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office: 3050 David King Hall
Office Hours: Monday 1:30 – 2:45 pm & Thursday 1:30 – 2:45 pm
Current Research Interests
My research has focused on field-based problems that reflect my interest in applied mineralogy, geological education and inquiry-based experiential learning. I currently work on low-temperature geochemical processes that you can see in soils, wetlands, in mining areas and in other environmental problem areas.
office: 1405 Exploratory Hall
Dr. Nelson earned her Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation Methods in 2005 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned an MS degree in Mathematics in 1988 from the GMU. She joined the Mathematics Department and the STEM Accelerator program at GMU in 2012. Her main responsibilities in Mathematics are teaching undergraduate courses and supervising the introduction of oral reviews to improve student understanding and retention. She is currently involved in three grants. The NSF TUES II grant is designed to provide students oral reviews. Her NSF Noyce grant gives undergraduates the chance to explore the teaching profession. Its goal is to increase the number of STEM secondary teachers. The third grant is from OSCAR and involves several mathematics faculty in reforming courses to make them more student centered. As part of her Accelerator duties, Dr. Nelson is responsible for improving students’ retention rates, recruitment and career opportunities.
office: 1406 Exploratory Hall
My research interest is in Astrobiology, specifically theorized Ancient Martian atmospheres and the possibility of life, extant or extinct, on Mars.
Physics 261 Labs
office: 1403 Exploratory Hall
Dr. Davis is a Term Assistant Professor for the Biology Undergraduate Program. She teaches Biology 213: Cell Structure and Function and Biology 311: General Genetics. As the STEM Accelerator faculty for Biology, Dr. Davis is interested in improving student learning and identifying methods that will promote the success of our students. Dr. Davis received her Ph.D. from The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Dr. Davis was a post-doctoral fellow for four years Howard University where she studied aging and molecular genetics and used Drosophila melanogaster as the model system.
The biology bootcamp helps transition new freshmen students, in the biology program, to college life to prepare them for the initial experience in courses that are not traditionally the easiest to pass.
The STEM Accelerator Program faculty introduce the program’s foundations and practice.