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Joined Seton Hill
2019
Hometown
Brooklyn, NY
Contact Info
acoopermorgan@setonhill.edu
(724) 830-1183

I do my best not to treat my students as apprentices when I teach; I assume they know something about the topic and are willing to learn more. This strategy permits those with prior experience to expand upon their knowledge base, and for beginners to feel comfortable in the classroom. Most classrooms provide a mixed audience, with students who may require some expanded learning curves than others. My teaching methodology promotes: a sense of discovery; and implements problem-based learning activities that are more interactive and less instructor-based. I love teaching because it allows me to learn alongside my students. Knowledge must never be complete; however, it must be within ones’ reach in order to keep chasing after it. Increasing my pedagogical repertoire helps me to promote critical thinking skills that encourages discussion in the classroom. My educational background includes a M.A. and a M.Phil. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University in New York. I received a doctor of philosophy, also from Columbia University, in 2009, followed by postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts’ Medical School.

Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), 2009 M.Phil., Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), 2007 M.A., Columbia University (New York, N.Y.), 2004 B.S., Long Island University (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 2001