Dr. Jacqueline S. McLaughlin

Contact:

Phone: (610) 285-5109
Fax: (610) 285-5220
E-mail: jshea@psu.edu

Jacqueline S. McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Founding Director, CHANCE
National Academies Jefferson Science Fellow

CHANCE
Past Field Courses

Mission Statement

To encourage the use of research as the integral component of science education in all learning environments.

Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology
Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)

M.S. Cell and Developmental Biology
Florida State University

B.A. Biology
New College

Jacqueline McLaughlin, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biology at Penn State University-Lehigh Valley where she has been educating undergraduates both formally (classroom) and informally (in the field) for over 25 years. Her research evaluates the integration of high-impact teaching and learning practices into the biology curriculum. To her credit, she is the Founding Director of Connecting Humans and Nature through Conservation Experiences (CHANCE), Penn State’s award-winning environmental education program – a distinctive model which combines study abroad with undergraduate research in environmental sustainability. She has served as an appointed Visiting Professor at Jiangnan University, Wuxi China; Jefferson Science Fellow to the U.S. Department of State; Embassy Science Fellow to the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania; and now serves as a Special Counselor to the Vice-Rector of Research at the University of Bucharest, Romania. Presently, Dr. McLaughlin is trailblazing a new area of research – benefits of international CUREs (Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience) in short-term study abroad instruction.

View Dr. McLaughlin's Penn State's Biography

View Dr. McLaughlin's Jefferson Science Fellowship Biography


Awards and Honors

Dr. McLaughlin has graciously accepted numerous awards at the local, state, and national levels for excellence in the professional development of science teachers, international programming and education, and undergraduate biology teaching and learning.

HONORS, AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS

2021 Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Bucharest, Romania
2020 Embassy Science Fellowship, U.S. Department of State
2019 Meritorious Honor Award, U.S. Department of State
Jefferson Science Fellow, U.S. National Academies of Sciences
2018 Teaching Excellence Award, Penn State Lehigh Valley
2017 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Citation, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Higher Education Educator of the Year, North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
2015 Outstanding Contribution in Research and/or Service, Penn State Lehigh Valley
Penn State W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award, The Pennsylvania State University
2013 Penn State Award for Community Engagement and Scholarship, Penn State Outreach
2012 Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award, Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Education.
2010 David A. Portlock Outstanding International Educator Award, Pennsylvania Council for International Education
2010 Spirit of Internationalization Award, The Pennsylvania State University, Office of Global Programs
2007 Outstanding Research and/or Creative Accomplishment Award, Penn State Lehigh Valley
2005 Bringing the World to Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Council of International Education (PaCIE)
2003 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Pennsylvania State University
2002 Penn State Teaching and Learning Consortium Teaching and Learning Hall of Fame, The Pennsylvania State University
2001 Alumni Award: Outstanding Teacher, Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College
Four-Year College and University Outstanding Teacher Award, National Association of Biology Teachers
Student Appreciation and Recognition Award (S.A.R.A.), Penn State Lehigh Valley
1998 Teaching Excellence Award, Penn State Lehigh Valley
1996 Student Appreciation and Recognition Award (S.A.R.A.), Penn State Lehigh Valley
1988 Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM) Training Fellowship, Rutgers University
1986 Summer Research Scholarship, University of Baltimore/Jones Institute of Reproductive Biology
1982 Summer Scholarship in Electron Microscopy Training, Duke University
1981 Summer Scholarship in Biochemistry, Drexel University
1978 New College Four-year Foundation Scholarship, New College


Research Scholarship

Dr. McLaughlin’s research interests hold true to her endless passion for teaching itself: (1) the utilization of authentic research in undergraduate biology education; (2) building pedagogical and mentoring frameworks that help biology faculty transform learning environments into authentic research experiences; and, (3) creating and assessing international programs that are interdisciplinary and effectively teach conservation through field research.



Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Smith, M.A., Olimpo, J.T., Santillan, K.A., & McLaughlin, J.S. (2022). Addressing Foodborne illness in Cote d’Ivoire: Connecting the classroom to the community through a non-majors Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education,23(1): 1-9

McLaughlin, J. S., Perry, G., Manuel, K.B., Soluri, K.S. & Hebbeler, A.M. (2021). The U.S. Embassy Science Fellows program: implementations and impacts. Science & Diplomacy, 10 (3): Fall 2021 (online).

