General

Last Name

Zwick

First Name

Melissa

Department or Program Name

NAMS – Biology

Institution Name

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

PO box or mailstop

101 Vera King Farris Drive

City

Galloway

State

NJ

Country

USA

Postal Code

08205

Residency

Residency Attended

2014-2015 Transitions Residency

Institution

Teaching

Primary student type

Undergraduate students – biology majors, Undergraduate students – allied health: pre-nursing and pre-professional

Introductory courses

General biology

Advanced courses

Neurobiology – junior and senior level biology majors
Physiology – junior level biology and health-science majors
Scientific Inquiry – junior and senior level biology majors

Research

Research question, hypotheses

Is project-based learning an effective approach to teaching an upper-level undergraduate, neurobiology course?

Research type

How students think and feel about a learning experience (satisfaction, reaction), How students improve or increase their knowledge OR decrease their misconceptions based on a learning experience (content, conceptual understanding), How students improve or increase their skills OR decrease unwanted behaviors based on a learning experience (performance, behaviors, actions)

Impact of Research

Overall Experience