Suzanne Thuecks

Faculty

    Suzanne Thuecks

    Suzanne Thuecks

     

    Office Hours

    Posted by my door and by appointment

    Lab Instructor in Biology and BIO113/114 Lab Coordinator
     

    My professional interests include teaching writing in the science classroom, curricular design, and instructional coaching.

    I teach ballet technique classes for Dance Club.


    EDUCATION

    Master of Arts in Teaching, Science Education, University of Iowa, 2004

    Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence University, 2002, majors in interdisciplinary science (Biology/Chemistry) and French, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

    RESEARCH

    Conference Presentations:

    • October 2016, Regional Association for Biology Laboratory Education major workshop. The Write Stuff: A stations-based activity to teach scientific reading, writing, and revision.
    • June 2017, National Association for Biology Laboratory Education major workshop. The Write Stuff: A stations-based activity to teach scientific reading, writing, and revision.
    • June 2018, National Association for Biology Laboratory Education mini workshop. A Hard Day’s Write: Teaching writing in the lab with a minimum of pain and suffering.
    • June 2019, National Association for Biology Laboratory Education major workshop. Do the Write Thing: Eight mini-activities to refine students’ writing.

    Publications:

    • Thuecks SE. 2018. The Write Stuff: A stations-based activity to teach scientific reading, writing, and revision. Article 18 in:
      McMahon K, editor. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 39. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Association
      for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).  (link)
    • Thuecks SE. 2019. A Hard Day’s Write: Teaching writing in the lab with a minimum of pain and suffering. Article 53 In: McMahon K, editor. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 40. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE). (link)

    TEACHING

    BIO113/114 Lab, Fall 2015-present
    BIO100 80/81: Forensic Biology, Spring 2019-present

    Professional Experience
    • 11 years of previous experience as a classroom teacher and teacher mentor in grades 8-12, the last year of which included instructional coaching.
    • Workshop: September 2019, Shenandoah University invited workshop for biology faculty. A Hard Day’s Write: Teaching writing in the lab with a minimum of pain and suffering.