McLaughlin, J.S. (2021) Teaching environmental sustainability while transforming study abroad. Sustainability, 13(1): 1-13.

McLaughlin, J. S., Patel, M. & Slee, J. B. (2020). A CURE using cell culture-based research enhances career-ready skills in undergraduates. Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), 4(2): 49-52.

Sheherbano, H., Babar, Z., Hadid, J. & McLaughlin, J. S. (2020). Coating polyurethane with palmitoleic acid and bovine serum albumin to prevent the host response to foreign materials. American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16 (4): 5-14.

Slee, J. B. & McLaughlin, J. S. (2019). Making it Stick: A CURE Designed to introduce students to the scientific process and the host response to foreign materials. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (BAMBed), 47(4): 417-425.

McLaughlin, J. S., Patel, M. A., Johnson, D. K. & de la Rosa, C. L. (2018). The impact of a short- term study abroad program that offers a course-based undergraduate research experience and conservation activities. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, XXX (3): 100- 118.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Patel, M. (2017). An authentic research experience for undergraduates in the developmental biology and physiology laboratory using the chick embryonic heart. The American Biology Teacher. 79(8), 645-653.

McLaughlin, J. S., Favre, D. E., Weinstein, S. E., & Goedhart, C. M. (2017). The impact of a four-step laboratory pedagogical framework on biology students' perceptions of laboratory skills, knowledge, and interest in research. Journal of College Science Teaching, 47(1), 83-91.

Goudsouzian, L. K., McLaughlin, J. S., & Slee, J. B. (2017). Using yeast to make scientists: A six-week self-guided research project for the cell biology classroom. CourseSource, 1-10.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Coyle, M. S. (2016). Increasing authenticity and inquiry in the cell and molecular biology laboratory. The American Biology Teacher, 78(6), 492-501.

Goedhart, C. M., & McLaughlin, J. S. (2016). Student scientists: transforming the undergraduate research laboratory into a research environment. The American Biology Teacher, 78(6), 502-508.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Metz, A. S. (2016). Vision and Change: Why it matters? The American Biology Teacher, 78(6), 456-462.

Gonzalez, S. M., Afzal, F. I., & McLaughlin, J. S. (2015). Direct and indirect effects of pseudoephedrine on the intrinsic conduction system of the embryonic chicken heart. American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 12(3), 53-62.

Adams, T. M., Anwar, R., Mfarej, M. G., Rundatz, T., & McLaughlin, J. S. (2015). Nutritional stress of cultured Vero Cells causes altered growth and morphology as seen in neoplastic transformation. American Journal of Undergraduate Research, 12(3), 63-76.

McLaughlin, J. S., Cheng, X., & Liu, H. (2012). Using field research in China as a catalyst for effectively promoting global environmental awareness and stewardship. Biology International

McLaughlin, J. S., & Munsell, D. (2011). Evolving on-line pedagogy: developing research-based multimedia learning tools for the high school and undergraduate biology 'classroom'. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD), 2(1), 1-20.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2010). Re-imagining new programs and pedagogical tools for the 21st century classroom: blending research with teaching. Educause Review, 33(1).

McLaughlin, J. S., & Seaquist, S. (2008). Using a virtual tissue culture system to assist students in understanding life at the cellular level. The American Biology Teacher, 70(7), 415-420.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Arbeider, D. A. (2008). Evaluating multimedia-learning tools based on authentic research data that teach biology concepts and environmental stewardship. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education., 8(1), 1-19.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Johnson, D. K. (2006). Assessing the "Field Course Experiential Learning Model": Transforming collegiate short-term study abroad Experiences into Rich Learning environments. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 13, 65-85.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2006). The CHANCE Program - Promoting Learning for Teachers and Students Through Experiences and Inquiry. The American Biology Teacher, 68(4), 17-24.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2006). Using technology to blend teaching and basic research. The Science Teacher 73(8), 48-53.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Zervanos, S. M. (2003). Teaching biodiversity and evolution through travel course experiences. The Journal of College Science Teaching, 65, 683-688.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2001). Breaking out of the box: Teaching biology with web-based active learning modules. The American Biology Teacher, 64, 110-115.

