As an educator, it is important to me to create an environment in and outside of the classroom that facilitates learning.

I am also a passionate teacher and have particular liking to involve undergraduates in hands-on research so that they would get a deeper understanding of science and society.

It is my duty to give back to society the gift of knowledge that I have received.

Study Abroad:

I take undergraduate students (honors and non-honors) from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville to Neotropics to teach them Tropical Ecology. The main topics that I cover are related to Tropical biology, Ecology, Ornithology, Herpetology.

    • Belize – Coastal Caribbean Biology (May Inter-session 2018, 2017, 2019):
      • A week-long course in Tropical Caribbean Biology.
      • Responsible for students from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and Fort Smith.
    • Watch me Catch Black-tailed Indigo snake while canoeing down Macal River. The snake was used to teach students about its Natural history, Taxonomy, ecology.
  • Trinidad and Tobago (May 2018)
    • Week long course in Tropical Biology.
    • It is a course open to alumni of Coastal Caribbean Biology Course, wherein we build on the principles learned in Belize.

Lecture Based Course:

  • Organismal Biology and Ecology (Fall 2020):
    • Lecturer, Division of Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Principles of Biology (Summer Session 2019)
    • Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for setting up my own course syllabus/curriculum
    • Conduct lectures
    • Setup and administer Exams/Assignments

Guest Lecture:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology (Spring 2020)

Lab based Courses:

  • Microbiology
    • Fall 2019 – Rating of 5.0/5.0
    • Spring 2019 -Rating of 5.0/5.0
    • Fall 2018 – Rating of 4.94/5.0
  • Human Physiology
    • Spring 2018 – Rating of 5.0/5.0
    • Fall 2017 – Rating of 5.0/5.0
  • Human Anatomy
    • Summer 2018 -Rating of 5.0/5.0
    • Spring 2017 – Rating of 4.67/5.0
    • Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Summer 2014
  • Principles of Biology
    • Spring 2014, Fall 2013

As a Teaching Assistant in Department of the Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas, I am responsible for:

  • Responsible for conducting ~3 hours long labs twice per week.
  • Responsible for designing and delivering my talk for the lab being taught.
  • Responsible for setting up, conducting and grading the exams

High-School, Undergraduate and Graduate students guided:

  • Currently guiding a graduate student (University of Arkansas) in completing his master’s thesis after sudden demise of his degree advisor.
  • Currently guiding 7 undergraduate students from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in conducting various ecology related projects
  • Guided one undergraduate student from University of Arkansas, Fort Smith on developing a research project on snake venom and its bio-medical applications.
  • Currently guiding two undergraduate students from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville on use of Marasmiusfor nest building in Neotropics.
  • Currently guiding one High-School student conduct a study on heat conducting properties in Marasmius
  • Currently guiding two of my students from Physiology in to developing a research paper on stability and hearing capabilities.
  • Have successfully guided a student from University of Arkansas, Fort-Smith on Swainson’s Thrush foraging ecology. The work was published in Arkansas Academy of Sciences.
  • PhD student (2015), had taught a PhD student (CCMB-CSIR), field biology techniques and guidance on setting up field sites.
  • Have guided multiple graduate students with analyzing their data with various statistical methods such as Multivariate Statistics, GLM, GLMR, Random Forest, GIS etc.

A few special memories (teaching) captured:

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Course and TA evaluations: Course Evaluations 2017- 2019

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In Belize while teaching the Study Abroad “Coastal Caribbean Biology Course”. Caught a 7 feet long snake while canoeing down Macal River. The snake was used to teach students about its Natural history, Taxonomy, ecology.

Song prepared by the Study Abroad “Coastal Caribbean Biology Course” students for their Ecology Class.