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Sarah Bennett

Instructor of Biology

Zurn 216

(814) 824-3611

Research shows that most students learn best when actively engaged in class discussions and hands-on experiences, yet faculty worry that this takes away from the amount of content that can be covered in a course. I am interested in exploring the issue of active learning in the classroom, its implications in student comprehension and its implications in the amount of material learned.



M.S., Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing , MI, (2007)
Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior

B.S. Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing , MI, (2005)


Courses taught:

  • BIO 100 Biology Freshman Seminar
  • BIO 120/121 Human Biology and Lab
  • BIO 130/131 Functional Human Biology and Lab
  • BIO 146/147 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 148/149 Organismal Biology
  • BIO 141 Cell Biology Lab
  • BIO 296 Biology of Development and Aging
  • BIO 320/321 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Lab
  • BIO 334/335 Human Anatomy and Lab
  • ENVS 100/101 Environmental Problem Solving