Doane, D. J., McLaughlin, J. S., Ting, W., & Birk, D. E. (1996). Spatial and temporal variations in extracellular matrix of periocular and corneal regions during corneal stromal development. Experimental Eye Research, 62.

McLaughlin, J. S., Linsenmayer, T. F., & Birk, D. E. (1989). Type V collagen synthesis and deposition by chicken corneal fibroblasts in vitro. Journal of Cell Science, 94, 371-79.

Refereed Parts of Books

McLaughlin, J. S., & Baker, R. M. (2013). Environmental Science Education in the 21st Century: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities both Globally and at Home through Online Multimedia Innovation. In M. Thomas, (Ed.), Pedagogical Considerations and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning on the Web. [A volume in the Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.] (pp. 235-254). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2012). CHANCE Program in China: Transforming Students into 'Global-Minded' Scientific Investigators and Citizens. In Diana Oblinger (Ed.), Game Changers: Education and Information Technology (pp. 313-321). Washington D.C.: EDUCAUSE.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Fadigan, K. A. (2010). The CHANCE (Connecting Humans and Nature Through Conservation Experiences) Program: Transitioning from Simple Inquiry-based Learning to Professional Science Practice. In Robert E. Yager (Ed.), Exemplary Science Programs: Science for Resolving Societal Challenges (pp. 83-109). Arlington, Virginia: NSTA Press.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2010). Multimedia Learning Tool that allows High School Teachers and Their Students to Engage in Scientific Research. In J. Yamamoto, C. Penny, J. Leight, & S. Winterton (Eds.), Technology Leadership in Teacher Education: Integrated Solutions and Experiences (pp. 185202). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Peer-reviewed/refereed.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

McLaughlin, J. S., Favre, D. E., Weinstein, S. E., & Goedhart, C. M. (2016). "Authentic Research Experience in the Introductory Biology Laboratory Improves Student Perception of Laboratory Skills, Knowledge and Interest in Scientific Research." Proceedings of the 2016 National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Research Symposium, (pp. 1-20 online). Denver, CO. NABT.

McLaughlin, J. S., Fadigan, K. A., & Munsell, D. S. (Illinois Institute of Technology). (January 5, 2011). “’Blending "Open' Inquiry-based Learning with Teaching in Embedded International Field-Courses: Extension of the Field Course Experiential Learning Model," Hawaii International Conference on Education HICE). 2011 HICE Conference Proceedings, (pp. 2265-2273), Honolulu, Hawaii. Pepperdine University, University of Louisville, Hong Kong Teacher's Association, California State University.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Goedhart, C. M. (2015). An Educative Mentoring Framework to Transform the Undergraduate Biology Lab Experience. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Mentoring Conference, The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. (pp. 1-12). Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico.

Jeyaretnam, V. (Student Author), & McLaughlin, J. S. (2013). In Haiduke Sarafian (Ed.), "Chronotropic Effects of Select Cardiovascular Drugs on the Developing Vertebrate Heart." 2012 John T. and Paige S. Smith Undergraduate Research Symposium Proceedings. 5, (pp. 1-6). York, PA: Penn State York.

McLaughlin, J. S., & Johnson, K. D. (2006). In R. N. Johnson and R.J. Stoller, editors (Eds.), "The Costa Rica Experience: Learning about Biodiversity in a Rich Contextual Environment." Proceedings of the Third Schreyer National Conference. 3, (pp. 213-233). State College, PA. Penn State Schreyer College.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2000). In C.A. Goldman (Ed.), "The Botany Field Site (WWW): A Herbarium Project and a Guide Through the Northeastern Deciduous Forest." Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Proceedings of the 21st Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). 21, (pp. 472-473). Lincoln, NE: ABLE.

