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Past Members of Biology Teaching & Learning

Cissy BallenCissy Ballen, Postdoctoral Associate






 Daniel Baltz, Data Analyst





Jess Blum, Education Program Specialist





Linh Chau, Postdoctoral Associate






Abby Conover, Coordinator of Undergraduate Initiatives





Peter Franco, Lab Services Coordinator





Eileen FurlongEileen Furlong, Senior Lab Services Coordinator

Eileen worked with CBS faculty, staff and TAs to help implement undergraduate labs. 




Mark Galatowitsch, Lab Services Coordinator






Geri Grosinger, Student Services Specialist






Ngoc Ha, Senior Laboratory Technician





Kathryn HannaKathryn Hanna, Associate Professor - Emeritus

Kathryn worked with undergraduates at the University of Minnesota throughout her career. Whether teaching microbiology at the former University of Minnesota campus in Waseca, helping convert the College of Biological Sciences curriculum to the semester calendar as Associate Dean of the College, directing the Biology Colloquium Program for 20 years, teaching forensic science seminars, or instructing the biology internship course, Kathryn focuses on helping students find the excitement of the life sciences in everyday life and helping them explore exciting careers in fields that fit their talents, values, and interests. 

Jennifer (Richter) HicksJenna Hicks, Postdoctoral Associate





Mark Jokinen, Data Analyst





Petra Kranzfelder, Postdoctoral Associate






Rob KulhanekRob Kulhanek, Teaching Specialist - Nature of Life Program

Rob supported the Nature of Life program and courses, including BIOL 1805/1806 and BIOL 2905/2906. He also helped with the Guild Initiative and related first-year program experience.



Annika MoeAnnika Moe, Education Program Specialist II

Annika's focus was ecology and evolution non-biology majors courses and education technology online learning. Annika taught BIOL 1001, supervised BIOL 1001 lab teaching assistants and worked to develop BIOL 1001 lecture and lab curriculum. 



Lorelei PatrickLori Patrick, Postdoctoral Associate





Barb Pinch, Lab Services Coordinator





Dalay OlsonDalay Olson, Postdoctoral Associate





Jane Phillips

Jane Phillips, Education Specialist

Jane Phillips taught thousands of biology students over 25 years with the College. She received numerous awards for her contributions to the College and the University including the President’s Award for Outstanding Service and the National Academies Education Mentor in the Life Sciences. Phillips managed the College’s instructional laboratories and served as associate director and co-director of the Biology Program.



Cody Smith, Lab Services Coordinator



Meaghan SteinMeaghan Stein, Education Success and Retention Coordinator



Katie TalbottKatie Talbott, Education Program Associate II

Katie coordinated Animal Diversity, Marine Animal Diversity, Zoology, and Ecology labs, assisted with student research projects, and maintained a teaching collection of live animals for CBS Instructional Labs.



Frances Wood

Frances Wood, Nature of Life Program Director