My current research focus is on science education: 1) Biology student learning styles and course performance. 2) Kinesthetic approaches to teaching introductory biology, histology and physiology. 3) Impact of introductory biology coursework on student career choice.
Bacterial Genetics and Physiology, Molecular Microbiology: how are subcellular components synthesized and assembled at the appropriate time and place in response to internal cues and environmental conditions?
Haverford College (BS, 1969) and California Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1976)
Hensill Hall, Room 221
(415) 338-2418 (no voicemail)
Professor of Biology
Chair, Health Professions Advising Committee
Director, Pre-Health Professions Certificate Program
Director, SFSU - University of Pacific Dental Post-Bac Program
Director, Summer Science Institute
biology education research, equity and diversity in science, science education research, science teaching methods for scientists, partnerships with K-12 schools, development of novel assessment tools, community college biology teaching, cognitive psychology research
Origin, distribution and affinities of American scorpions. Cladistic and phenetic relationships among arthropods, especially scorpions. Arthropod bionomics (particularly of Arachnids). Evolution of morphological mechanisms of scorpions. Urban entomology. Effects of environmental disturbance on species diversity in arthropods.