McCain, E. R., & McLaughlin, J. S. (1999). In C.A. Goldman (Ed.), "Developmental and Physiological Aspects of the Chicken Embryonic Heart." Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). 20, (pp. 85-100). Tallahassee, FL: ABLE.

McLaughlin, J. S., & McCain, E. R. (1998). In C.A. Goldman (Ed.), "In Vivo and in Vitro Development of the Chicken Heart." Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Proceedings of the 19th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). 19, (pp. 331-332). ABLE.

Non-refereed Journal Articles

Goedhart, C. M., & McLaughlin, J. S. (Co-Author, 50%) (2015). Overcoming the barrier to implementing authentic research experiences through faculty mentorship (editorial). CBE—Life Sciences Education (LSE) 14(2), 2.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2009). In tribute to my mentors (editorial). The American Biology Teacher. 71(3), 134-136.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2008). The kingdom fungi, food chains, and plastic pollution (editorial).  The American Biology Teacher. 70(4), 201.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2006). A gentle reminder that a hypothesis is never proven correct nor is a theory ever proven to be true (editorial). The Journal of College Science Teaching 36(1), 60-62.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2004). Classrooms without walls (editorial). The Journal of College Science Teaching. 34(4), 5-6.

Magazine/Trade Publication

McLaughlin, J. S. (2010). "Undergrads take on environmental problems in China." International Mosaic Magazine., 14(2). State College, PA: Penn State Global Programs.

McLaughlin, J. S., Tzafaras, N., & McCollough, J. D. (2008). "Designing an interdisciplinary short-term program in China." International Educator., 17(2), (pp. 65-70). Washington, D.C.: NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2005). "Classrooms without walls: a banana plantation, a turtle nest, and the random fallen tree (editorial)." International Educator Magazine., 14(1), (pp. 52-54). Washington D.C.: NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2000). "Coaching biology students into web-based active learning." Strategies for Success., 33, (pp. 6-7). Pearson Publishing, Inc.

McLaughlin, J. S. (1998). "Experimentation and the web." Strategies for Success., 28, (pp. 7). Pearson Publishing, Inc.

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

McLaughlin, J. S. (2006). "A Reflection on Interdependence." Preparing Students for Democratic Citizenship in an Interdependent World., 1, (pp. 1). State College, PA: Penn State Global Programs.

New Media

Mclaughlin, J. S. (2020). “Developing Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences.” The Pennsylvania State University, Undergraduate Research and Fellowship Mentoring Office website, https://urfm.psu.edu/mentors/developing-course-based-undergraduate-research-experiences.

Mclaughlin, J. S. (Editor) (2014-present). Penn State CHANCE Website. State College, PA: The Pennsylvania State University. Penn State online educational website, www.chancepsu.org.

*McLaughlin, J. S., O'Neil, R., Clark, D. A., & Alley, R. B. (2010). In McLaughlin, J. S. (Eds.), "Global Warming: Turning Up the Heat." CHANCE Multimedia-Based Research Module, Penn State CHANCE Program. State College, PA: Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology. Instructional Designers: Patrick Besong and Zak Zidak

*McLaughlin, J. S., Kepner, S. J., Polignone, J., Yerkes, P. S., Eckert, K. L., & Eckert, S. A. (2009). "The Biology and Plight of the Leatherback." CHANCE Multimedia-Based Research Module, Penn State CHANCE Program. State College, PA: Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology.Web Design: Patrick BeSong and Daniel Arbeider

*McLaughlin, J. S. (2008). "Raptor Migration: Local, Cooperative and Global." CHANCE Multimedia-Based Research Module, Penn State CHANCE Program. State College, PA: Penn State Royer Center. Instructional Designers: Daniel Arbeider and Pavlo Dmytrenko

*McLaughlin, J. S., Paukovitch, J., Goodenow, G., Crump, M., & Relyea, R. M. (2007). In McLaughlin, J. S. (Eds.), "Amphibians as Indicators of Environmental Change." CHANCE Multimedia-Based Research Module, Penn State CHANCE Program. (pp. online). State College, PA: Penn State Royer Center. Web Design: Daniel Arbeider, Pavlo Dmytrenko

