As part of the SPIRE fellowship, scholars develop and teach undergraduate courses at one of SPIRE’s partner institutions in North Carolina. Scholars design courses that integrate active learning strategies, research-based content, and new topics in their field. There are seven scholars who are currently teaching and mentoring undergraduates during the Spring 2017 semester:

Dan Brown, Ph.D. Teaching Placement: North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. Course taught: Principles of Biology – Molecules and Cells

Elizabeth Danka, Ph.D. Teaching Placement: North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC. Course taught: Cell Biology.

Danielle Fortune, Ph.D. Teaching Placement: Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC. Course taught: Bacterial Pathogenesis.

Lathiena Manning, Ph.D. Teaching Placement: North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. Course taught: Principles of Biology – Molecules and Cells.

Amanda Pierce, Ph.D. Teaching Placement: UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC. Course taught: Ecology and Evolution of Disease.

Nik Stasulli, Ph.D. Teaching Placement: UNC Pembroke, Pembroke, NC. Course taught: Principles of Biology.

David Steinberg, Ph.D. Teaching Placement: North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC. Course taught: Concepts of Biology II.

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