I grew up in Indiana, the son of a college Theatre Professor (Dad) and a Library Director (Mom). My brother, Kyle (in the photo with me on the left), is a Chemistry Professor at Carroll College (MT). This summer, we spent two weeks birding together in Maine. My sister, Susanna, is a School Social Worker in Iowa City (IA). I have a Biochemistry degree ('91) from Manchester College (IN; now University), and Masters in Science Education ('96) from the University of Washington (Seattle), and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Science ('04) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
My undergraduate education in Biology and Chemistry was phenomenal and Manchester University is still one of the most affordable liberal arts routes to success. For example, over the past five years, 89 percent of Manchester graduates who applied to med school were accepted.
I have taught biology and teacher education courses for the University of Colorado. I swim, cycle, write (here is a link to my book) and run.
I also do a lot of free lance curriculum writing for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Biointeractive Site, a site with free science resources for teachers and students.
I have recently started a blog called Mr. Dr. Science Teacher where I reflect on teaching, science, and teaching science in the public schools. Check it out!