Predation and prey dispersal across habitat types: patch- specific predation of juvenile fish on meiofauna prey in a sandy stream.
Adjunct faculty, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Biology 101 “Introductory Biology”
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Biology 100 “Introductory Biology for Majors”
University of Maryland, Elevate Fellowship, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center
Co-PI with Francisca Saavedra. “Redesign of BSCI 106” $10,000
The purpose of this grant is to help redesign the Principles of Biology II-BSCI 106 course by incorporating active learning strategies and developing work through collaborative effort of the 106 faculty that all faculty teaching 106 will be able to use.
Launch UM Crowdfunding, College Park Alumni Association, $4025
Leadership team of Terp and Eagle Science Club (TESC) crowdfunding effort to support weekly STEM tutoring at a local Title 1 elementary school.
Presentations and Publications
Presented a poster at POGIL Conference, Allentown, PA
“ Course redesign: BSCI106 Principles of Biology: Ecology, Evolution and Diversity” research data collected in Spring 2015 BSCI 106 classes.(Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning)
Presented a poster at NARST 2016 Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) “Assessing the Use of Small-Group, Active Engagement Exercises and Peer Evaluation in Introductory Biology Courses”
Presented an invited poster in Arlington, VA at NSF’s Reinvention Center 2016 National Conference Poster Session. “BSCI160 Course Redesign and Classroom Demographics”
Presented a poster and talk at The Biology Leadership Conference in Tuscon, AZ “Using Undergraduate Learning Assistants in the Classroom with Peer Evaluation”
Attending and presenting “Learning Activities Using ULAs” at the National Conference of Advanced POGIL Practitioners in Allentown, PA.
Attending STEM teaching workshop at the Carl Weiman Summer Institute in Stanford, CA.
Submitted. Marcia Shofner and Gili Marbach-Ad. "Group Activity To Enhance Student
Collaboration, Graph Interpretation And Peer Evaluation In Large Enrollment
Classroom” to the Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education
iUse Fellow-active learning and metacognition
Biology education class research and active learning; Introductory biology course development/ innovations; peer evaluation methods. Ecology/biology of freshwater invertebrates, interactions of meiofauna with stream community members (fish), specifically using meiofauna to answer ecological questions in freshwater systems. Stream ecology. Tardigrade ecology/biology.