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Rebecca Hazen Professorial Lecturer Biology

Contact
Send email to Rebecca Hazen
CAS - Biology
Additional Positions at AU
CAS Faculty Senate Representative
Degrees
Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University

B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, SUNY Cortland

Bio
I am an evolutionary biologist and an urban ecologist. My research has focused on the evolution of plant-insect interactions and the mechanisms that shape the ecology of urban landscapes. My approach to pedagogy is creative and evidence-based, focusing on student-centered, problem-based, and active learning approaches that increase student performance and decrease failure across diverse student populations. My teaching strategies emphasize building critical thinking and communication skills through a curriculum that mirrors the scientific process of discovery and is guided by the principle that “appreciating the scientific process can be more important than knowing scientific facts." I strive for anti-racist inclusive excellence in STEM teaching by integrating critical conversations and activities that examine how power structures shape scientific discourse and practice in biology. I teach the Introductory Biology course for non-majors and a Complex Problems course in Urban Ecology, as well as other courses in the Biology Department and AU core. Learn more on Dr. Hazen's website and the course website for her Urban Ecology course! Dr. Hazen's website: https://rebeccahazen.weebly.com/ Urban Ecology: https://sites.google.com/view/au-urbanecology/home?authuser=0
See Also
Dr. Hazen's Website
Dr. Hazen's Urban Ecology Course Website
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Urban Ecology: Future of Wild

Fall 2021

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology

  • BIO-100 Essential Biology