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About Carlos
Broadly trained academic with over fifteen years of teaching experience at the university level, having taught diverse adult student bodies in distinct institutions. As a teacher, I am strongly dedicated to student success and ensuring that each student fully understands all the material covered.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
At Texas A&M University I served as a Teaching Assistant for several introductory biology and ecology courses. Upon graduation, I joined the faculty at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) as a Visiting Assistant Professor. In my two years there, I taught general biology courses including a non-majors course. In 2015, I joined the University of South Florida Sarasota- Manatee (USF-SM) as an Assistant Professor of Biology, where for the past five years I’ve taught courses in general biology (Biology II); conservation & environmental biology...
Education
Texas A&M University
Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2006 - 2013
Texas A&M University
Biology
Bachelor's Degree
2002 - 2005

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Assistant Professor
2015 - 2020
• Delivered and presented curriculum materials in the form of upper and lower division biology courses by teaching 1-4 sections a semester with class sizes between 15–49 students • Developed curriculum aimed at mostly adult and non-traditional university students • Crafted and edited training materials for adult students as well as research participants, including the development of a new in-house laboratory manual for undergraduate courses • Integrated innovative activities in lectures aimed at increasing participation and learning •
Sam Houston State University, Visiting Assistant Professor
2013 - 2015
• Taught 2–3 sections a semester of lower division non-major biology courses (class sizes: 50–130) • Collaborated with Dr. Sibyl Bucheli and Dr. Jim Harper to re-design the curriculum of Contemporary Biology, a non-majors course, as to improve academic outcomes • Incorporated various pedagogical approaches including flipped classroom activities, student-led discussions, and the use of eLearning approaches (e.g. Blackboard, Mastering Biology) • Out-performed discipline and college averages in end-of-semester student evaluations • Completed...
Texas A&M University, Graduate Assistant
2006 - 2013
• Served as a teaching assistant for several laboratory courses with class sizes ~24 students • Outperformed other teaching assistants in student evaluations while maintaining academic rigor • Acted as an aide to various professors teaching Principles of Ecology (RENR 215), with duties including managing student communications, grading, assisting students with assignments, and providing clarity on class topics. Class enrollment reached ~330 students • Supervised complex independent projects as well as day-to-day activities at the Hurtado lab •
Texas A&M University, Aggie Access Teaching Assistant; Grader
2002 - 2005
• Tutored ~20 incoming freshmen identified as academically at-risk twice a week in a retention laboratory aimed at improving their mathematical skills • Graded homework assignments and other graded activities for sections of Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II (MATH 166) taught by Dr. Janice Epstein

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