Below are descriptions of Kevin’s teaching experiences.
Adjunct Faculty - Minnesota State University Moorhead: Kevin was the lead instructor for the ‘Biotechniques: Nucleic Acids and Bioinformatics’ course at North Hennepin Community College Satellite Program. He designed and implemented a research-based curriculum for upper division students focusing on latest tools and techniques in genetics and genomics, including next generation sequencing (DNAseq and RNAseq). Download student evaluations for Kevin from BCBT 461 here.
Graduate TA - University of Minnesota: During his PhD, Kevin taught 4 discussion/lab sections for ‘Foundations of Biology’, leading weekly classroom and lab activities through a semester long yeast-2 hybrid based screen in C. elegans. He won the UMN College of Biological Sciences Outstanding Performance Award for TAs. Download student evaluations for Kevin from Biol 2004 here. Later, he was a teaching assistant for the ‘Applied Biostatistics’ course taught by Fumi Katagiri, where he provided in-class support and office hours for this R-based biostatistics course.
High School Science Teacher - Teach For America: After his bachelors, Kevin was selected from approximately 25,000 applicants nationwide to join the national teacher corps of recent college graduates and professionals who commit two years to teach in under-resourced public schools. Over two years, he taught physical science, biology, and AP environmental science. Designed and implemented water quality project for cross-curricular study of local and global water issues. Kevin worked with district partners to obtain funding for student computer lab and testing equipment for use in science courses. He engaged in professional development activities, including seminars, discussion groups, workshops, readings, and learning teams specific to my teaching license area. Kevin was also a JV and Varsity football coach.
Undergraduate TA - University of Minnesota General College: During his time as an undergrad, Kevin was a lab/field teaching assistant for ‘Ecological Evaluation of Environmental Issues’ with Jay Hatch. He led lab and field sections for 120 students over 6 semesters. This course included evaluating student-collected data on water quality issues, invertebrate populations in local streams, and fish population dynamics.