with students, as well
as other faculty and staff. Whether in a lecture or lab, the class sizes are
small enough to allow individualized attention and interaction, yet large
enough to promote discussion and the exchange of different ideas and
Shaun’s impact on students:
My goal is to provide students with the tools they need for success. I hope
that my students view me as approachable and always willing to offer my time or
a bad joke.
Movie – Blades of
Book – Any one
that is short and has lots of pictures. A high picture-to-text ratio is key. Just
kidding. I actually enjoy reading anything science-related (including
Quote – “They’re
Greeaatt!” –Tony the Tiger, speaking of Frosted Flakes.Because, well, they are!
Class in college – Cell and molecular biology (love the subject and also had the chance to be a
teaching assistant for the course)
Place traveled – Disney
World with my family
Hobby – Baseball
with my son