Positions

Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Institutional Research
Office of the Provost
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Senior Associate Director
Center for Educational Outreach
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Professor
School of Health Professions
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Editorial Director
BioEd Online
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Education

PhD from Rice University
Biology
MS from Instituto Nacional De Investigaciones Sobre Recursos Bioticos
Biotic Resources
BA from University Of Wisconsin, Madison
Botany

Honors & Awards

Science Prize for Online Resources in Education, awarded to BioEd 2010 Online and K8 Science websites
The Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Presidential Award for Excellence 2009 in Education
2018 Elected Fellow

Professional Statement

My goals as a scientist and educator are to: contribute to the improvement of the quality of science and health teaching and learning at all educational levels; develop scientists’ abilities to communicate with the general public and to teach science more effectively to students of all ages; contribute to the development of a more scientifically literate population; and promote access to careers in science, medicine and the health professions.

Through Baylor’s Center for Educational Outreach and BioEd Online as well as collaborations with NASA, the Houston Independent School district and many others, my focus is primarily on achieving these goals in kindergarten through college by creating curriculum, teacher development programs, and other resources that enhance science education locally and nationally.

I am currently principal investigator of science education partnerships funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award program of the Office of the Director.

Most recently, as Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Institutional Research, I have expanded my focus to encompass faculty development at the graduate and professional levels with the goal of helping all Baylor faculty attain their goals related to teaching, scholarship, leadership and service.