Cassidy Terrell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, CLI

Cassidy TerrellEducation

B.S., Chemistry, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin

Personal Vision: to be an agent of inspiration and discovery, leading others to uncover the joys and wonder of the biomolecular world.

Teaching at UMR
I aim to embody an educator who values integrity, creativity, and life-long learning. Pedagogically, I apply a variety of evidence-based, high impact practices to create an inclusive learning environment that maintains a high degree of content integrity. My courses also focus on developing visual literacy skills. I use backwards design to create activities and employ a variety of technologies to facilitate student learning.

My long-term goal is to develop and assess curricula related to biomolecular interactions and visual literacy with the aim of disseminating data-driven research on learning that positively impacts students in chemistry and biochemistry. My work has focused on the design and assessment of 3D physical and virtual evidence-based models to increase student conceptual understanding in biochemistry. Additionally, I collaborate with researchers at Kennesaw State University to determine how and when students learn using 3D physical and virtual model using encephalography (EEG) and eye tracking technologies. 

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