My primary teaching responsibility, until I took on my current administrator position, was BIOS 2110: Human Anatomy. I taught this survey anatomy course for majors and non-majors 23 times in 18 years and instructed over 5,000 undergraduate students.

My other main assignment was BIOS 6330: Professional Development for BIOS Graduate Students, a course for graduate students on career preparation and scholarship.


Other courses I taught included BIOS 5740: Developmental Biology, BIOS 597: Developmental Aspects of the Chemical Senses, and BIOS 497: Developmental Neurobiology.  


As Associate Dean of the Graduate College, my duties are varied and center on supporting graduate education and facilitating graduate student success.


I coordinate the university-wide Interdisciplinary Studies Doctorate program, provide oversight of the research ethics requirement for graduate students, develop resources for advising and mentoring graduate students, provide leadership in the graduate curricular process, serve as academic advisor for non-degree seeking students, and perform "other duties as assigned" (which everyone knows is the majority of the things we do daily). I am honored to serve as a resource for graduate students, faculty, and staff at WMU.

Western Michigan University

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