*McLaughlin, J. S., Gover, A. E., & Hoskins, M. G. (2006). In McLaughlin, J. S. (Eds.), "Invasive Plant Species in Pennsylvania." CHANCE Multimedia-Based Research Module, Penn State CHANCE Program. State College, PA: Penn State Royer Center. Web Design: Jeffrey L. Stine and Daniel Arbeider

*McLaughlin, J. S., Lohman, R. C., & Lohmann, K. J. (2005). In McLaughlin, J. S. (Eds.), "Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation from Nest to Ocean." CHANCE Multimedia-Based Research Module, Penn State CHANCE Program. State College, PA: Penn State Royer Center. Web Design: Jeffrey Stine

*McLaughlin, J. S., Aaron, E. E., & Dugan, T. R. (2004). In McLaughlin, J. S. (Eds.), "Stratification and Biodiversity in Pennsylvania's Northeastern Deciduous Forest." CHANCE Multimedia-Based Research Module, Penn State CHANCE Program. State College, PA: Penn State Royer Center. Web Design: Jeffrey L. Stine

McLaughlin, J. S. (Story-boarder and Content Contributor) (2003). "Interactive WWW modules which supplement the textbook, Biology: Exploring Life Publishers. Exploring Life (1st Ed) by Campbell, N., Williamson, B., & Heyden, R." Biology: Exploring Life. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Publishers.

McLaughlin, J. S. (Story-boarder and Content Contributor) (2000). "Cardiovascular II: The Vascular Highway." The Biology Place. Pearson Education, Inc. http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/cardio2/intro.html

McLaughlin, J. S. (Story-boarder and Content Contributor) (1999). "Cardiovascular I: Beating heart." The Biology Place. Pearson Publishing, Inc. http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/cardio1/intro.html

McLaughlin, J. S. (Story-boarder and Content Contributor) (1998). Bicoid Gene and Drosophila Development. Interactive Study Guide CDROM, Biology, N.A Campbell, 5th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Publishing, Inc.

*Module Flash technology now obsolete; technology no longer available on WWW.

Newspapers

McLaughlin, J. S. (2008). "To really learn science, let students do research (Op/Ed)." The Morning Call. Allentown, PA. 

McLaughlin, J. S. (2008). "Pacific's plastic pollution threatens our food chain (Op/Ed)." The Morning Call. Allentown, PA.

McLaughlin, J. S. (2007). "Global warming is a theory backed by facts (Op/Ed)." The Morning Call. Allentown, PA. 

McLaughlin, J. S. (2006). "Science teachers should think outside the textbook (Op/Ed)." The Morning Call. Allentown, PA.

Peer-Reviewed Online Publication 

McLaughlin, J. S., & McCain, E. R. (2005). Development and physiological aspects of the chicken embryonic heart. BEN, National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathway for biological sciences education. (pp. online). Washington D.C.: NSF/AAAS.

Editorial Responsibilities 

Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, Editorial Board. (February 2019 - Present). https://frontiersjournal.org/index.php/Frontiers/about/editorialTeam.
The Frontiers Editorial Board, a body responsible for providing guidance to the Editor, reviewing manuscript submissions, evaluating special issue proposals, and working to promote and deliver innovative, academic content through the journal.

IK: Other Ways of Knowing (ISSN: 2377-3413), Editorial Board. (March 2015 - 2019). https://journals.psu.edu/ik/about/editorialTeam.



Service

Service to the University

Record of Committee Work

International Research Strategy Committee, Invited Member. Penn State University. (August 2021 – Present).

Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee, Co-Chair, (September 2021 – Present).

Annual Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, Penn State Regional Undergraduate Steering Committee, University College, Member. (September 2019 – Present).

Faculty Affairs Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Committee Member. (August 2010 – Present).

Undergraduate Research Strategic Planning Committee, Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education, Invited Member. Penn State University. (June 2018 – Present).

Governmental Policy Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Committee Member. (August 2018 – 2020).

Search Committee, Biology Laboratory Technician, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Member. (January 2018 - February 2018).

Annual Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, Penn State Regional Undergraduate Steering Committee, University College, Co-Chairperson. (September 2011 – 2018).

