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Biologist Lectures on Classroom Learning Techniques

(Posted February 4, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Debra Kirchhof-Glazier, professor of biology at Juniata College, will speak on how to incorporate various learning techniques into science courses in the talk "Active Teaching, Active Learning: Close Encounters in Biology I" as part of the Bookend Seminar lecture series at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 13 in A201 in the Brumbaugh Science Center on the Juniata campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Bookend Seminar series features afternoon lectures each month by Juniata College faculty.

Kirchhof-Glazier will highlight several new teaching techniques for Juniata's freshman biology course, including Web-based instruction and the Classroom Performance System, which uses remote control units to allow students to answer questions. The system encourages students to participate more freely in class.

Kirschhof-Glazier earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Lebanon Valley College in 1973 and a master's degree in biology from Cornell University in 1979. She also serves as director of Juniata's Health Professions Program and has served as a community mediator and consultant for peace studies for area school districts.

She is a member of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions and served on the Executive Committee of the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. She is also advisor for the Juniata chapter of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and the Baha'i Club.

Kirchhof-Glazier was named Juniata's Woman of the Year in 1987 and 1996), and received the Lindbach Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1987.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.