- Ph.D., Exercise Physiology; Kent State University
- M.S., Exercise Physiology; Cleveland State University
- B.S., Exercise Science; Bowling Green State University
- Postdoctoral Scholar, biology education research
- Ph.D. in behavioral neuroendocrinology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- B.A. in Biology, Earlham College
Hi! I teach biology, primarily Anatomy and Physiology. I carry out behavioral neuroendocrinology research (hormones on the brain and behavior) in rats. I am particularly interested in the role of steroid hormones in social and sexual behaviors, as well as the neuropeptides vasopressin and oxytocin in social behaviors. I also carry out pedagogy research on how students learn. I grew up in Madison, WI and got my B.A. from Earlham College, a school about the same size as Ripon. I got my MS and PhD from UW-Madison in behavioral neuroendocrinology, did a postdoc in biology education research, then taught for two years at Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington. I currently live in Ripon with my husband, two kids, two dogs, and chickens. I am a runner and hope to get back into triathlons soon (I am a 2x Ironman).
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota
- B.A., Macalester College
I study animal cognition and neuroscience. My courses focus around these two areas as well and include: Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensation and Perception, Drugs and Society, and Inside the Animal Mind. My lab tests a number of species including rats and dogs. We love trying to understand what animals are thinking! Outside of the college, I spend time with my own animals and enjoy performing in community theater.
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota
- B.S., University of Northern Iowa
I am an Associate Professor of Chemistry with a particular focus on organic synthesis. I teach Organic Chemistry courses along with Catalyst 120. I enjoy mentoring research students in the development of new methods for the synthesis of pharmaceutically-relevant molecules.
- Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute (formerly Children’s Memorial Research Center), Chicago, Illinois
- Ph.D., Northwestern University
- B.A., Lake Forest College
I am a developmental biologist interested in how cartilage cells get their shape. My lab studies this using zebrafish as a model system for human facial birth defects. I teach Introductory Biology, Scientific Writing and Communication, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, and Cancer Biology.
- Ph.D., Sociology, North Carolina State University
- M.A., Sociology (minor in Appalachian Studies), Appalachian State University
- B.A., Sociology, University of North Carolina-Asheville
I am a qualitative sociologist who studies social inequalities, the sociology of health and illness, as well as the sociology of jobs and work. In my spare time, I also like to scout thrift stores, flea markets, and antique stores for quirky collectibles. I’ve combined these interests in my most recent research project, which focuses on how and why some people collect contemptible collectibles or racist objects from the past.
I teach classes on social inequalities, medical sociology, death and dying, as well as sociology through film and research methods, among others.
- Ph.D., analytical chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- B.A., chemistry, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota