Dr. Brittany Smith, Professor

PhD | Faculty

Address: Office: 346 Trafton Science Center S
Phone: 507-389-1086
Email: brittany.smith-2@mnsu.edu


  • PhD, North Dakota State University

Research Interests

  • Biology Education

My research focuses on biology education. I am interested in understanding how students learn and come to understand biology. My research interests focus primarily on metacognition but I also have interest in the relationship between instruction, curriculum and assessment with student thinking related to biology.

I teach a combination of both introductory and upper-level biology courses. BIOL 100, which is the introductory biology course for non-majors with a lab. BIOL 102 is a course designed to explore women's biology and BIOL 480, which is a course specifically designed for pre-service elementary teachers.

I am currently accepting undergraduate and graduate students for research opportunities in Biology Education.

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