TIBBS Career Networking Lunch with Dr. Jory Weintraub: Careers in Science Outreach

Posted: 08.22.13

by Rebecca Bauer Biography: Jory Weintraub, PhD, is Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), a non-profit science center that is jointly operated by Duke University, UNC, and North Carolina State University and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Weintraub graduated from UNC with a Ph.D. in …read more

Career Networking Lunch with Dr. Dana Peles: Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted: 08.13.13

by Megan Meyer Biography: Dr. Dana Peles works for Stiefel, serving as an analytical representative for the dry skin franchise.  Stiefel is a global dermatological pharmaceutical company and was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in July 2009. Dr. Peles obtained her PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from Duke University in 2009 and was a North Carolina Biotechnology Center …read more

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 8 | Teaching Statements and Portfolios: Preparing for the Job Market and Beyond

Posted: 07.29.13

By Rebecca Bauer Biography: Dr. Brian Rybarczyk is the Director of Academic and Professional Development for the Graduate School at UNC Chapel Hill, where he coordinates professional development and academic training for graduate students. Dr. Rybarczyk received a Ph.D. in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine from the University of Rochester. Following graduate school, Dr. Rybarczyk was …read more

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 7 | Teaching Our First Undergraduate Course

Posted: 07.29.13

by Dana Walsh SPIRE Fellows Panel: Victoria Newton, Ph.D., Current SPIRE Fellow Christina Swanson, Ph.D., Current SPIRE Fellow Shannon Jones, Ph.D., Current SPIRE Fellow Jason Andrus, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Meredith College (Previous SPIRE Fell0w) Kim Monahan, Ph.D., Instructor of Biology at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Previous SPIRE Fell0w) Summary: Former …read more

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 6 | Responding to Feedback

Posted: 07.28.13

by Megan Meyer Biography: Dr. Donna Bailey is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Nursing at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the School of Nursing as well as a master’s degree from The University of South Carolina. Additionally, Dr. Bailey works …read more

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 5 | Interactive Undergraduate Laboratories

Posted: 07.28.13

Dr. Johnson discussed how undergraduate laboratory classes are often in a “cookbook” format in which students perform an experiment where the hypothesis, procedure, and sometimes even the expected results are given to them. This makes the lab boring and gives students an unrealistic impression of true scientific research. Instead, he promotes an inquiry-based approach, in which you, the instructor, can take a traditional “cookbook” lab and re-formulate it to get the students asking questions and making conclusions from the data they generate.

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 4 | Managing the Classroom: Maintaining Attention and Appropriate Interaction

Posted: 07.28.13

by Rebecca Bauer Biography: Todd Zakrajsek, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Zakrajsek received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Ohio University. He moved to Southern Oregon University, where he was a tenured associate professor in the psychology department and founded the …read more

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 3 | Learning Assessment

Posted: 07.19.13

by Megan Meyer Biography: Ed Neal obtained his PhD in Adult and Higher Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as the Director of Faculty Development at UNC-Chapel Hill, working in a variety of disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, STEM disciplines, dentistry, and nursing. After retiring in 2008, Dr …read more

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 2 | Designing a Syllabus

Posted: 07.01.13

by Megan Meyer Biography: Dr. Coble is a lecturer for the Biology Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her MS in Biomedical Science from The University of California at San Francisco and her PhD in Science Education from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, she teaches …read more

2013 TIBBS Certificate in Teaching Summer Series Session 1 | Kickoff Workshop on Active Learning

Posted: 06.26.13

by Rebecca Bauer Biographies: Dr. Richard Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Felder received a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University and has been a faculty member at N.C. State since 1969. He is an author on over 200 papers on chemical process …read more

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