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Instructor of Record.  2017. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA.
Animal Ecology (AECL) 458 and 458L - Ornithology and Lab.  An advanced course on all topics related to birds, including physiology, structure and function, reproduction, song, behavior, and conservation.

Guest Lecturer.  2013.  Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA.
Animal Ecology (AECL) 371 - Ecological Methods.  An upper-level course on the quantitative techniques used in natural resource management, with an emphasis on inventory and monitoring of animal populations.  Presented a single lecture on the Iowa Multiple Species Inventory and Monitoring Program.

Guest Lecturer.  2012.  Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
Biology (BIO) 385 - Behavior and Ecology of Vertebrates.  Identification, evolutionary history, behavior and ecological relationships of local mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Students learn and apply survey techniques appropriate for particular groups to understand species/habitat relationships, diversity within groups, and the impact of humans on diversity.  Presented a lecture entitled "Conserving Iowa's wildlife using a statewide inventory and monitoring program".

Guest Lecturer.  2011.  Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.
Animal Ecology (AECL) 458 - Ornithology.  An advanced course on all topics related to birds, including physiology, structure and function, reproduction, song, behavior, and conservation.  Presented lectures on two different topics; "Eggs, Nests, and Incubation" and "Bird Eggs and Reproduction".

Guest Lecturer.  2010.  Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA.
Animal Ecology (AECL) 371 - Ecological Methods.  An upper-level course on the quantitative techniques used in natural resource management, with an emphasis on inventory and monitoring of animal populations.  Presented a single lecture on the utility of ArcGIS software in the wildlife profession.  Engaged students in a laboratory exercise on how to navigate ArcGIS software and the basic functions of the software.   

Teaching Assistant
.  2008.  Des Moines Area Community College, Newton, Iowa, USA.
Biology 138 - Field Ecology.  An introductory course on the ecological relationships of native plants and animals of Iowa.  Assisted 15-20 students with various laboratory activities involving field ecology and with field identification of songbirds, insects, and prairie plants.  Also assisted students with the development of independent research projects.  Presented lecture when professor was unable to attend.

Tutor.  2005-2006.  North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City, Iowa, USA.
Math 101 - Math for Decision Making.  An introductory course on basic topics in mathematics.  Met with 4 students on a personal basis to assist with the understanding of concepts presented in lecture and assign practice problems. Also provided assistance with homework assignments and development of efficient study methods.

**I am also a Certified Hunter Education Instructor through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and have assisted with several Hunter Education courses.  I have instructed on topics including preparation and survival skills and wildlife identification, conservation, and habitat needs.