Room 1235 Phone: 419.530.2065Fax: 419.530.7737
Associate Lecturer WO 1217B 419.530.2181 email@example.com
Ph.D., University of Toledo, Dept. of Biology, Toledo, Ohio August 2013
Emphasis: Aquatic Ecology
M.S., University of Toledo, Dept. of Biology, Toledo, Ohio August 1993
Emphasis: Comparative Animal Physiology
B.A., Hiram College, Dept. of Biology, Hiram, Ohio June 1989
Emphasis: Zoology/ Ecology
I believe effective teachers have content knowledge and a desire
to share that knowledge. Teachers are coaches that use a variety of techniques to
grow mastery. It’s not enough to memorize a list of facts. Science today grows too
quickly. A good scientist must have content knowledge and be able to integrate new
knowledge and apply it to new situations. In order to help students, I use a variety
of techniques. Scientific teaching is the use of techniques shown by research to
be effective. For example, I use case studies to emphasize the application of facts
to new situations. I pioneered the use of “clickers” at UT. I’ve used clickers to
engage students in analyzing data and predicting outcomes. Using clickers gives me
the ability to gauge understanding in class and tailor my lectures to those needs.
In the end, I hope students feel they have been treated with fairness and respect.
I want my students to have the content knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge
for their continued success.
Technology in the Classroom, Scientific Teaching
BIOL1120 Survey of Biology
BIOL1220 Survey of Biology Lab
BIOL2150 Fundamentals of Life Science I
BIOL2160 Fundamentals of Life Science Lab I
BIOL2170 Fundamentals of Life Science II
BIOL2180 Fundamentals of Life Science Lab II
BIOL3070 Human Physiology
Leady, B.S. 2016. Fundamentals of Life Science Lab Manual. Westland, MI: Hayden-McNeil
Publishing Co. 22nd edition.
Fortney, R.H., M. Benedict, J.F. Gottgens, T. Walters, B. Leady and J. Rentch. 2004.
Aquatic plant community composition along an inundation gradient at two ecologically-distinct
sites in the Pantanal region of Brazil. Wetlands Ecology and Management 12(6): 575-585.
Leady, B.S. and J.F. Gottgens. 2001. Mercury accumulation in sediment cores and along
food chains in two regions of the Brazilian Pantanal. Wetlands Ecology and Management 9(4):349-361.
Kumar, A., V. Chigullapalli, K. Venkataraman, S. Sundaresan, B.S. Simmers, and J.F.
Gottgens. 1999. Estimation of methyl mercury concentration in fish due to deposition
of mercury from an urban area on water bodies. J. Great Lakes' Law, Science & Policy 2(1): 43-67.
Gottgens, J.F., B.E. Rood, J.J. Delfino, and B.S. Simmers. 1999. Uncertainty in paleoecological
studies of mercury in sediment cores. Water Air Soil Pollut. 110: 313-333.
Tramer, E.J. and B. Simmers. 1994. Unusual copulatory behavior by Fiery-throated Hummingbirds.
Wilson Bulletin 106(3):573.
Simmers, B.S. 1993. Avian Noninvasive Hormone Monitoring: Correlation of excretory
and plasma steroid levels in the Japanese Quail. Master of Science Thesis: The University
of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. 95 p.
Mahan, T. and B.S.. Simmers. 1991. Effect of cross-fostering on social preferences
in juvenile cranes. Proceedings of the Sixth North American Crane Workshop. Regina,