Shannon Seidel

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Biology at Pacific Lutheran University


Degree: Biological Sciences, PhD.

What are they up to now? 

Shannon is still at Pacific Lutheran University. There she is currently instructing Biology. Recently she was awarded to accolades. The first being the 2018 PLU Spirit of Diversity Award. The second being the National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant to help support “Building Capacity to prepare STEM majors to Become STEM Educators.


  • Seidel, S.B., Reggi, Amanda L., Schinske, Jeffrey N., Burrus, Laura W., and Tanner, K.D. Beyond the Biology: A Systematic Investigation of Noncontent Instructor Talk in an Introductory Biology Course. CBE: Journal of Life Sciences Education, 14, 1-14, (2015). pdf
  • Seidel, S.B. and Tanner, K.D. “What if students revolt?” – Considering Student Resistance: Origins, Options, and Opportunities for Investigation. CBE: Journal of Life Science Education, 12, 586-595, (2013). pdf