SEPAL Alumni – Visiting Scholar

Julia Smith, 2018, 2009-10

smith@hnu.edu

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Professor of Biological Science, Holy Names University

What are you up to now professionally? 

I’m teaching

What do you continue to use most from your time at SEPAL? 

5E model

Corin Gray, 2017-18

cowhite@csumb.edu 

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Curriculum Associate, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

What are you up to now professionally? 

My work aims to make undergraduate research more accessible and approachable for all students through increasing the number of course-based undergraduate research experiences and facilitating a professional development curriculum for undergraduate researchers.

What do you continue to use most from your time at SEPAL? 

Activities such as think-pair-share and a literature jigsaw. I’ve also adapted the science spotlight assignment that was presented at SEPAL.

Katherine Farrar, 2017-2018

Katherine.m.farrar@gmail.com

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Pedagogy and Assessment Specialist at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

What are you up to now professionally? 

I work with faculty, students, and staff to deepen our commitment to and practice of creating humanizing, equitable learning experiences for all members of our community to thrive.

What do you continue to use most from your time at SEPAL? 

So many things! One that stands out are practices from: Structure Matters: Twenty-One Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Engagement and Cultivate Classroom Equity. I also carry with me the incredible friendships I formed with fellow equity-minded scientist educators.

Amy Beadles-Boling, 2016-17

beadlesb@up.edu

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Lecturer of Biology at University of Portland

Molly Schrey, 2014-15

molly.schrey@westvalley.edu

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Full-time Biology Instructor at West Valley College

What are you up to now professionally? 

In addition to full-time teaching, continuing to learn best practices of online teaching, mentoring current and future teachers, working with our embedded tutoring program and continuing my professional education.

What do you continue to use most from your time at SEPAL? 

I remember a community of peer educators dedicated to the craft of teaching who were positively supportive and encouraging.

Karen Erickson, 2013-14

ericksonkaren@fhda.edu

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Full-time, Tenured Faculty (Professor), Biology Department, Foothill College

What are you up to now professionally? 

Teaching biology majors cell and molecular biology, learning how to improve online versions of my class using equity and active-learning skills from SEPAL!

What do you continue to use most from your time at SEPAL? 

5E approach to course material, whether lecture or lab, online or f2f

Allison Busch, 2006-2008

akb@allisonbusch.com

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Photographer and Owner, Allison Busch Photography

What are you up to now professionally? 

I’m wrapping up on my 10th year of owning a small creative business, doing portraits, lifestyle, and brand photography around the Bay Area. I started mentoring fellow photographers this year and plan to launch my first photography course in early 2022!

What do you continue to use most from your time at SEPAL? 

SEPAL (and especially Kimberly!) helped me hone my communication skills in ways that apply in any professional situation. I’m a better professional because of it!

Jeff Schinske, 2005-2007

schinskejeff@fhda.edu

Current Position, Title, & Institution

Biology Professor, Foothill College

What are you up to now professionally? 

I teach community college anatomy and physiology, conduct biology education research, and co-edit the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education.

What do you continue to use most from your time at SEPAL? 

I most of all continue to draw from the relationships with current and former SEPAL members, which have grown into numerous fruitful collaborations.