PhD, University of Georgia
Postdoctoral, University of Chicago
Research Areas: Academic
As the Director of Academic Programs for the Department of Genetics, I oversee and administer undergraduate and graduate academic programs including enrollment management, course offerings, academic budgets and student advising.
The Department of Genetics has offered graduate degrees and courses for over fifty years. At the undergraduate level, we provide instruction in principles of genetics for all of the life sciences programs. An undergraduate Genetics Minor was established in 1988 and is the most highly subscribed minor at NC State University with 100-150 graduates each year. I serve as the Director of Graduate Programs, Undergraduate Coordinator and Undergraduate Minor Advisor. In these roles I work with Genetics faculty to provide a quality education to undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom and research programs, help graduate students navigate their programs and advise undergraduate students interested in genetics.
I co-teach GN 850, Ethics and Professionalism, to graduate students from Genetics, Genomic Sciences and other programs. Topics include the role of the scientist in society, ethical theory, data acquisition and ownership, scientific misconduct, authorship, peer review, conflicts of interest and commitment, intellectual property, ethics of teaching and mentoring, ethical treatment of animal and human subjects, ethics of genetics research, job hunting and interviewing.