Whiting Indigenous Knowledge Research Award, The Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge. Penn State University. (August 2016 – April 2017).

LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award, Penn State University, Chairperson. (August 2015 – April 2016).

Faculty Invitational Lecture Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Committee Member. (August 2013 – April 2016).

Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley Research and Scholarship Committee, Committee Member. (August 2012 – September 2015).

Search Committee, Biology Faculty Search Committee, Penn State York, Invited Committee Member. (September 2014 – April 2015). Search for Assistant Professor of Biology.

Faculty Invitational Lecture Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Chairperson. (August 2014 – April 2015).

Global Expo, Student Services and Programs Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Committee Member. (October 2014 – November 2014).

Outreach and Engaged Scholarship Awards Committee, Office of the Vice President of Outreach, Penn State University, Chairperson. (August 2013 – April 2014).

Faculty Research and Scholarship Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley Faculty Senate, Chairperson, Elected. (August 2012 – April 2013).

Biology Program Curriculum Evaluation and Program Assessment, Penn State Biology Department Curriculum Evaluation and Program Assessment Committee, Member. (January 2011 – December 2012).

Biology Department Curriculum Evaluation and Program Assessment Committee, Penn State University, Committee Member. (August 2011 – April 2012).

Faculty Invitational Lecture Series Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Committee Member. (August 2011 – April 2012).

Faculty Research & Scholarship Committee, Chairperson, Elected. (August 2011 – April 2012).

4-Year Life Science/Biology Degree Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Co-Chairperson, (August 2011 – December 2011).

Campus Safety Advisory Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Committee Member. (January 2011 – December 2011).

Record of Administrative Support Work

AC-14 Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Member. (August – November 2021).

CHANCE, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Founding Director. (January 2004 - Present).
The development, implementation, oversight, and assessment of international field courses; creation and sustainability of all partners (over 50 governmental, non-governmental, academic and corporate partners and/or collaborators around the world); delivery of content for professional website, social media outlets, and Penn State PR offices; development of online curriculum; guide all fund-raising and networking activities; delivery of professional presentations and workshops; service/outreach activities; and, supervise committed volunteer and/or Penn State supported staff/faculty.

P & T Discipline Representative, University College, Representative. (August 2010 - Present).

Admissions Applicant Review Committee, Penn State Schreyer College, Reviewer. (November 2013 - December 2016; November 2020 – Present).

P & T Committee, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Committee Member. (September 2018 – April 2021).

Record of Contributions to the University’s Programs to Enhance Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity

Equity Action Resource Team Certified Member (EART), Penn State Affirmative Action Office, Educational Equity, and Human Resources. (November 2017 – November 2019).

Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, Penn State Commission for Women, Presidents Commissions for Equity, Appointed Committee Member. (August 2015 – August 2017).

Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, Penn State Commission for Women - Awards Committee, Presidents Commissions for Equity, Committee Member. (August 2015 – April 2016).

Assistance to Student Organizations and Activities

Penn State Undergraduate Research Exhibition, Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education, Judge. (April 2013 – Present).

 Biology Club, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Faculty Advisor. (August 2013 – May 2015).

Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities

Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge Workshop - Algae as Biofuels, PSLV/Perkiomen School, Instructor. (July 2016 – July 2018).

Open House Speaker/Panelist, Penn State Lehigh Valley Admissions Office, Presenter. (April 2010 – 2018; July 2021).

Curriculum Alignment and Development

University Shield Curriculum Review & Consultation System, Penn State University Faculty Senate, Peer Reviewer. (January 2017 – Present).

Office for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships Mentoring, Undergraduate Community of Practice – CUREs, Penn State University, Invited Facilitator (June 2020 – Present).

Service to Society

Participation in Community Affairs

Career Café, Strayer Middle School, Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Invited Presenter.  (November 27, 2018).

Annual Hawk Mountain Field Day, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, Pennsylvania, Coordinator. (Fall 2010 – 2019).

Stem Outreach Workshop: Laboratory Exercise in Cell Counting and Staining, Penn Ridge High School, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Invited Instructor. (October 30, 2018).

