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Chris’ award-winning teaching experience spans 19 academic semesters and includes lecturing, laboratory instruction, and teaching assistantships (TA) of laboratory courses. He specializes in teaching fundamental biochemical concepts that also have a basis in cell biology, molecular biology, and physiology. He is particularly interested in linking events at multiple levels of biological organization; in other words, how does an event at the biochemical level (protein, gene, metabolite) translate to the cellular level, to the organ or tissue level, to the organ system level, and ultimately to the organismal or systemic level?
He is very committed to using evidence-based learning, and one of his favourite approaches is to compare and contrast what happens in a normal or healthy situation (physiology) versus what happens when things go wrong (pathophysiology).
Based on student evaluations of teaching collected for 9 course-semesters, Chris has earned an unweighted average score of 4.23/5.00 or a weighted average score of 4.04/5.00 (where courses with more students have higher weight and courses with less students have lower weight) in the quantitative sections of his student evaluations of teaching.
- Biochemistry II (CHEM 375); Concordia, Summer 2014 (lab TA)
- Biochemistry II Laboratory (BCH2402); Algonquin, Winter 2015 (lab instructor)
- Biochemistry II: Metabolism (BCMB-452W); Ursinus, Spring 2017 (lecturer and lab instructor)
- Biophysical Chemistry (BCMB-307); Ursinus, Fall 2016 (lecturer)
- Biophysical Techniques and Applications (BIOC 3202); Carleton, Falls 2014-2015 (lecturer)
- Chemistry for Engineering Students (CHEM 1101); Carleton, Winters 2005-2007, Fall 2007 (lab TA)
- Fundamentals of Biochemistry (CHEM-347); Ursinus, Fall 2016 (lecturer)
- General Chemistry II (CHEM 206); Concordia, Winter 2004 (lab TA)
- Honours Thesis (BIOC/CHEM 4990); Mount Allison, Winter 2014, Fall 2013 (mentor)
- Immunochemistry (BIOC 4011) a.k.a. Molecular Immunology (BIOC 3051) as of 2014-2015; Mount Allison, Fall 2012 (lecturer)
- Independent Research (CHEM-491W); Ursinus, Spring 2017 (mentor)
- Independent Study in Biochemistry (BIOC 4951); Mount Allison, Fall 2013 (mentor)
- Introduction to Research (BCMB/CHEM-291); Ursinus, Spring 2017, Fall 2016 (mentor)
- Methods in Biochemistry (BIOC 4001); Carleton, Falls 2004-2006, Winter 2008 (lab TA), Winter 2016 (lecturer)
- Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CHEM-106L); Ursinus, Spring 2017 (lab instructor)
- Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (CHEM-205L); Ursinus, Fall 2016 (lab instructor)
- Pharmacology and Nutraceuticals (BCH3404); Algonquin, Winter 2015 (lecturer)
- Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031); Mount Allison, Winters 2013-2014 (lecturer)
- Toxicology (BIOC 3991); Mount Allison, Fall 2012 (lecturer)
Additional teaching-related activities, student evaluations of teaching received for these courses, self-analyses, and future directions for teaching can be perused in Chris’ teaching portfolio.