About me


Associate Professor
Biology Department
Augustana University
2001 S Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Phone 605.274.5525
Froiland Science Center, room 221

I am fascinated by molecular genetics and the molecular underpinnings of the cell. I love to bring authentic research into my classes and inclusive excellence into both teaching and research. In addition to molecular genetics laboratory research, I actively pursue pedagogical research in my undergraduate classes in order to understand how service learning contributes to students’ science identity, sense of belonging, and learning. I enjoy bringing my Augustana students to visit K-12 classrooms. Please contact me if you are a K-12 teacher who would like us to visit your classroom.