East Penn School District School District Science Curriculum and Instruction Review Board, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Science Curriculum & Instruction Advisor, (January 2012 – December 2012).

Service to Governmental Agencies at the International, Federal, State, or Local Levels

Undergraduate Research at the Capitol - PA (URC-PA), Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, State Representatives and Senators/ PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Chairperson. (August 2016 – present).

National Academy of Sciences, Jefferson Science Fellowship Program, Selection Committee, Peer-reviewer of Applicants. (December 2021).

Undergraduate Research at the Capitol - PA (URC-PA), Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, State Representatives and Senators/ PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Co-Chairperson. (August 2013 – 2016).

National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Research Rigor and Integrity Subcommittee, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Appointed Member by U.S. Department of State, Office of Science and Technology (STC) Cooperation, Washington D.C. (February 2019 - January 2020).
Provided strategic guidance and support on STEM best practices in American higher education and promoting and protecting the integrity of the U.S. science enterprise which were the key priorities of the White House Office OSTP Director, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier.

Jefferson Science Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Appointed Science Advisor to Office of Science and Technology Cooperation (STC), U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.  (February 17, 2019 – February 16, 2020).

Service to Public and Private Organizations

WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Advisory Council, DaVinci Science Center. Allentown, Pennsylvania. Invited Member.  (August 2015 - April 2016).

Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees

14th Annual Mentoring Conference Committee, University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute, Peer-reviewer of Conference Proposals. (July 2021).

2024 World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) Organizing Committee, Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), Invited Member.  (April 2019 - Present).

Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies

Special PJAS Region III Awards Committee, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Invited Chairperson. (January 2017 - Present).

PJAS Annual Region III Science Fair, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Judge. (January 2010 - 2018; 2021).

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, The Society for Science & the Public, Judge. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Invited Judge. (May 13-20, 2018).

Service to the Disciplines and to the Profession

Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees

1st CHANCE Romania Undergraduate Research Symposium, Water Issues Confronting the Danube Delta. University of Bucharest, Faculty (College) of Biology, Bucharest, Romania. (July 24, 2021).

Embassy Science Fellow (ESF) Reception, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Science and Technology Cooperation, and 26 U.S. Federal Agencies, Washington D.C.  Organizing Committee Chairperson. (September 19, 2019).

Undergraduate Research at the Capital – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) Poster Conference, Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, PA State Representatives and Senators/PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Organizing Committee Chairperson. (April 17, 2018).

Undergraduate Research at the Capital – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) Poster Conference, Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, PA State Representatives and Senators/PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Organizing Committee Chairperson. (April 25, 2017).

Undergraduate Research at the Capital – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) Poster Conference, Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, PA State Representatives and Senators/PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Organizing Committee Chairperson. (April 5, 2016).

4th Annual Poster Session and Workshop: Local to Global - Citizen Science Across Borders, NABT-Global Perspectives Committee, National Association of Biology Teachers, Denver, Colorado. Committee Chairperson. (November 5, 2016).

NABT National Professional Development Summit: SENCER - Connecting Biology Teaching to Community and Global Issues, NABT Global Perspectives Committee, National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), 2 and 4-Year College and University Sections, Providence, Rhode Island. Co-Chairperson. (November 13, 2015).

Undergraduate Research at the Capital – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) Poster Conference, Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, PA State Representatives and Senators/PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Organizing Committee Co-Chairperson.  (March 3, 2015).

3rd Annual Poster Session and Workshop: Citizen Science - Teaching Conservation, NABT Global Perspectives Committee, National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), Providence, Rhode Island. Committee Chairperson. (November 13, 2015).

 NABT National Professional Development Summit: Bridging the Gap: Implementing Vision and Change, 2 and 4-Year College and University Sections, Faculty Development Committee, Co-Chairperson. Cleveland, Ohio. Co-Chairperson. (November 14, 2014). (NSF TUES GRANT #1249774).

Undergraduate Research at the Capital – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) Poster Conference, Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, PA State Representatives and Senators/PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Organizing Committee Co-Chairperson. (March 11, 2014).

