Current courses offered: 


Mycology, Botany 461/561, Oregon State University:

Broad taxonomic survey of the fungi and their biology. Examines fungal life histories, systematics, ecology, and genetics, as well as ethnomycology. Introduces approaches to mycology in the field, including collection and preparation of specimens.


 Population Genomics Biological Data Sciences 477/577, Oregon State University:

Enables translation of fundamental knowledge in genetics and genomics to the study of evolution and gene function in populations. Applies skills in computational biology to process, analyze, and draw conclusions from genomic datasets at the population and ecosystem level.


Previous Courses taught:

  • Mycology, Duke University, Fall 2016
  • Botany 105 Teaching Assistant, Humboldt State University, Fall 2012
  • Field Fungal Biology Workshops, United States, Guyana, Cameroon
  • Mentoring several undergraduate and graduate students, references available on request

My teaching philosophy results from my past interactions with students in several diverse settings, see photos below!

The next generation of mycologists learning Fungal Biology at NC Forest Days, Durham, NC, November 2013
Guyanese students survey fresh fungal diversity, Iwokrama, Guyana, May 2011


Giving a lecture on fungal biology to Cameroonian students, Dja Forest Reserve, Cameroon, September 2017
Duke Mycology Fall 2016









Professional development

I am committed life long learning and active engagement in professional development. I have formal training in effective visual and auditory presentation formatting. I hold a Certificate in College Teaching (CCT) from Duke University which includes extensive evaluation and feedback on effective in-classroom teaching techniques. To build  stay up to date with current research I maintain a presence on LinkedIn, Research Gate, ScoopIt and Twitter. Additionally, I had the chance to lead and communicate with many diverse personality types when I helped initiate and later chaired the Mycological Society of America Student Section. I plan to continue these efforts to develop myself professionally and become an engaging instructor and mentor for my future students.