Snap Talk by DeeAnn Reeder
Associate Professor of Biology
"A Passion for Science: Personal Reflections on the Teacher-Scholar Model"
Abstract: I believe that a teacher can and should change the lives of her students. Because I am a scientist, for me, teaching is inextricably linked to teaching about science, about the wonders of the natural world, and about the beauty of the scientific method. One could theoretically do science without teaching (although I suspect it would be very difficult), but one cannot effectively teach about science without doing science. This means asking questions, getting your hands dirty, knowing what other scientists are doing, why they are doing it, and what they have discovered. In this snap-talk, I will briefly describe my personal journey to the teacher-scholar model and the ways in which I try to live into this model and share my passion for science with Bucknell students.