John Basey

Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 1992 • Senior Instructor
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Harrison Carpenter

Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, 2001 • Senior Instructor
I serve as EBIO’s Advisor for Writing Instruction. Ever since I studied rhetoric in graduate school, I’ve been analyzing scientists’ writing, and researching the ways scientists’ writing changes, and is changed by, the social and political contexts in which science operates. In EBIO, I teach writing classes for undergraduate science students, coaching them to write like scientists, but also to see how writing is an essential part of scientific inquiry...
Stephanie Mayer

Stephanie Mayer

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1989 • Senior Instructor
I teach and/or coordinate the labs for the following plant biology courses: EBIO 4500, Plant Biodiversity and Evolution; EBIO 4510, Plant Anatomy; and EBIO 4520, Plant Systematics.
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Stephanie Renfrow

M.A. in Science Writing, Johns Hopkins University 1998
As a writing instructor with EBIO, I focus on helping students deepen their science and scientific communications skills. My central interest is in helping undergraduate students hone their writing and presenting skills, as well as gain experience with real-world genres that typify the professional efforts of scientists. I also enjoy helping graduate students on an individual basis with specific projects and communications skills. In addition to my teaching background, my...

Derek Sweeny

Lecturer, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology