Teaching experience

Current teaching responsibilities, University of Portsmouth

  • Biodiversity and Evolution (level 4). Origin of Life, introduction to systematics and phylogeny, introduction to evolution, origin of the vertebrate skeleton. Module contributor (osteology, tetrapods, fossils, early vertebrates) (2022 - present), with Frank Schubert and David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth (England, UK), School of the Environment, Geography and Geological Sciences.

  • Early Vertebrate Evolution (level 5). Early evolution of major vertebrate groups (e.g., fish, amphibians), the rise of tetrapods (emphasis on non-dinosaurian reptiles) and secondary aquatic adaptations in reptiles. Module coordinator (2021 - present), with David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth (England, UK), School of the Environment, Geography and Geological Sciences.

  • Dinosaurs and Mammals (level 6). Origin, diversity, anatomy, and systematics of dinosaurs and mammals; Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. Module coordinator (2021 - present), with David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth (England, UK), School of the Environment, Geography and Geological Sciences.

 

Previous teaching responsibilities, University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan, USA (2018-2021)

  • Current Topics in Biology (non-majors). Introduction to major topics in the biosciences (e.g., anatomy, evolution), with emphasis on current topics (e.g., conservation biology, cancer biology). Course leader (2018, 2019), University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan, USA), Biology Department.

  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (upper level course). Anatomical and physiological adaptations in different groups of vertebrates. Emphasis on adaptations for flight, swimming, running etc. Course leader (2019, 2020), University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan, USA), Biology Department.

  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Laboratory (upper level lab). Microscopic and gross anatomy of selected vertebrate specimens, with emphasis on dissections. Course leader (2019, 2020), University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan, USA), Biology Department.

  • Evolution (upper level course). Evidence for and mechanisms of evolution (e.g., fossil record, biogeography, population genetics). History of the biosphere (major evolutionary events, mass extinctions etc.). Course leader (2019, 2020), University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan, USA), Biology Department.

  • Human Anatomy (upper level course). Human gross anatomy: musculoskeletal, integumentary, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, and digestive systems. Course leader (2019), University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan, USA), Biology Department.

  • Human Anatomy Laboratory (upper level lab). Human anatomy lab (human cadavers), microscopy and gross anatomy dissections. Course leader (2019), University of Detroit Mercy (Michigan, USA), Biology Department.​