Biology is for Everyone: Improving Biology Education through a Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In this webinar, Jim Morris will discuss practices he uses regularly in his large introductory biology class to include all students.
Jim Morris · Feb, 2023
Our classrooms are increasingly diverse. Students learn in different ways, have varied levels of preparation, and have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Using inclusive teaching practices not only allows everyone to learn, but also creates a sense of belonging and community, one of the best predictors of success in science. In this webinar, Jim Morris will discuss practices he uses regularly in his large introductory biology class to include all students. He will also share resources in the introductory biology textbook How Life Works that foster inclusive practices.
Professor of Biology, Brandeis University
James Morris is Professor of Biology at Brandeis University. He teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors, including introductory biology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and a first-year seminar on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Brandeis and Harvard. His research focuses on epigenetics. He currently pursues this research with undergraduates to give them the opportunity to do genuine, laboratory-based research. Dr. Morris received a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University and a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences. He is also a reader for the AP® Biology exam and an author of Biology for the AP® Course.