I prefer a mixture of didactic and intense discussion. If possible, I follow the medical education philosophy of:
1) Learn it.
2) Do it.
3) Teach it.
I also believe each student learns differently and that it is up to the instructor to adapt appropriately.
I studied Chemistry and Art at Montana State University with a 3.66/4.0 GPA overall. I was recruited to Stanford to pursue a doctorate in Cancer Biology (system’s biology track) with a 3.6 GPA.
I have over 14 years of teaching at the collegiate level as well as frequently having junior high school & high school students in my lab where they learned rudimentary chemistry, biochemistry, cell & molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology.
I have been a semi-professional skier and played varsity football. I am an avid angler, sculptor, potter, painter & chef. I also enjoy dog training. I am also a skilled woodworker and mason.