Areas of Expertise
Teaching: Principles of Biology Lab, General Biology I Lab, General Biology II Lab & Lecture, General Biology III, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, Ecology & Histology Labs
B.S. (Biology) Converse College (1993)
B.F.A. (Studio Art) Converse College (1993)
M.S. (Botany) University of South Florida (1996)
Ed.D., University of North Florida (2019)
My greatest enjoyment as a scientist is in studying the relationships between various organisms and the factors that influence their dynamics. Mutualistic relationships of figs with fig wasps, fungal symbionts that nourish insects in plant galls, and carnivorous plant genera have all piqued my interests and enhanced my appreciation for the natural world. My background as an artist has further developed my skills for observation and I utilize my talents as a scientific illustrator as often as possible.
My current research pursuits involve biology education research. I am interested in the development of undergraduate and graduate students and factors that influence their success. Undergraduate research can be a transformative experience for students. My dissertation research focused on undergraduate biology majors, their knowledge and interest in biology, their career aspirations, and the influence of undergraduate research in each of these areas. As a BioTAP Scholar my research has focused on the influence of professional development in formative teaching pedagogy of graduate teaching assistants.
- Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award, 2018
- BioTAP Scholar 2018-2019
- Innovative Summer Teaching Institute Participant - 2019
- GNSI (Guild of Natural Science Illustrators)
- SABER (Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research)
- BioTAP (Biology Teaching Assistant Project)
- ABLE (Association of Biology Laboratory Education)
Publications & Presentations
Te Strake, D., Keagy, A., & Stiling, P.D. (2006) Fungi associated with galls of Borrichia frutescens: Insect galls and endophytes. SIDA Contributions to Botany 2 (1): 755-763.
Moon, D. C., Moon, J. & Keagy, A. (2010). Direct and Indirect Interactions. Nature Education Knowledge 1(11):9.