2nd Annual Poster Session and Workshop: Promoting Global Sustainability in the Teaching and Learning of Biology, NABT Global Perspectives Committee, National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT), Cleveland, Ohio. Committee Chairperson. (November 14, 2014).

NABT National Professional Development Summit: Implementing Vision and Change in the Undergraduate Biology Classroom, NABT Faculty Development Committee, 2 and 4-Year College and University Sections, Atlanta, Georgia. Committee Co-Chairperson. (November 22, 2013). (NSF TUES GRANT #1249774).

Undergraduate Research at the Capital – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) Poster Conference, Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, PA State Representatives and Senators/PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Organizing Committee Co-Chairperson. (March 19, 2013).

1st Annual Poster Session and Workshop: Connecting Students to Planet Earth through the Study of Global Biological Knowledge, NABT Global Perspectives Committee, National Association of Biology Teachers, Atlanta, Georgia. Chairperson. (November 21, 2013).

Undergraduate Research at the Capital – Pennsylvania (URC-PA) Poster Conference, Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus, PA State Representatives and Senators/PA Independent and Public Colleges and Universities, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Organizing Committee Co- Chairperson. (March 19, 2013).

NABT National Professional Development Summit: Moving from Vision to Change – 21st Century Transformation of the 21st Century Classroom, NABT Faculty Development Committee, 2 and 4-Year College and University Sections, Dallas, Texas. Committee Co-Chairperson. (November 2, 2012).

1st Penn State Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium, Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus, Center Valley, Pennsylvania, Organizing Committee Chairperson.  (April 29, 2011).

NABT National Professional Development Summit: International Programs – Teaching Biology Around the World, NABT Faculty Development Committee, 2 and 4-Year College and University Sections, Anaheim, California. Committee Co-Chairperson. (October 2011).

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Annual Conference, Reviewer. (January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011).

Active Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies

Society for Developmental Biology, Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC), Professional Development and Curriculum Committee, Resource Reviewer. Bethesda, (January 1, 2011 - present).

Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Undergraduate Abstract Review. (November 1, 2020 – January 4, 2021).

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Conservation Asia 2016 Organizing Committee, Asian Section, Singapore. Member (January 2015 - December 2015).

Knowles Science Teacher Foundation (KSTF), Teaching Fellowships, Interviewer. Philadelphia, PA. (February 11, 2011 - February 13, 2011).

National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Annual Conference, Proposal Reviewer. (January 2011 - December 2011).

Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising

Dr. Joshua B. Slee, DeSales University, Mentorship. Allentown, Pennsylvania. (January 2015 - Present).
CURE development, implementation, and assessment; student learning outcomes; publications; national presentations; grants.

Dr. Marie Gehman, Mentorship, International University of Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire, AFRICA, Faculty Mentor. (January 2017 - 2021).
CURE development, implementation, and assessment; student learning outcomes

Drs. Meghan Schall & Lee Eshani, Mentorship, Penn State Hazelton, Faculty Mentor. Hazelton, Pennsylvania (May 2018 - December 2019).
CURE development, implementation, and assessment; student learning outcomes; pedagogical research and publications.

Dr. Lara Goudsouzian, Mentorship, DeSales University, Faculty Mentor. Center Valley, Pennsylvania. (January 2015 - December 2016).
CURE development, implementation, and assessment; student learning outcomes; pedagogical research and publications.

Dr. Christine Goedhart, Mentorship, Citrus College, Faculty Mentor. Pasadena, California United States. (November 2014 - December 2016).
Mentee: Christine Goedhart
CURE development, implementation, and assessment; student learning outcomes; pedagogical research and publications.

Professional Development Activities Related to Service Responsibilities

Seminar, Security Overseas Seminar, U.S. Department of State, Arlington, Virginia, United States. (October 7, 2019 - October 8, 2019).

Web-Based Seminar, Introduction to Working in an Embassy, U.S. Department of State, Arlington, Virginia, United States. (September 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019).

Seminar, Washington Tradecraft, U.S. Department of State, Arlington, Virginia. (June 18, 2019 - June 21, 2019).

Institute, ACE Regional Level Leadership Forum, American Council on Education, Scottsdale, Arizona. (April 28, 2015 - May 2, 2015).




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