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Liesel Christensen

Advisor: Dr. Anna Grinath
Degree: D.A. Biology

Office: Life Sciences 411


2008, B.S. Biology Composite Teaching , Brigham Young University, Cum Laude
2019, M.S. Science Education, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT


Biographical Sketch

Liesel comes to ISU to join the Biology Learning and Teaching Lab with 8 years of high school biology teaching experience. She taught varying levels of high school biology in Washington DC, UT, VA, and MT. Her favorite thing about teaching is building strong relationships with students and seeing their "Ah, ha!" moments when they begin to love biology. Her masters degree research at MSU was titled, "Word Power! How Vocabulary Instruction Impacts the 10th Grade Biology Class." Liesel enjoys spending time with her husband, three young boys, and golden retriever. Together they love to travel, try new foods, play sports, run, and watch college football.


 BIOL 4413/5513 - Biology Teaching Methods